WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Chris Murray, Co-Founder of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Dr. Murray discusses his ground-breaking report, The Global Burden of Disease 2010, a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of global deaths and disability due to diseases, injuries and risk factors by age, sex and geography.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, Founder and CEO of Iora Health
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, Founder and CEO of Iora Health, a Cambridge-based startup that is seeking to transform primary care delivery. Dr. Fernandopulle speaks about his quest to reinvent all aspects of care delivery by adressing many of the ailments in the current health care system, including payment models, staffing, IT systems and culture.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, Health and Human Services
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Sivak talks about programs underway at HHS to harness the power of data, technology and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. He discusses numerous programs that have been launched to improve access to health data for researchers, governments and individuals.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with former Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, now Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Senator Nelson discusses the challenges being experienced by the nation's Insurance Commissioners, who are adapting their state programs to incorporate measures in the Affordable Care Act such as the insurance exchanges and the expansion of Medicaid.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
Dr. Kavita Patel, Brookings Institution and Bipartisan Policy Center
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Kavita Patel, Managing Director of Delivery System Reform and Clinical Transformation at the Brookings Institution, and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Health Professional Workforce Initiative. Dr. Patel discusses their recently released reports which examine the need for better national planning strategies for projecting health care work force needs in the future.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, Professor of Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr Jonathan Oberlander, Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill about his recently released report highlighting some of the Affordable Care Act's political vulnerabilities.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Dr. Jeffery Levi, Trust for America's Health
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Jeffery Levi, Executive Director of Trust for America's Health, a non profit organization seeking to make disease prevention a national priority. Dr. Levi discusses his recent report: A Healthier America 2013, in which he outlines prevention strategies focusing on obesity, public health, flu pandemics and bioterrorism readiness.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Dr. John Bartlett, The Carter Center Mental Health Project
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. John Bartlett, Senior Project Advisor for the Primary Care Initiative at the Carter Center. Dr. Bartlett discusses the Carter Center's efforts to better facilitate behavioral health and substance abuse treatment in the primary care setting.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Dr. Daniel Kraft, Executive Director of FutureMed
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Daniel Kraft, Executive Director of FutureMed and the Medicine Track Chair at Singularity University. Dr. Kraft discusses FutureMed 2013, which hosts a gathering of the world's thought leaders and innovators in technologies that are poised to dramatically change health care delivery of the future.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder of Give an Hour
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, clinical psychologist and founder of Give an Hour, an organization dedicated to matching returning veterans and their families with behavioral practitioners who volunteer their time. Dr. Van Dahlen talks about the psychological impact of war and mobilizing civilians to support active duty service members, veterans, and their families.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
Dr. John McDonough, Harvard School of Public Health
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. John McDonough, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. McDonough was instrumental in crafting both the Massachusetts Health Care Law as well as the Affordable Care Act and discusses the strengths and vulnerabilities of health reform in America.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
Lygiea Ricciardi, Acting Director, Office of Consumer e-Health, ONC
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Lygiea Ricciardi, Acting Director of Consumer e-Health at the Office of the National Coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Ricciardi discusses plans at ONC to accelerate the e-health movement which seeks to make electronic health records available to all patients so they can be better informed stewards and consumers of their own medical care.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
Dr. Drew Altman, President and CEO of Kaiser Family Foundation
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Drew Altman, President and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on major health care issues facing the nation as well as global health. Kaiser is dedicated to providing non-partisan health information and analysis for policy makers, the media and general public.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
Susannah Fox, Director of Digital Strategy at the Pew Internet and American Life Project
This week Mark and Margaret speak with Susannah Fox, Director of Digital Strategy at the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Ms. Fox has been analyzing the intersection of technology and health care for over a decade, focusing on the cultural shifts taking place in health care, specifically in the areas of mobile technology and chronic disease.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
David Gergen, Sr. Political Analyst for CNN
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with David Gergen, Sr. Political Analyst for CNN, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School, and former advisor to four presidents. Mr. Gergen addresses the potential outcomes in the ongoing defecit discussion, as well as his views on the strengths and weaknesses of the Affordable Care Act.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance. Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, the mHealth Alliance champions the use of mobile technologies to improve health around the world. Dr. Mechael discusses recent mHealth Summit 2012, and the myriad global health initiatives benefitting from the proliferation of mobile phones throughout the developing world.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, about the broad scope of research underway at NIH, as well as his previous work leading the team that mapped the human genome, for which he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
Dan Hawkins, Vice President for Federal, State and Public Affairs, National Association of Community Health Centers
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dan Hawkins, Senior Vice President for Federal, State and Public Affairs at the National Association of Community Health Centers. Mr. Hawkins discusses how community health centers are poised to take on a majority of the newly-insured once the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, created by the Affordable Care Act. PCORI has been authorized by Congress to conduct research that will provide patients and their care providers with information about the best available evidence regarding patient outcomes to make informed health decisions.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York e-Health Collaborative
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York e-Health Collaborative, a consortium of policy makers, providers and health industry leaders working to improve health care for all New Yorkers through integrated health information technology. Mr. Whitlinger talks about innovative policies that are helping to facilitate interoperability of the stateâ€™s many electronic health systems and mobile health platforms.