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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Indiana Secretary of Social Services Dr. Jennifer Walthall Discusses Health Care Transformation Through Medicaid Expansion and Waivers

FEATURED GUEST:
Jennifer Walthall
Jennifer Walthall
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jennifer Walthall, Indiana's Secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration, which oversees the state's Medicaid program. She discusses their unique approach to expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of residents, as well as the state's comprehensive response to the spike in opioid and HIV cases.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Sr. Director at Pew Charitable Trusts, Allan Coukell, Discusses Opportunities for FDA Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Allen Coukell
Allen Coukell
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Allan Coukell, Sr. Director for Health Programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where he oversees the FDA, drug and medical device safety and the opioid crisis. He discusses suggested changes to the FDA made by the Trump Administration, and how best to promote reforms at the US Food and Drug Administration to better respond to 21st century advances in research and discovery.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

GOP Health Economist Dr. Gail Wilensky Explores the Future of Health Reform under the Trump Administration

FEATURED GUEST:
Gail Wilensky
Gail Wilensky
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Affairs at Project Hope, GOP health economist and former Administrator for the Health Care Financing Administration under President George H. W. Bush. Dr. Wilensky examines the likely changes coming to the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration and GOP-controlled Congress.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017

Health Care Transformation Task Force Chair Dr. Richard Gilfillan on Value-Based Care Policies Trump and Congress Must Consider

FEATURED GUEST:
Richard Gilfillan
Richard Gilfillan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Richard Gilfillan, CEO of Trinity Health and Chair of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of health industry leaders committed to improving health care in the US. Dr. Gilfillan discusses the need for continued support for value-based health care delivery improvements from Congress and the Trump Administration.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017

Former CMS Administrator Dr. Mark McClellan Examines Trump Health Policies, Community Health Centers, Pharmaceutical Industry, and Innovation

FEATURED GUEST:
Mark McClellan
Mark McClellan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Mark McClellan who served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Commissioner of the FDA under President George W. Bush. He talks about the probable impact of shifting health policies in the Trump administration, their potential impact on the health care system and how community health centers are likely to play a more vital role in delivering primary care.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

Trump's Nominee for VA Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin, Discusses Veteran's Health Care

FEATURED GUEST:
David Shulkin
David Shulkin
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with President Elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin. Dr. Shulkin is currently the Under Secretary for Health at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He talks about the challenges he has faced coming from the private sector, the important role the VA health care system, as well as the role other issues like housing play in health care.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017

Health Policy Expert Timothy Jost Anticipates Significant Setbacks With Repeal of ACA

FEATURED GUEST:
Timothy Jost
Timothy Jost
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health policy expert Timothy Jost, Emeritus Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, and frequent contributor to Health Affairs. Professor Jost examines multiple gains made in health insurance coverage and access to care under the Affordable Care Act and the potential losses to millions of Americans with repeal and replace of the ACA.

MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017

Leading Neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley Talks Drug-Free Brain Health Treatments Using Virtual Reality and Video Games

FEATURED GUEST:
Adam Gazzaley
Adam Gazzaley
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center and Gazzaley Lab at UC San Francisco. Dr. Gazzaley discusses his closed loop system designed to improve brain function through personalized game design and feedback, which are already undergoing FDA clinical trials for therapeutic interventions for a number of brain disorders including ADHD, aging brain, PTSD and addiction.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016

Sara Collins, Vice President for Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund

FEATURED GUEST:
Sara Collins
Sara Collins
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sara Collins, PhD, VP for Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund which is dedicated to creating a high performance health care system for all Americans. She outlines the dramatic gains in coverage that have occurred since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and the potential losses in coverage and rise in costs to consumers in the wake of 'repeal and replace' of the health care law.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016

Trump Transition Adviser Michael Leavitt Addresses Future of Affordable Care Act

FEATURED GUEST:
Michael Leavitt
Michael Leavitt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Michael Leavitt, an advisor to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. They discuss anticipated changes in health policy under the new administration including the future of the Affordable Care Act, the role of community health centers, and the need for bipartisan cooperation.

