MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
Episode #101 of518
Two Community Health Centers Almost Destroyed Rise Up to Serve Their Communities: Puerto Rico and California
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with two community health center directors, Naomi Fuchs of Santa Rosa Health in Northern California, and Gloria Amador of Salud Integral en la Montana in Puerto Rico, who both experienced severe devastation in the wake of massive hurricanes in the Caribbean and wild fires in Northern California. They both share their experiences of continuing to deliver care to their patient populations in spite of harrowing conditions and massive destruction, and how they hope to rebuild.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
Episode #102 of518
Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Death Globally: WHO's Dr. Maria Neira Discusses the Toll of Pollution on Human Health
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization, on their recent report on pollution's impact on global health leading to more deaths than HIV, Malaria and TB combined. She discusses the Paris Climate Accord as an important step in addressing the effects of climate change on human health, the ongoing battle to contain HIV/AIDS and how the WHO is better prepared for pandemics like Ebola.
MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
Episode #103 of518
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Bipartisanship, the Opioid Crisis, Community Health Centers, Lessons Learned from Legalized Marijuana, and Presidential Interest
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper who discusses how expanded coverage under the ACA has improved access to health care in his state, how embedding behavioral health in primary care is improving outcomes, and how they're fighting the opioid crisis. He addresses lessons learned from the state's marijuana legalization, and his bipartisan campaign with Governor Kasich of Ohio to promote sound health policies on the federal level including funding for CHIP, Community Health Centers and expanded coverage.
MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018
Episode #104 of518
From ACA Repeal Attempts to Natural Disasters and Health Tech Breakthroughs, a Look Back at 2017
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter look back on a tumultuous year in health policy, natural disasters, and disruptive breakthroughs with technology in health care. They revisit conversations with some memorable guests including GOP strategists Lanhee Chen and Michael Leavitt on the Trump Administration's approach to health reform, American Telemedicine Association President Peter Yellowlees, and American Well co-founders Roy and Ido Shoenberg, who have partnered with Apple and Stanford Medicine in the groundbreaking Apple Heart Study.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
Episode #105 of518
Remembering a Giant in Health Economics: Our Interview with Uwe Reinhardt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter remember a giant who has influenced much of the landscape of health economics and policy in America, Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, who passed away this year. They revisit a 2015 interview with the renowned Princeton health economist who contributed significantly to health policy over the past several decades, including in the creation of the Affordable Care Act.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
Episode #106 of518
American Well Co-Founders Drs. Roy and Ido Schoenberg on Apple Heart Study and the Future of Telemedicine
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with brothers Dr. Roy Schoenberg and Dr. Ido Schoenberg, co-founders of the telehealth company American Well which is partnering with Apple and Stanford on the ground-breaking Apple Heart Study, using the Apple Watch to detect the presence of atrial fibrillation. The Schoenbergs discuss the telemedicine component their company will provide and how this may signal a pivotal moment for telehealth.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
Episode #107 of518
California Health Care Foundation CEO Dr. Sandra Hernandez Says Tackling Big Public Health Issues Like Opioids and HIV Benefited from Expanded ACA Coverage
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sandra Hernandez, President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation which is dedicated to improving health care for all California Citizens, especially the most vulnerable. She talks about CHCF's initiatives to combat the opioid crisis, poor maternal outcomes and HIV/AIDS and how a coordinated health care infrastructure and expanded access to care for all citizens are improving outcomes.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Episode #108 of518
ABIM Foundation's Daniel Wolfson Analyzes Impact of Choosing Wisely Campaign at 5 Years
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Daniel Wolfson, CEO of the ABIM Foundation of the American Board of Internal Medicine, five years into their "Choosing Wisely" campaign, which seeks to minimize waste in health care. Mr. Wolfson discusses the growing number of medical entities in 20 countries now committed to reducing unnecessary prescriptions, diagnostic tests and elective procedures that not only add billions of dollars to health care costs but lead to patient harm as well.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Episode #109 of518
Former HealthCare.Gov CMO Josh Peck Launches Get America Covered to Fill ACA Marketing Gap
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Joshua Peck, Co-Founder of Get America Covered, @GetUSCovered, a non-profit entity launched by former employees of HealthCare.gov, to fill a marketing void in this year's shortened Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Peck discusses the millions of Americans who qualify for subsidies to offset the cost of insurance and the star power he's assembled to help get the word out.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13,2017
Episode #110 of518
Ideas42.org Managing Director Ted Robertson on Transformational Potential Applying Behavioral Design in Healthcare
