WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
Thomas Goetz, author of The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine, on taking control of your own health
Conversations on Health Care® this week focuses on the confluence of ideas and technology and how to engage people in their health and involving them as decision-makers. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor of Wired Magazine and author of â€œThe Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine.â€
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022
Why the Path to Mental Health Goes Beyond Science: America’s Former Top Mental Health Leader ExplainsFormer National Institute of Mental Health director Dr. Thomas Insel discusses how he’s combining his long-standing neuroscience and genetics studies with advocacy for better patient services, which is a topic in his new book, “Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health."Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter ask him about efforts to build public awareness and support for those with mental health issues. He says, “The real tragedy here isn’t that we’re stigmatizing [those with issues], it’s that we have great stuff to offer that we’re not giving them even though it’s hiding in plain sight.”
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
Health Policy Expert Timothy Jost Anticipates Significant Setbacks With Repeal of ACA
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health policy expert Timothy Jost, Emeritus Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, and frequent contributor to Health Affairs. Professor Jost examines multiple gains made in health insurance coverage and access to care under the Affordable Care Act and the potential losses to millions of Americans with repeal and replace of the ACA.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020
Health Law Scholar Professor Tim Jost: Roadmap After the Election
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Timothy Jost, Professor Emeritus at the Washington and Lee School of Law. Professor Jost is considered one of the preeminent analysts of health law in America, particularly the Affordable Care Act. He discusses the rocky road ahead for the health law with a Biden presidency blocked by a GOP controlled Senate and a heavily conservative-leaning Supreme Court which will soon hear another case aimed at repealing some, or all, of the ACA.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
Tina Tchen, White House Director of the Council on Women and Girls and the Office of Public Engagement.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on health care for women and families. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Tina Tchen, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and White House director of the Office of Public Engagement, about health reform and the broader issues of economic and social equality for women and girls.
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
Dr. Toby Cosgrove - President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top ranked health institutions in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses Cleveland Clinic's model of patient centered care as well as its innovation hub, which provides a framework for bringing clinical inventions into the marketplace to transform health care.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
Innovations Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove Brings to Trump's Healthcare Transition Team
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top ranked hospital systems in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses the Cleveland Clinic Model of Innovation, their approach to 21st century health care, and Cleveland Clinic's expansion around the globe.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, using data and technology to improve Americaâ€™s health.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on some of the most current and unique health care innovations. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with HHS Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, leader of a federal effort to â€œliberateâ€ data and make government more open and transparent.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019
Primary Care Transformation Pioneer Dr. Tom Bodenheimer on Need for More Team-Based Health Care
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome a giant in the world of primary care transformation, Dr. Tom Bodenheimer, Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care at the University of California San Francisco. They discuss Dr. Bodenheimer's "Ten Building Blocks for High-Performing Primary Care" which offers essential guidelines for improving primary care practices and patient health outcomes through better use of teams, data, health coaching and reducing administrative burdens in the clinical setting.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022
Harm Reduction in U.S. Substance Use Disorder Efforts: Top Official Explains How It WorksThis week “Conversations on Health Care” discusses the Biden administration’s National Drug Control Strategy. Tom Coderre, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), explains what harm reduction is and how it’s helping.Join us as Coderre answers questions from hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter about SAMHSA’s mission to reduce the impact of substance use disorder and mental illness on America's communities.
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019
40 Million Patients Strong: Dr. Tom Delbanco on Success of OpenNotes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome OpenNotes founder Dr. Tom Delbanco on his movement to make clinicians' notes visible to patients through their electronic health records. They discuss the early reluctance of clinicians to participate, the high level of satisfaction from patients gaining access to their notes, with 40 million patients now utilizing OpenNotes.
MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
This week on Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2009. Dr. Frieden discusses the most pressing challenges at the CDC including antibiotic-resistant infections, the opioid abuse epidemic and the recent Ebola epidemic as well as the efforts underway to combat these public health threats.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018
On a Quest to Save 100 Million Lives, Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden on His New Global Venture
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden on his new role as CEO of Resolve To Save Lives, committed to saving 100 million lives globally by focusing on cardiovascular disease and epidemics. This project, sponsored by Vital Strategies, seeks to improve prevention efforts around the world, and better track and monitor infectious disease outbreaks that can lead to deadly pandemics.
MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021
Understanding Vaccine Resistance Among Conservative Voters: Dr. Tom Frieden
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies seeking to save 100 million lives globally by addressing cardiovascular disease and preventing pandemics. Dr. Frieden discusses their report on building a stronger global health infrastructure that can deploy rapidly to contain the next threat. He talks about work with GOP pollster Frank Luntz to develop messaging to tackle vaccine resistance, and applauds the FDA’s recent decision to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes as a bold public health move.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2022
Former CDC Director Dr. Frieden’s Thoughts on Dr. Fauci and His Next ChapterFormer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden shares his thoughts about the news Dr. Anthony Fauci will soon leave government service. Frieden explains how the next director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will need to be realistic that he or she will have big shoes to fill.Frieden, who now leads the nonprofit Resolve to Save Lives, also tells hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter that he endorses an independent commission to review what happened during the COVID pandemic. He was interviewed as part of a CDC review and he lays out what must change in terms of its mission, approach and budget.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018
America's Addiction Crisis: Treatment Research Institute Founder Dr. Tom McLellan on Science-Based Approach to Drug Treatment and Policy
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned addiction expert Dr. Tom McLellan, Founder and CEO of the Treatment Research Institute, committed to promoting evidence-based approaches to drug treatment and drug policy. He discusses addiction as a chronic disorder, the effectiveness of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid and alcohol addiction, and the need to improve addiction medicine training for clinicians and health care providers.
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
Thomas Miller, Health Analyst for American Enterprise Institute Discusses Market-Driven Approach to Health Reform
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health industry analyst and Resident Fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute which has analyzed a market-based and consumer-driven approach to health reform. Mr. Miller analyzes likely next steps in Congress surrounding the American Health Care Act, as well as the hallmarks of market driven health care.
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020
Testing, Contact Tracing, Quarantines and Physical Distancing: Tomas Pueyo on What U.S. and Others Must Do to Beat Coronavirus
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome engineer, data analyst and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tomas Pueyo, whose recent collection of articles in the online publication Medium outline what must be done to contain COVID-19, and minimize the harm to health and economies. He analyzes global data on actions taken by countries and their impact on outcomes, recommending that widespread testing, contract tracing, physical distancing, hand hygiene and widespread use of masks will help contain the pandemic.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
Topher Spiro, Managing Director, Health Policy, Center for American Progress
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Topher Spiro, Managing Director of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress. Mr. Spiro speaks about his work as a member of the US Senate team that drafted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and he talks about the various aspects of the health care law that are improving access to care for more Americans, while serving to contain costs.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020
Health Disparities: Dr. Uché Blackstock Talks About Advancing Health Equity
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Uché Blackstock, Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, an organization dedicated to addressing racial disparities in American health care and in medical education. An Emergency Medicine physician and Medical Contributor to Yahoo News, Dr. Blackstock is a rising activist seeking to address inequities that greatly impact people of color and ethnic minorities – leading to poor health outcomes in the pandemic, and across the healthcare spectrum. She is also seeking to address a lack of diversity in medicine, and the challenges people of color encounter when entering the medical profession.