MONDAY, DECMEBER 12, 2016

Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine

FEATURED GUEST:
Victor Dzau
Victor Dzau
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine (the former Institute of Medicine) a private, non-profit entity dedicated to tackling the nation's complex problems in medicine, technology and science. Dr. Dzau talks about the Academy's shift towards more cooperation between the scientific disciplines to advance evidence-based research that will inform the health care providers and policy makers around the country and the world.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016

Innovations Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove Brings to Trump's Healthcare Transition Team

FEATURED GUEST:
Toby Cosgrove
Toby Cosgrove
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top ranked hospital systems in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses the Cleveland Clinic Model of Innovation, their approach to 21st century health care, and Cleveland Clinic's expansion around the globe.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Dr. Anna Lembke author of "Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard To Stop"

FEATURED GUEST:
Anna Lembke
Anna Lembke
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, NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancelor for Science Policy and Strategy at UC San Francisco

FEATURED GUEST:
Keith Yamamoto
Keith Yamamoto
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy and Executive Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine at UC San Francisco. He discusses strategies for informing the incoming Trump administration - to ensure ongoing support for the nation's biomedical research community, the need to advance precision medicine protocols and goals, and improvements needed to advance medical training and academic research in the 21st century.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Health Policy Challenges President-Elect Trump Must Face

FEATURED GUEST:
Robert Blendon
Robert Blendon
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Blendon, Director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health about health opinions that will challenge the Trump administration in establishing health policy. Dr. Blendon discusses how differing opinions regarding health care will shape the administration's health policy agenda moving forward.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016

Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS

FEATURED GUEST:
Vindel Washington
Vindel Washington
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the agency's program to shift the health care industry from paper to electronic health records. Dr. Washington discusses the agency's strategic plan for advancing those goals and for accelerating the creation of universal standards for health information exchange and the promotion of interoperability.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016

Dr. Neel Shah, Founder of Costs of Care

FEATURED GUEST:
Neel Shah
Neel Shah
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Neel Shah, Asst. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and Founder of Costs of Care, a global NGO dedicated to helping delivery systems provide better care at lower costs. He's also the co-author of "Understanding Value Based Care" which seeks to promote cost awareness in the medical profession, starting with medical school.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016

John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks

FEATURED GUEST:
John Wilbanks
John Wilbanks
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks, a non-profit collaborative of network partners seeking to transform biomedical research through the use of openly shared data. Mr. Wilbanks has been advocating for the open science movement as well as for the creation of an infrastructure that will support the free flow of biomedical data to scale up research efforts.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016

Paul Sonnier, Founder of the Story of Digital Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Paul Sonnier
Paul Sonnier
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Paul Sonnier, social entrepreneur and creator of The Story of Digital Health, a free online resource for digital health professionals. He is also the founder of the Digital Health Group on LinkedIn which has 50 thousand members worldwide, as well as 30 thousand Twitter followers, providing a platform for information sharing among digital health advocates.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016

Dr. David Shulkin, Chief Executive of the Veterans Health Administration

FEATURED GUEST:
David Shulkin
David Shulkin
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shulkin was selected to transform the largest health system in the country, serving the health needs of some 9 million veterans in all 50 states.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016

Dr. Charles Jaffe, CEO of Health Level Seven, International

FEATURED GUEST:
Charles Jaffe
Charles Jaffe
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Charles Jaffe, CEO of HL7 International, a global network of volunteer coders working to develop interoperability standards for health information technology. Dr. Jaffe discusses the challenges in achieving interoperability, and the need for more aligned policies that will support and incentive a robust health information exchange.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Drew Altman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

FEATURED GUEST:
Drew Altman
Drew Altman
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Drew Altman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. An innovator in the world of foundations and leading expert on national health policy, Dr. Altman discusses the Foundation's dedication to tracking America's views on health and health policy through its non-partisan polling and publishing entities, and discusses the current mood of American voters on health policy heading into the Presidential election.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Dr. John Ioannidis, Co-Director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center, Stanford

FEATURED GUEST:
John Ioannidis
John Ioannidis
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Ioannidis, Professor in Disease Prevention at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford, where his team is working on developing improved evidence based research protocols across multiple scientific and medical disciplines.

MONDAY, SPETEMBER 12, 2016

Dr. Vikas Saini, President of the Lown Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Vikas Saini
Vikas Saini
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Vikas Saini, cardiologist and President of the Lown Institute, which is dedicated to improving the health care system. They discuss the Institute's mission of doing "more for patients, by doing less" as well as the Right Care Alliance initiative which seeks to promote the elimination of waste in the health care system.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

Dr. Martin Makary, Patient Safety Advocate and Surgeon at Johns Hopkins

FEATURED GUEST:
Marty Makary
Marty Makary
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Martin Makary, chief of pancreatic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and internationally recognized patient safety expert. Dr. Makary discusses his recent study indicating medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country, the need for better patient safety metrics, as well as a "transparency revolution" in health care.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016

Dr. Benjamin Sommers, Harvard School of Public Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Benjamin Somers
Benjamin Somers
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Benjamin Sommers, health economist, physician and professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Sommers discusses his ongoing research on the impact of increased health coverage under the Affordable Care Act which has fostered improved access to care for 20 million newly insured Americans, as well as the need for modifications to the ACA to expand that access and improve efforts to contain costs of care.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016

Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program

FEATURED GUEST:
Garen Wintemute
Garen Wintemute
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, AUGUST 15, 2016

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

FEATURED GUEST:
Rosa DeLauro
Rosa DeLauro
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, ranking member on the Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Representative DeLauro discusses the opioid crisis, lead poisoning, lack of funding for research, as well as her efforts to create a permanent health emergency fund to be ready to confront emerging disease outbreaks like Ebola and the Zika Virus.

MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016

Scott A. Wolfe, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Community Health Centers

FEATURED GUEST:
Scott Wolfe
Scott Wolfe
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Scott A. Wolfe, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and Acting Coordinator of the International Federation of Community Health Centres. Mr. Wolfe discusses inherent differences between the American and Canadian health systems, as well as the growth of the community health center model of care in Canada as well as around the world.

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016

Daniel Dawes, Health Law Attorney and Author of 150 Years of Obamacare

FEATURED GUEST:
Daniel Dawes
Daniel Dawes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Daniel Dawes, health law attorney, Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine, and author of 150 Years of Obamacare. In his book, Mr. Dawes places the Affordable Care Act within the larger context of health reform and discusses the myriad measures in the law that promote health equity.

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Explorys

FEATURED GUEST:
Anil Jain
Anil Jain
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder, Senior VP and Medical Director of Explorys, a cloud-based health data storage and data analytics platform recently acquired by IBM to help form the Watson Health Division. Dr. Jain discusses the platform he developed while at Cleveland Clinic, designed to drive quality and research through better use of information from electronic health records, and how Watson Health will use this system to scale up medical research and discovery.

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Apple

FEATURED GUEST:
Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Apple. Mr. Williams is in charge of the tech giant's entire distribution chain and is overseeing Apple's foray into health care with the development of the Apple Watch, Apple HealthKit and ResearchKit, which are aimed at simplifying health and medical research by leveraging participation from Apple's 700 million users around the globe.

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

Larry Smarr, Director California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

FEATURED GUEST:
Larry Smarr
Larry Smarr
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Larry Smarr, Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. A physicist and computer scientist, Dr. Smarr discusses his pioneering research in the "quantified self" movement, outlining efforts to quantify all of his genomic and biomedical information to discover new ways to predict and prevent human disease.

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016

Raj Chetty, PhD, Professor of Public Economics at Stanford University

FEATURED GUEST:
Raj Chetty
Raj Chetty
This week, Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Raj Chetty, PhD, MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Public Economics at Stanford University, who's much-lauded research focuses on the impact of zip code on health and economic outcomes. Dr Chetty is lead author on a recent study confirming the widening gap in life expectancy between the poor and the wealthy.

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Dr. Robert Zarr, ParkRx Advisor, National Park Service

FEATURED GUEST:
Robert Zarr
Robert Zarr
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Zarr, pediatrician at Unity Health in Washington, DC and founder of the ParkRx movement, which seeks to help patients achieve optimal health by prescribing the use local park spaces. Dr. Zarr discusses the science behind the movement and the development of a national data base for clinicians around the country to prescribe park time for improved mental health, physical wellbeing and reduced obesity rates among their patients.

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt, Senior Health Director, International Rescue Committee

FEATURED GUEST:
Emmanuel d'Harcourt
Emmanuel d'Harcourt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt, Senior Health Director at the International Rescue Committee, an international aid organization dedicated to mitigating the plight of the world's 60 million refugees. Dr. d'Harcourt discusses the challenges of coordinating care among the world's NGOs and the World Health Organization and the need to build a more integrated aid infrastructure.

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016

Lynn Quincy, Director of Health Care Value Hub, Consumers Union

FEATURED GUEST:
Lynn Quincy
Lynn Quincy
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lynn Quincy, Director of the Health Care Value Hub at Consumers Union, which seeks to assist consumers in obtaining the best information on drug and health care pricing, consumer-friendly insurance plans and health outcomes data. Ms. Quincy discusses the benefits of increased coverage for millions of Americans under the ACA, as well as the need for a national effort to contain health care costs, and curb the alarming trend of medical errors causing harm.

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016

Harpreet Sood, Sr. Fellow to CEO of NHS England

FEATURED GUEST:
Harpreet Sood
Harpreet Sood
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr.Harpreet Sood, Sr. Fellow to the CEO of the National Health Service of England. Dr. Sood addresses the strengths of the health systems of both the UK and the US, and discusses innovations in care delivery and public health initiatives that are poised to transform the quality of care in both countries.

MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016

Dr. Toby Cosgrove - President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic

FEATURED GUEST:
Toby Cosgrove
Toby Cosgrove
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top ranked health institutions in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses Cleveland Clinic's model of patient centered care as well as its innovation hub, which provides a framework for bringing clinical inventions into the marketplace to transform health care.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America

FEATURED GUEST:
Paul Gionfriddo
Paul Gionfriddo
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America, the nation's oldest organization dedicated to advancing access to mental services for all Americans. He discusses the need to change the nation's response to mental illness from a public safety to a public health approach.