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Ted Robertson, Managing Director of Ideas42, a non-profit design firm that applies the disciplines of behavioral economics and behavioral design to develop scalable solutions to transform systems in health care, government, civic and corporate entities. Mr. Reynolds discusses their recent report for the Commonwealth Fund that explores the potential for transforming health care by applying behavioral economics principals and deploying behavioral design teams.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Episode #111 of518
Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? MintHealth's Founder Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Samir Damani, cardiologist at Scripps Clinic and co-founder of MintHealth, a system using blockchain technology to create a portable, secure health record for patients to manage. Dr. Damani speaks of the game-changing potential for blockchain-enabled technology to let patients self-govern their personal health record, to address the current lack of interoperability in the health system, and to reward patients for behavior changes leading to better chronic care self-management through a token system.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
Episode #112 of518
Connected Health Expert Dr. Joseph Kvedar of Partners Health on Potential Impact of Technology on Caring for Aging Population
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, VP of Connected Health at Partners Health Care in Boston, where they're developing a new model of technology-enabled care by connecting the clinic to patient's lives. Dr. Kvedar discusses his recent book, "The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend The Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan" which examines game changing potential for technology to help manage care for an aging population.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
Episode #113 of518
Leading Cancer Researcher Dr. Michael Caligiuri On Coming Breakthroughs in Cancer Therapies
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Michael Caligiuri, President of the American Association for Cancer Research representing 37 thousand cancer researchers worldwide. Dr. Caligiuri is also Director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center and discusses breakthroughs in genomics, immunotherapy and prevention that are powerful weapons in the war on cancer.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
Episode #114 of518
Los Angeles Health Director Dr. Mitchell Katz Talks Lessons Learned in LA That Have Improved Population Health
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director of Health for the City of Los Angeles, who is taking over the New York City Health System in January. Dr. Katz helped transform the LA system to provide more robust support for primary care, housing the chronically homeless to improve health outcomes and costs, and embedding mental health services within the public health system.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9. 2017
Episode #115 of518
Americares CEO Michael Nyenhuis on the Relief Agency's Recovery Efforts in Hurricane-Ravaged Regions
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Michael J. Nyenhuis, CEO of the international relief agency Americares, whose focus is to support the health care infrastructure in war-torn and storm-ravaged regions of the world. Mr. Nyenhuis speaks about their efforts underway in Peurto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Texas and other areas hit by recent hurricanes, and their ongoing efforts to support primary care in underserved parts of the world.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
Episode #116 of518
Dr. John Brownstein, Director of Innovation at Boston Children's Hospital on Disruptive Technologies in Health
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Brownstein, Director of Innovation at Boston Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatric Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brownstein discusses big data driven epidemiology tools he has developed, such as the global open source disease tracker HealthMap, and Circulation which provides on-demand health services through ride sharing platforms like Uber.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Episode #117 of518
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum Leverages Tech Career to Tackle Public Health and Opioid Crisis Issues
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter Speak with Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota, philanthropist and former technology entrepreneur who served as Sr. VP at Microsoft. He discusses his tech-enabled approach to tackling public health challenges, uncertainty from Washington regarding health policy, and his personal commitment to confront the addiction and opioid crises.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Episode #118 of518
Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt Talks Graham-Cassidy And Need for Bipartisanship
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Sr. Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center on seeking sound health reform for all Americans. Mr. Slavitt analyzes the threats to health coverage under the Graham-Cassidy ACA replacement bill and the need to foster bipartisanship in health policy making.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
Episode #119 of518
Trust for America's Health CEO John Auerbach on Its Report Outlining America's Obesity Epidemic
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America's Health, a non-profit dedicated to making sound health policy a national priority. He discusses their recent report on obesity in America, the dramatic cost to the health system caused by the prevalence of obesity, and the need to protect health coverage for millions of Americans in the ongoing health reform discussions.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
Episode #120 of518
Is your State ready for the Hurricane? Dr Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Commissioner of Health
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Health Secretary on the state's improved storm preparedness based on lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Gee talks about the newly created statewide data base of vulnerable patients, hospital evacuation plans and networked electronic health records as hedges against storm casualties, and how they are assisting Texas and Florida in the wake of two hurricanes. She also discusses the state's improved primary care network after Governor Edwards expanded Medicaid.