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.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Jeff Margolis, founder of the Trizetto Group.
Conversations focuses this week on using system science to create a healthcare system that is coordinated, consistent, efficient and based on best practices. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jeff Margolis, founder of the Trizetto Group, about his vision for health care - Integrated Healthcare Management - and why this is the right time for a solution based on information technology.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2011
Dr. Michelle Gourdine, physician, author and health policy consultant.
This week on Conversations on Health Care®, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Michelle Gourdine about the individual, cultural and social factors that have led to poor health outcomes among African Americans. She'll discuss how everything from lifestyle advice to understanding how to navigate the healthcare system is important to bridge this gap in health status.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, authors of the new book Your Medical Mind.
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jerome Groopman, a Harvard physician and New Yorker staff writer, and Dr. Pamela Hartzband, an endocrinologist and faculty member at Harvard Medical School, about their new book Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right for You. They explore what influences our medical decisions - from personal biases to statistical influences on decisions to test and treat.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
Paul Starr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Starr about his new book, Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform. Dr. Starr takes us through the complexities of the debate over health care in America, the history of health reform in America, and how the Affordable Care Act both fulfills and falls short of earlier reform efforts.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
Stephen Downs, Chief Technology and Information Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on a new initiative in health care that makes medical information accessible for patients. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Stephen Downs from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about the Blue Button initiative, a technology that has the capability to revolutionize the way patients engage with their health care.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
Lee Aase, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the revolution in how patients and provider are harnessing the power of social media to improve communication and health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lee Aase, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, about how social media tools are engaging patients and providers, advancing medical knowledge, and improving the patient experience.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
Linda Aiken, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, professor of sociology, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with one of the country's most influential nurse leaders. Dr. Linda Aiken is known for her ground breaking research linking nurse-to-patient ratios with patient outcomes. Dr. Aiken discusses the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing recommendations, innovations in nursing practice both in the U.S. and globally, and strategies to advance the IOM recommendations on nursing practice, education and leadership in the U.S. healthcare system.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Dr. William Hsiao, the K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on health system design both here and abroad. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. William Hsiao, internationally recognized for his work on designing national health systems and effective ways to organize both health insurance and health care. From China to the United States, Dr. Hsiaoâ€™s work provides an interesting backdrop for health reform efforts underway around the world.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Dr. Linda McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on green initiatives in health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Linda McCauley, a renowned environmental health researcher and national leader on greener health care practices, about the impact of this movement on patients and communities as well as cost.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Dr. Paul Cleary, dean of the Yale School of Public Health and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Paul Cleary, the dean of the Yale School of Public Health, about why engaging the community is so important in the school's latest research, and about some of the ways quality measures and patient satisfaction surveys are improving health outcomes.