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016

Dr. Lisa Simpson, President and CEO of Academy Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Lisa Simpson
Lisa Simpson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Lisa Simpson, President and CEO of Academy Health, a non-partisan, non-profit research entity dedicated to improving health and health systems, and informing policy through better use of data. They discuss the research focus at Academy Health as well as their recent sponsorship of Health Datapalooza, an annual gathering of health industry researchers and activists seeking to "liberate" siloed health data to accelerate the pace of research.

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016

Dan Munro, Author of Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America's Biggest Gamble

FEATURED GUEST:
Dan Munro
Dan Munro
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health industry analyst and writer, Dan Munro, author of the newly-released "Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America's Biggest Gamble". They discuss the nation's 3.4 trillion dollar a year health care system, what's behind these costs, and what might be done to correct it.

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

Dr. Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality and Chief Medical Officer at CMS

FEATURED GUEST:
Patrick Conway
Patrick Conway
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Conway is spearheading the agency's efforts to transform American health care from fee-for-service to value based care, and discusses the alternative care delivery and payment models aimed at achieving that goal.

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

Eric Dishman, Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative at the National Institutes of Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Dishman
Eric Dishman
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Eric Dishman, newly appointed Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program at the National Institutes of Health which seeks to galvanize a million American volunteers to offer their electronic health information to be coalesced in a national data base that will advance research in the discovery of disease cures and prevention.

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

Deven McGraw, Deputy Director at HHS, Office For Civil Rights

FEATURED GUEST:
Deven McGraw
Deven McGraw
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Deven McGraw, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, where she oversees compliance with HIPPA regulations governing portability of patient data, patient privacy concerns and the growing threat of health data breaches.

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

Genevieve Kenney, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Genevieve Kenney
Genevieve Kenney
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Genevieve Kenney, Co-Director of the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute.She discusses their long standing research on the lack of health insurance coverage for those living near the poverty line, and the impact of Medicaid expansion for children and adults.

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016

Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore

FEATURED GUEST:
Leana Wen
Leana Wen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore. Dr. Wen, an emergency room physician and author of When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests discusses her innovative approaches to tackling Baltimore's most pressing public health issues such as poverty, violent crime and the opioid crisis.

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016

Katherine Baicker, Harvard School of Public Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Katherine Baicker
Katherine Baicker
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Katherine Baicker, PhD, the C. Boyden Grey Professor of Health Economics at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard. An expert on the health and economic impacts from gaining insurance coverage, she discusses her noted study of the Oregon Medicaid Experiment as well as the impact of the Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016

Mary Jo Assi, Director of Nursing Practice at the American Nurses Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Mary Jo Assi
Mary Jo Assi
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mary Jo Assi, PhD, Director of Nursing Practice and Work Environment at the American Nurses Association which represents the nation's 3.4 million nurses. They discuss the expanding scope of the nursing work force in the ACA era, as well as the organization's current focus on workforce safety.

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

FEATURED GUEST:
Michael Botticelli
Michael Botticelli
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House. The nation's "Drug Czar" talks about ONDCP's quest to battle the rising tide of opioid addiction and overdoses, now the leading cause of accidental death in America, by targeting resources towards more effective treatments and interventions.

MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016

Marc Edwards, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor at Virginia Tech

FEATURED GUEST:
Marc Edwards
Marc Edwards
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Marc Edwards, MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Virginia Tech-based Civil Engineer who uncovered the Flint water crisis, where residents were poisoned from high levels of lead and other contaminants through the municipal drinking water. Dr. Edwards discusses his efforts to uncover the crisis, and his team's efforts to mitigate the water contamination crisis and related health issues.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Dr. C. Michael Gibson, Founder and Chairman of the WikiDoc Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
C. Michael Gibson
C. Michael Gibson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. C. Michael Gibson, interventional cardiologist and Founder and Chairman of the Board of the WikiDoc Foundation, the world's largest open source texbook of medicine designed to make medical knowledge free and accessible to all.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

FEATURED GUEST:
Anthony Fauci
Anthony Fauci
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fauci is world renowned for his work battling HIV/AIDS and discusses the current efforts at NIAID, along with other global agencies, to contain and control the Zika pandemic.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Joe Randolph, President and CEO of the Innovation Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Joe Randolph
Joe Randolph
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Joe Randolph, President and CEO of the Innovation Institute, designed to provide resources and research expertise to catalyze health industry innovations for health professionals working in not-for-profit health systems across the country.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016

