WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
Episode #521 of 526
Two Perspectives on Health Care Reform
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter explore health care reform from two perspectives: policy and practice. First, they'll speak with U.S. Senator Chris Dodd about the latest developments in the Senate to draft a reform bill. Then, they'll interview Jon Kingsdale, Execcutive Director of the Massachusetts Health Connector, about the state's health reform plan and how it can inform the national dialogue.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
Episode #522 of 526
Health Information Technology with the Obama Administration
For our one-month anniversary show, we explore the future of health information technology. Hosts, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter interview Dr. David Blumenthal, President Obama's National Coordiantor for Health Information Technology. Dr Blumenthal is tasked with modernizing our nation's health care system in order to improve the health of all Americans, bring down costs, and ensure long term growth.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
Episode #523 of 526
A Radical Redesign of Patient Scheduling
Our team will speak with Dr. Mark Murray, MPA, Principal of Mark Murray & Associates, a health care consulting firm based in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Murray helped create Advanced Access, which helps doctors and other health care providers dramatically decrease patient wait times and improve continuity of care. Dr. Murray consults with health care organizations in the United States and abroad on a variety of health care quality improvement strategies including efficiencies in office practice, the development and care of health care teams, change management in health care settings, physician compensation, and â€œbig systemâ€ flow.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
Episode #524 of 526
Conversations on Health Care explores Centering Pregnancy
Centering Pregnancy is a health care model that delivers quality care in a group setting and has shown to improve outcomes for mother and baby. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter interview the founder of the model, Sharon Schindler Rising, who is a nurse midwife and Executive Director of the Centering Healthcare Institute.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Episode #525 of 526
Retail Care Clinic Industry
Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter explore two models in the retail care clinic industry. Theyâ€™ll speak with Sandra Ryan, Take Care Health Systemâ€™s Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer. Take Care owns and operates retail clinics inside Walgreens. Their second interview is with Dr. John Agwunobi, President of Wal-Martâ€™s Health and Wellness Division about its model of leasing retail space to independent health care providers.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
Episode #526 of 526
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Mitch Katz, San Francisco's Director of Public Health, discuss the public option and the universal access program.
Conversations on Health Care® is an innovative radio show debuting today with special guest U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Dr. Mitch Katz, the nationally-known health director for the city and county of San Francisco, will also make a guest appearance. The show can be heard on WESU-FM at 88.1 or you can listen online at www.wesufm.orgâ€”streaming live worldwide. Join us for what we anticipate to be a memorable and inspiring inaugural show.