Conversations On Health Care®Conversations on Health Care® is a radio show about the opportunities for reform and innovation in the health care system. In addition to health care headlines, the centerpiece of each show is a feature story and conversation with an innovator in the delivery of care from around the globe.Co-hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter each bring four decades of experience in overcoming the barriers that block access to care in their work at community health centers. Their conversations with creative thinkers and doers from all parts of the field will enlighten and inspire all who believe that Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege. Conversations is recorded at WESU on the campus of Wesleyan University, and is underwritten by Community Health Center, Inc.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards. Dr. Chaudhry discusses the organization's history of governing state medical board licensure, as well as their new recommendations for an interstate compact to expedite medical licensing across state lines to address the physician shortage, the growing demands from the Affordable Care Act and the potential for telemedicine to fill gaps in rural health care.