Dr. Dean Ornish, President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Dean Ornish
Dean Ornish
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He analyzes the new USDA nutritional guidelines and discusses the mounting empirical evidence linking sound nutrition and integrative medicine to the prevention and reversal of chronic disease.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Dr. Edward Ellison, Executive Medical Director, Permamente Medical Group

FEATURED GUEST:
Edward Ellison
Edward Ellison
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Edward Ellison, Executive Medical Director and Chairman of the Board for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He is also National Sponsor of the newly-announced Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine which is being designed to train future clinicians based on Kaiser's coordinated care and value-based delivery model.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016

Aneesh Chopra, First U.S. Chief Technology Officer

FEATURED GUEST:
Aneesh Chopra
Aneesh Chopra
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Aneesh Chopra, Co-Founder of Hunch Analytics, author of "Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government". Appointed by President Obama as the first US Chief Technology Officer in 2009, he discusses the job of transitioning American government and health care into the digital age.

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, Director of NIMHD

FEATURED GUEST:
Eliseo Perez-Stable
Eliseo Perez-Stable
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health where he oversees the Institute's efforts to advance research, build infrastructure and support programs that serve to advance minority health as well as eliminate health disparities.

MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016

Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator of SAMHSA

FEATURED GUEST:
Kana Enomoto
Kana Enomoto
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the division of the HHS dedicated to mental health disorders and addiction. She talks about SAMHSA's initiatives aimed at improving access to treatment, improving treatment outcomes and expanding the nation's behavioral health work force.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016

Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Apple

FEATURED GUEST:
Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Apple. Mr. Williams is in charge of the tech giant's entire distribution chain and is overseeing Apple's foray into health care with the development of the Apple Watch, Apple HealthKit and ResearchKit, which are aimed at simplifying health and medical research by leveraging participation from Apple's 700 million users around the globe.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015

Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum

FEATURED GUEST:
Christine Cassel
Christine Cassel
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving health and health care through developing better health quality measures and data-sharing.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015

Kevin Robert Frost, CEO of amfAR

FEATURED GUEST:
Kevin Robert Frost
Kevin Robert Frost
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Robert Frost, CEO of amfAR, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting research on a cure for HIV/AIDS. Mr. Frost discusses the organization's 30 year quest to confront the AIDS epidemic, as well as their support for promising research that has paved the way for the treatments and protocols currently in use today which are helping contain HIV/AIDS in the US and around the globe.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015

Dr. Robert Wachter, Author of the "The Digital Doctor"

FEATURED GUEST:
Robert Wachter
Robert Wachter
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Wachter, Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at U.C. San Francisco. He is considered the founder of the "hospitalist" movement and is author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age which examines the challenges being experienced in the rapid transition to digital medicine.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015

Stuart Altman, Ph.D, Heller School of Public Policy, Brandeis University

FEATURED GUEST:
Stuart Altman
Stuart Altman
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Stuart Altman, PhD, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Dr. Altman is an expert on universal health coverage and discusses his recent work as Chair of the IOM Committee assessing progress on recommendations made in the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on The Future of Nursing, which advocates for a stronger role for nurses in the expanding health care system.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2105

Dr. Neel Shah, Founder of Costs of Care

FEATURED GUEST:
Neel Shah
Neel Shah
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Neel Shah, Asst. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and Founder of Costs of Care, a global NGO dedicated to helping delivery systems provide better care at lower costs. He's also the co-author of "Understanding Value Based Care" which seeks to promote cost awareness in the medical profession.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2105

Chris Trimble, Author of How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time

FEATURED GUEST:
Chris Trimble
Chris Trimble
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Chris Trimble, organizational innovation expert from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and author of How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time. Mr. Trimble addresses the need for innovation strategies that must be deployed in this era of rapid transformation within the health care industry.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Dr. Harpreet Sood, Sr. Fellow to CEO of NHS England

FEATURED GUEST:
Harpreet Sood
Harpreet Sood
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr.Harpreet Sood, Sr. Fellow to the CEO of the National Health Service of England. Dr. Sood addresses the strengths of the health systems of both the UK and the US, and discusses innovations in care delivery and public health initiatives that are poised to transform the quality of care in both countries.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Gary Cohen, Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm

FEATURED GUEST:
Gary Cohen
Gary Cohen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Gary Cohen, 2015 MacArthur Fellow and Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm. His work is focused on motivating the health care industry "do no harm" by reducing the use of toxic materials and fossil fuels to positively impact climate change.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015

Dr. Daniel Sands, Co-Founder of the Society For Participatory Medicine

FEATURED GUEST:
Daniel Sands
Daniel Sands
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Daniel Sands, co-founder of the Society for Participatory medicine which seeks to advance the patient/provider experience through better health IT. Dr. Sands is one of the early developers of secure e-mail systems and patient portals for clinicians as well as patients, and advocates for transformation of the health care system through better integration of health IT.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015

Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov

FEATURED GUEST:
Kevin Counihan
Kevin Counihan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov, the online Federal health insurance marketplace. Mr. Counihan discusses changes to the online portal aimed at making the shopping experience more user-friendly, additional consumer protections for those purchasing insurance online, as well as goals for helping more uninsured Americans to gain coverage.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

Raymond Hurd, Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Raymond Hurd
Raymond Hurd
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Raymond Hurd, Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Medicare Open Enrollment period. He discusses the expanded number of plans available to seniors and also warns of the threat of fraud and scams that impact the Medicare population.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015

Dr. Mollyann Brodie, Executive Director of Public Opinion Research, Kaiser Family Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
Mollyann Brodie
Mollyann Brodie
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mollyann Brodie, Sr. Vice President of Executive Operations and Executive Director of Public Opinion Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she oversees the non-profit's public polling efforts. Dr. Brodie conducts the Foundation's monthly tracking poll which charts the mood of the nation on a variety of health policies and provides unbiased polling data for policy makers.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Georges Benjamin
Georges Benjamin
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association on the need to support federal polices that serve to protect population health in the communities where people live.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

Dr. John Ball, Vice President Emeritus, American College of Physicians

FEATURED GUEST:
John Ball
John Ball
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Ball, VP Emeritus of the American College of Physicians and Chair of the Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care at the National Academies of Medicine, which determined diagnostic errors are a major contributor to patient harm and need to be addressed by all stakeholders in the health care system.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges

FEATURED GUEST:
Darrell Kirch
Darrell Kirch
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges which advocates for medical education issues at over 140 American Medical Schools as well as at numerous Veterans Administration Medical Centers. He discusses the challenges being faced by the medical education establishment during this time of rapid transformation of the health care system.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Tara Montgomery, Senior Director of Health Impact, Consumer Reports

FEATURED GUEST:
Tara Montgomery
Tara Montgomery
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Tara Montgomery, Senior Director of Health Impact at Consumer Reports, the world's largest organization dedicated to consumer rights and safety. She discusses their participation in the Choosing Wisely Campaign and discusses their Health Ratings Center and Best Buy Drug program aimed at insure\ing consumers get the best prices for prescriptions as well as the most accurate patient safety informaton.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015

Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, Director at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

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Darshak Sanghavi
Darshak Sanghavi
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, Director of the Preventive and Population Healthcare Models Group at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation which has launched the Million Hearts campaign to reduce cardiovascular disease. The 5 year campaign seeks to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes.

MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015

Dr. Tejal Gandhi, CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
Tejal Gandhi
Tejal Gandhi
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tejal Gandhi, President and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF. They are dedicated to eliminating medical mistakes and patient harm in the health care system, as well as creating a safe environment for health care workers.

MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015

Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum

FEATURED GUEST:
Christine Cassel
Christine Cassel
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving health and health care through developing better health quality measures and data-sharing.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015

Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. Vice President at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
John Lumpkin
John Lumpkin
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. VP and Director of Targeted Teams at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Lumpkin runs the RWJF project targeting childhood obesity and talks about the myriad strategies aimed reducing the obesity epidemic among the nation's children.

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine

FEATURED GUEST:
Margaret Hamburg
Margaret Hamburg
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary for the National Academy of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences and recent Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Hamburg discusses the changes initiated at the FDA under her leadership and the enormous challenge of keeping the nation's drug and food stream safe in a globalized supply chain.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015

Dr. Steven J. Stack, President of the American Medical Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Steven Stack
Steven Stack
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Steven J. Stack, President of the American Medical Association the largest professional organization representing the nation's physicians and medical students. Dr. Stack addresses the medical profession's ongoing transformation with health IT and meaningful use, ICD-10 adoption and the need to redesign medical training to meet 21st century challenges in the health profession.

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services

FEATURED GUEST:
Susannah Fox
Susannah Fox
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Fox discusses the culture of innovation underway at HHS including the HHS Idea Lab and Health Datapalooza which liberates health data to researchers and tech entrepreneurs seeking improvements in health care.

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

FEATURED GUEST:
Tom Frieden
Tom Frieden
This week on Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2009. Dr. Frieden discusses the most pressing challenges at the CDC including antibiotic-resistant infections, the opioid abuse epidemic and the recent Ebola epidemic as well as the efforts underway to combat these public health threats.

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015

Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

FEATURED GUEST:
Sean Cavanaugh
Sean Cavanaugh
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center For Medicare at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he oversees payment models for Medicare's 50 million users. Mr. Cavanaugh talks about the culture of innovation underway at CMS to promote new payment models that incentivize improved outcomes while promoting cost containment.

MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015

Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Green
Eric Green
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, the world's largest organization dedicated solely to genomics research. Dr. Green was on the team that mapped the human genome and talks about new initiatives at NIH to create better platforms for storing and sharing big data in this new era of scientific research.

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015

Bill Hoagland, Sr. VP of the Bipartisan Policy Center

FEATURED GUEST:
Bill Hoagland
Bill Hoagland
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Bill Hoagland, Senior Vice President of the Bipartisan Policy Center where he manages health policy initiatives. Mr. Hoagland, a long time Budget and Appropriations Director in the US Senate, analyzes the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and what it means for health reform moving forward.

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015

Dr Kenneth Brigham, Co-Founder of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Kenneth Brigham
Kenneth Brigham
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Kenneth Brigham, Professor Emeritus at Emory University and Co-Founder of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute which is seeking to develop innovative predictive health models that will shift the health care of the future to focusing on optimizing good health rather than treating disease.

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

Dr. C. Michael Gibson, Founder and Chairman of the WikiDoc Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
C. Michael Gibson
C. Michael Gibson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. C. Michael Gibson, interventional cardiologist and Founder and Chairman of the Board of the WikiDoc Foundation, the world's largest open source texbook of medicine designed to make medical knowledge free and accessible to all.

MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015

Jim Daley, ICD10 Expert and Immediate Past President of WEDI

FEATURED GUEST:
Jim Daley
Jim Daley
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jim Daley, Immediate Past Chair of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange or WEDI, a leading authority on the use of health IT to improve health care delivery and efficiency created by the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Daley discusses the industry challenges of switching to ICD 10 coding for health billing, and why the switch is so vital to improving outcomes.

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015

Dr. William Dietz, Director, Sumner M. Redstone Center for Prevention and Wellness at GWU

FEATURED GUEST:
William Dietz
William Dietz
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. William Dietz, Director of the Sumner M. Redstone Center for Prevention and Wellness at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Dietz is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, prevention and obesity. He talks about the threat to health and the economy posed by the obesity epidemic and efforts to combat the problem.

MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015

Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group

FEATURED GUEST:
Leah Binder
Leah Binder
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Leah Binder, Chief Executive Officer of the Leapfrog Group, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving safety in the hospital setting. She discusses the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Hospital Safety Score which coalesce patient safety data to rank hospitals for quality and safety across the country.

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

Margaret Anderson, Executive Director of FasterCures

FEATURED GUEST:
Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Margaret Anderson, Executive Director of FasterCures, an action tank dedicated to saving lives by speeding up and improving the medical research systems. They discuss the ongoing threat to NIH research due to funding reductions, but also the game changing potential of new technologies and increased patient engagement to advance biomedical research.

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President and CEO of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
Jeffrey Borenstein
Jeffrey Borenstein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President and CEO of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the journal of the American Psychiatric Association. He discusses their recent publication, "Understsanding Mental Disorders" which is a layperson's guide to diagnoses listed in the DSM-5.

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015

Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

FEATURED GUEST:
Carolyn Miles
Carolyn Miles
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, an independent non-profit organization meeting the basic health, education and nutritional needs of over 140 million children worldwide. Ms. Miles discusses the myriad humanitarian crises the world's children are currently facing in war zones, refugee camps and infectious disease outbreaks.

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System

FEATURED GUEST:
Glenn Steele
Glenn Steele
This week, Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, a physician-led, integrated health system serving 2.8 million patients across 44 counties. Dr. Steele discusses Geisinger's integrated health services organization lauded for its innovative care delivery models and cost containment strategies that have yielded better outcomes and high-value care.

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

Dr. Kyu Rhee, Vice President of Integrated Health Services at IBM

FEATURED GUEST:
Kyu Rhee
Kyu Rhee
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Kyu Rhee, IBM's Vice President of Integrated Health Services and medical adviser to Watson, IBM's cognitive computing system which has been adapted for health care. Dr. Rhee discusses Watson's ability to cognitively adapt to new information and the new partnerships formed with Apple, Johnson and Johnson and others to scale up the aggregation and analysis of health data.

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015

Dr. Larry Chu, Founder and Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X

FEATURED GUEST:
Larry Chu
Larry Chu
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Larry Chu, anesthesiologist and Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine where is also Founder and Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, a yearly conference created to bring providers, patient groups and designers together to catalyze the development of patient-centered health technologies.

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University

FEATURED GUEST:
Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, global health thought leader, Professor of Economics and Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Dr. Sachs discusses his work advising the United Nations on the Millennium Development Goals and his new book, The Age of Sustainable Development which looks at the need for a global commitment to ending the causes of poor health around the world.

