MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
Episode #121 of 534
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 #122 of 534
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 #123 of 534
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 #124 of 534
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 #125 of 534
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 #126 of 534
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 #127 of 534
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 #128 of 534
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 #129 of 534
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 #130 of 534
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 #131 of 534
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 #132 of 534
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 #133 of 534
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 #134 of 534
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 #135 of 534
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 #136 of 534
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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
Episode #137 of 534
From Hurricane Harvey to Health Reform, Mike Consedine, CEO of National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Talks Challenges and Opportunities
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mike Consedine, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners who regulate insurance matters in all fifty States. Mr. Consedine points to Hurricane Harvey as a solid reminder of the need for Congress to renew the National Flood Insurance Program, and talks about challenges Insurance Commissioners are facing in in light of uncertainty over health policy in Washington. He also addresses coming technology trends and cyber security threats to the industry.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
Episode #138 of 534
Medicaid Expert Matt Salo Discusses Looming Challenges for Nation's Medicaid Directors
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Matt Salo, Executive Director of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors which represents the nation's 56 state and territorial Medicaid Directors. Mr. Salo discusses Medicaid's complex patient population of 76 million Americans, the impact of the ACA on the program, and how uncertainty over Washington health policy is cause for concern for those who administering the program.
MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017
Episode #139 of 534
Health Tech Entrepreneur Dave Chase on Next Wave of Innovation to Disrupt Health Care
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dave Chase, CEO of the Health Rosetta institute and author of "The CEO's Guide to Restoring the American Dream: How To Deliver World Class Health Care to Your Employees at Half the Cost". Mr. Chase discusses the emerging high tech/high touch trend of Health 3.0, the need to pursue the 'quadruple aim' in health innovation and the growing influence of millennials in health care transformation.
MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
Episode #140 of 534
UCSF Computer Scientist Dr. Atul Butte, On Quest to Transform Health Care Through Big Data
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Atul Butte, the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is Director of the Institute for Computational Sciences. Dr. Butte is spearheading new approaches to harnessing existing medical and research data to improve health care through more robust data analysis.