WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
Rebecca Patton, president of the American Nurses Association, on the critical role of nursing in meeting the challenge of healthcare access and transformation.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this weekâ€”National Nurses Weekâ€”on the role nursing played in health reform, and the challenges ahead. ANA President Rebecca Patton speaks with Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter about the opportunities for nursing and the country to achieve the goals of the health reform legislation.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
A futurist perspective on health care with Dr. Ed Oâ€™Neil, Director of the Center for the Health Professions, and Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on the future of health care in the context of national reform. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ed Oâ€™Neil, Director of the Center for the Health Professions, and Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, about leading the way forward.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients, discusses her unique perspective on health care and immigration.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on an important and timely topic in health care: providing immigrants with access to quality health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, and author of the new book Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
Stuart Altman, a leading health-care economist, on meeting the future demands under health-care reform.
Conversations on Health Care® turns itsâ€™ focus to the future challenges now that reform has passed. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Stuart Altman, a leading health-care economist and professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, about the potential for reform to deliver on itsâ€™ goals.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
Dr. Cecil Wilson, president-elect of the American Medical Association, on the impact of health reform on health care, medicine and society.
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with the president-elect of the American Medical Association. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk to Dr. Cecil Wilson about why the AMA supported this health reform legislation, and what it will do to improve health care for both patients and their providers.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010
Chip Kahn, industry lobbyist and President of the Federation of American Hospitals, on the impact of health reform in America.
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with the President of the Federation of American Hospitals. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Chip Kahn, a Washington insider who has worked both sides of the aisle, and whose organization supported Obamaâ€™s health care overhaul.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
Congressman John Larson, Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, on the historic House vote for health care reform.
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with the Chairman of the Democratic Caucus. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Congressman John Larson (CTâ€“1) who helped pass the historic health care reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, on eliminating health disparities.
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with former U.S. Surgeon General. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. David Satcher, a leader in eliminating health disparities and a champion of public health progress.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
Congressman Dingell, champion of universal health care and longest serving member of Congress
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with Congressman John Dingell (D-Michigan), who became the longest serving congressman in history on February 11, 2009. He has started every session of Congress by introducing the national health insurance bill his father, also a Congressman, authored when he was a Member of the House of Representatives. He joins Conversations to share his unique perspective on the immediate health-care reform horizon.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
Uwe E. Reinhardt, Professor of Economics at Princeton University and one of the nationâ€™s leading authorities on health care economics
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on the challenge of advancing health reform in America. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Uwe E. Reinhardt, professor of political economy, economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
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€
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
Dr. Thomas Lee, CEO of Partners Community Healthcare, discusses reforming the health care delivery system.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on reforming the health care delivery system. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Thomas Lee, professor of medicine at Harvard University and professor in Harvardâ€™s Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Lee is also CEO of Partners Community Healthcare, Inc., the largest health system in New England.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010
Dr. Robert Berenson, economist at the Urban Institute discusses health care policy and controlling future costs.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on innovative health care policy and controlling costs. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Robert Berenson, an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. He is an expert in health care policy, particularly Medicare, with experience practicing medicine as an internist, serving in senior positions in two Administrations, and helping organize and manage a successful preferred provider organization.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
Dr. Gail Wilensky, economist and former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration: Exploring reform in a changing landscape
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on health-care reform and predicted outcomes of reforms still under consideration by Congress. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Gail Wilensky, economist, former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration and John M. Olin, Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, an international health education foundation, about what lies ahead for health-care reform in a changing national economy and landscape.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
Majority House Whip Rep James Clyburn â€” Health reform after Massachusetts, where do we go from here?
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on what happens next with health reform after Massachusetts. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Congressman James E, Clyburn, D-South Carolina, House Majority Whip, about the prospects for breaking through the legislative logjam on healthcare reform.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010
What the U.S. can learn from other health care systems
This week, Conversations on Health Care® discusses, with a best-selling author and journalist, health-care systems around the world and what the United States can learn from them. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with T.R. Reid, a Washington Post correspondent, commentator on National Public Radio and the author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
Dr. Karen Davis, PhD, leading economist, author, and President of the Commonwealth Fund
This week, Conversation on Health Care® talks with one of the country's leading economists, Dr. Karen Davis. As President of the Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues, Dr. Davis and her team are highly influential researchers and thought leaders on issues of reform and innovation in health care.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
â€œMedical break-through saves lives!â€ How a simple check list can point us towards higher quality and lower cost.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses focuses today on health care innovations that save lives and reduce costs. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter will speak with Dr. Peter J. Pronovost, an internationally acclaimed leader in patient safety and quality whose innovations are being adopted around the world. Dr. Pronovost is a practicing intensivist, anesthesiologist, and public health expert whose â€œcheck-listâ€ for use in intensive care units is just one reason that Time Magazine named him one of Americaâ€™s â€œ100 Most Influential Peopleâ€ in 2008.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
Designing a 21st century approach to patient-centered care
Conversations on Health Care® focuses today on transformative primary care and designing a 21st century approach to patient-centered-care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter will speak with Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer, renowned physician, author and researcher. Dr. Bodenheimer is a leading expert in primary care and strategies to improve quality and access while controlling costs.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
United States Preventive Services Task Force
Conversations on Health Care® focuses today on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and its recent recommendations for breast cancer screening. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter will speak with Dr. Kristen A. Zarfos, a surgeon and a national breast cancer expert. Dr. Zarfos has earned national praise for her advocacy for womenâ€™s health.