WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
Brian Dolan, Co-Founder and Managing Editor of MobiHealthNews
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Brian Dolan, Co-Founder and Managing Editor of MobiHealthNews â€“ the online publication monitoring new developments in mobile health technology. Dolan discusses the myriad health and medical applications for mobile phones and tablets that have the power to revolutionize how healthcare is delivered moving forward and how consumers participate in their health care.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
Dr. David Cutler, Professor of Applied Economics at Harvardâ€™s Kennedy School of Government
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with noted Harvard Health Economist David Cutler, who has been studying the economics of health care reform for over 20 years. Professor Cutler was instrumental in crafting the health care reform legislation during the Clinton Administration and was Senior Health Advisor to President Obamaâ€™s campaign. He analyzes the recent Supreme Court hearings on the Affordable Care Act and explores the economic foundation for the health care reform legislation. Dr. Cutler offers a long view of the direction health care reform is headed in light of the current political and legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
Dr. Frederick Southwick, Harvard Fellow and Author of â€œCritically Ill: A 5-Point Plan to Cure Healthcare Deliveryâ€
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Frederick Southwick, Manager of New Quality and Safety Projects for the University of Florida and Shands Health Systems, Harvard Fellow, and author of â€œCritically Ill: A 5-Point Plan to Cure Healthcare Deliveryâ€. Dr. Southwick outlines his program for increasing efficiency and improving safety in health care. His program is based on improved protocols and teamwork adopted from successful principles used in manufacturing and team sports.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
Professor Timothy Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Professor Timothy Jost, Law Professor and Legal Scholar on Public Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act. Professor Jost, a frequent legal contributor to Health Affairs and NPR, discusses the Supreme Court Hearing on the Affordable Care Act; the constitutional implications and the potential outcomes of the Court's decision on the legality of the individual mandate.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
This week,Â hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who took office just as his state was implementing the most far-reaching health reform to date in this country.Â Governor Patrick discusses the impact of these reforms on health, healthcare, costs, and the economy in his state and his views about the national impact of the Affordable Care Act.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
Larry Levitt, Co-Executive Director of the Kaiser Initiative on Health Care Reform and Private Insurance
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Larry Levitt, Co-Executive Director of the Kaiser Initiative on Health Care Reform and Private Insurance. Mr. Levitt outlines a series of innovative tools his team has produced that give consumers and policy makers alike immediate information on the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act on individuals, groups and communities.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
Dr. Robert Wallace, Chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Living Well With Chronic Illness
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Wallace, Chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee that recently released its report and recommendations "Living Well With Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Action". The report addresses the burden of chronic illness and suggests changes in public health policy and practice and how the country addresses chronic illness.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder of PatientsLikeMe
This week on Conversations on Health Care, Mark and Margaret speak with Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder of PatientsLikeMe, an online medical data-sharing portal for patients experiencing a variety of diseases. He is also founder of the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotech research organization seeking a cure for Lou Gherigâ€™s Disease. He talks about his goal of transforming medical care through patients sharing in-depth data with the public and the medical community to facilitate better treatments and disease outcomes.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Former Senator Tom Daschle, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, now co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Senator Daschle discusses the Center's recent report, "Transforming Healthcare: The Role of Health IT". He outlines the steps that need to be taken to speed up the transition to universal use of electronic health records and digitized health information as a fundamental preface to real health care reform.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Dr. John Moore, Director, MIT Media Lab Health and Wellness Innovation 2012
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Moore, innovator of health care technology at the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Moore discusses his award-winning patient/care provider interface known as â€œCollaboRythmâ€ as well as his â€œHealth and Wellness Innovation 2012â€ competition in which teams of researchers, physicians and designers gathered at MIT for two weeks to invent new tech solutions to common health care problems.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. They discuss the rapid growth of tech applications in health care and the "gold rush" of opportunities being generated in telemedicine for both caregivers and patient engagement.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Dr. Jonathan Gruber, MIT Economist and Health Reform Architect
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter discuss health care reform with MIT Health Economist Dr. Jonathan Gruber, one of the chief architects of health care reform in Massachusetts, and a significant contributor to the development of the Affordable Care Act health reform legislation. Dr. Gruber discusses the economics underlying health reform, and his recent â€œgraphic novel,â€ Health Care Reform: What it is, Why itâ€™s Necessary, How it Works, which translates complex legislation into simple terms for consumers.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
Dr. Bill Crounse, Sr. Director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft
On this weekâ€™s Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Bill Crounse, Sr. Director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft. Dr. Crounse is an expert on the intersection of health and information technology. He discusses ways new technological developments are helping to revolutionize the delivery of health care, both here at home and globally.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
Dr. Eric Topol, Cardiologist, Geneticist and Director of the Scripps Translational Institute.
Conversations speaks this week with Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Institute and author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care. Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Topol about the pivotal role genomics and telemedicine is having on health care, and the potential for a health care revolution with these emerging technologies.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
Dr. Don Berwick, Recent Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Conversations speaks with Dr. Don Berwick, recent head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and a longtime advocate of patient safety and overhaul of the health care industry. Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Berwick about transforming health care for all Americans and his focus on the triple aim of better quality, better health, and lower costs in health care.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
Gail Wilensky, economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE.
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health economist Dr. Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at Project HOPE and former Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid. Gail discusses the future of Medicare and Medicaid in the wake of the Affordable Care Act and how to make those services less costly and more patient-centered.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
Dave deBronkart, Founding Member of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
This week, Conversations on Health Care focuses on patient participation in their health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dave deBronkart, better known as "e-Patient Dave" about how opening health care information directly to patients and encouraging their participation can lead to better health outcomes.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer.
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Aneesh Chopra, the first United States Chief Technology Officer. Aneesh discusses growing the economy through innovations in healthcare technology, new federal initiatives to improve the healthcare system, and what "unleashing" data means for patients, innovators and the healthcare system as a whole.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Linda Juszczak, president of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care.
This week, Conversations on Health Care focuses on school-based health centers. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Linda Juszczak, president of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, about how SBHCs reduce barriers to healthcare for children, teens and families. Ms. Juszczak comments on the key principles of school-based health centers, and the support for their expansion under federal healthcare reform.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO).
Conversations focuses this week on an innovative model of care thatâ€™s linking primary care providers with specialists in rural and underserved areas of the country. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of Project ECHO, about how the ECHO model has the potential to increase access, improve health outcomes, and support primary care providers in caring for complex conditions.