MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
Episode #121 of 526
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 #122 of 526
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 #123 of 526
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 #124 of 526
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 #125 of 526
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 #126 of 526
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 #127 of 526
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 #128 of 526
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 #129 of 526
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 #130 of 526
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 #131 of 526
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 #132 of 526
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.
MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Episode #133 of 526
Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Rucker discusses new pathways to achieving ONC's goals of improved interoperability of health IT in health care.
MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
Episode #134 of 526
V-BID Health Co-Founder Dr. Mark Fendrik on Value Based Insurance Design
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Mark Fendrick, co-creator of the concept of Value Based Insurance Design (V-BID) which seeks to re-structure health insurance design to pay more for high value health care that improves health and pay less for high cost, low yield health interventions. Dr. Fendrick discusses the launch of V-BID Health which is providing systems support for Tricare, Medicare Advantage and state employee insurance plans across the country and is gaining widespread bipartisan support in Congress.
MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
Episode #135 of 526
Dr. Anna Lembke author of "Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard To Stop"
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anna Lembke, Chief of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of "Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard To Stop." She examines the dramatic rise in opioid prescriptions and overdoses and the role the health care industry is playing in this crisis.
MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
Episode #136 of 526
Aetna Foundation President Dr. Garth Graham Addresses Health Disparity Solutions
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation which seeks to address health disparities and improve health outcomes. Dr. Graham, who served at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the Foundation's partnerships aimed at reducing disparities, and the vital role that community health centers play in improving lives and outcomes.
MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
Episode #137 of 526
Primary Care Innovator, Dr. Ed Wagner, on Patient-Centered, Coordinated Health Care Models
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ed Wagner of the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute, and founder of the McColl Center for Health Innovation, where he focused on improving primary care. Dr. Wagner is the creator of the Chronic Care Model of patient management, and co-directs the LEAP project at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which conducts research on patient-centered, coordinated and team-based approaches to improving primary care delivery and outcomes.
MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
Episode #138 of 526
Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles Examines Threats to Children in "End of Childhood" Report
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children, on the plight of children in the US and around the world. She discusses their new report on the "End of Childhood" and the ongoing threat to child wellbeing due to war, the refugee crisis, and lack of access to education and other opportunities due to growing global disparities.
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
Episode #139 of 526
Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Wintemute is an ER physician and renowned researcher on the causes of gun violence, the impact on public health and the policies required to stem the gun violence epidemic.
MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
Episode #140 of 526
Former Under Secretary of Health at HHS, Dr. Howard Koh, Discusses Public Health Challenges and Health Reform
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Howard Koh, Professor of Public Health at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and former Under Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Koh discusses advances to public health made under the Affordable Care Act, and remaining public health challenges yet to tackle including effects from global warming and tobacco use.