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015

Dr. Robert Wachter, Author of the "The Digital Doctor"

FEATURED GUEST:
Robert Wachter
Robert Wachter
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Wachter, Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at U.C. San Francisco. He is considered the founder of the "hospitalist" movement and is author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age which examines the challenges being experienced in the rapid transition to digital medicine.

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015

Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, Founder and President of The Civic Engine

FEATURED GUEST:
Rajiv Bhatia
Rajiv Bhatia
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, Founder of The Civic Engine which assists civic leaders in strengthening the economic drivers of health in communities. The long-time Director of Occupational and Environmental Health for San Francisco, Dr. Bhatia developed innovative Health Impact Assessment tools to improve health throughout all sectors of the city focusing on open data sharing and transparency.

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015

Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. Vice President at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
John Lumpkin
John Lumpkin
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. VP and Director of Targeted Teams at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Lumpkin runs the RWJF project targeting childhood obesity and talks about the myriad strategies aimed reducing the obesity epidemic among the nation's children.

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015

Henry J. Aaron, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

FEATURED GUEST:
Henry J. Aaron
Henry J. Aaron
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Henry J. Aaron, the Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He analyzes the case before the Supreme Court, King versus Burwell, which challenges the legality of the tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, and the potential impact of the High Court's decision.

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015

Yulun Wang, President of the American Telemedicine Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Yulun Wang
Yulun Wang
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Yulun Wang, Ph.D, President of the American Telemedicine Association, dedicated to the full integration of telemedicine within the health care system. An engineer with over 50 patents to his name, Dr. Wang is also Chairman and CEO of InTouch Health, a global leader in telehealth technologies

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Dean of the Mayo Medical School at the Mayo Clinic

FEATURED GUEST:
Sherine Gabriel
Sherine Gabriel
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Dean of the Mayo Medical school at the prestigous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as a new medical school to be opened in Arizona. Dr. Gabriel talks about shifting their patient-centered medical training to incorporate 21st century needs including genomics, social determinents of health and prevention.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

John Nosta, President of Nostalab

FEATURED GUEST:
John Nosta
John Nosta
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with John Nosta, founder and president of Nostalab, a digital health think tank. Mr. Nosta, is also a member of the Google Health Advisory Board and looks at the coming digital health trends, nanotechnology and genomics that are going to transform health outcomes of the future.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015

Adriel Bettelheim, Managing Editor at CQ Roll Call

FEATURED GUEST:
Adriel Bettelheim
Adriel Bettelheim
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Adriel Bettelheim, Managing Editor for Health at CQ Roll Call/Economist which boasts the largest press corps on Capitol Hill. Mr. Bettelheim discusses the legislative landscape impacting the Affordable Care Act as well as the emerging payment reforms aimed at reducing health care spending

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015

Sara Collins, Vice President of Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund

FEATURED GUEST:
Sara Collins
Sara Collins
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sara Collins, PhD, Vice President of Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund, a non-partisan foundation dedicated to promoting a high-functioning health care system. Dr. Collins discusses the Fund's recent report showing a marked improvement in the reduction of the uninsured in America since the first open enrollment and the increased utilization of health care among the previously uninsured.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015

Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Topol
Eric Topol
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with cardiologist, genomics and telemedicine expert Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. They discuss his latest book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is In Your Hands, in which he predicts the "medicalization of the smart phone" is poised to truly democratize medicine by putting the power of diagnostics and monitoring in the patient's own hands.

MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015

Steven Brill, Author of "America's Bitter Pill"

FEATURED GUEST:
Steven Brill
Steven Brill
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with attorney and author Steven Brill, whose latest book examines the creation of the Affordable Care Act. America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Health Care System examines the influence of the powerful health care lobby in blocking meaningful cost containment measures in the health care law.

MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015

Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton Health Economist

FEATURED GUEST:
Uwe Reinhardt
Uwe Reinhardt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned Princeton Health Economist Dr. Uwe Reinhardt about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act which he says is doing what it was intended to do; expand coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Dr. Reinhardt discusses the inherent challenges in creating sustainable health reform due to the vast complexities of the American health system and warns we are heading towards a 3-tier health system in this country.

MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015

Esther Dyson, Founder of HICCup

FEATURED GUEST:
Esther Dyson
Esther Dyson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with angel investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, cosmonaut and founder of numerous tech enterprises including her latest venture, HICCup.co. Dyson, who is known as one of the most influential women in the tech industry has since turned her attention to improving "health, not health care", and discusses HICCup's 5-year, 5-city competition called "The Way To Wellville" in which cities compete to improve overall population health.

For more on Esther Dyson:
http://hiccup.co/
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014

Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs

FEATURED GUEST:
Alan Weil
Alan Weil
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and health policy. Mr. Weil discusses the vital role the publication must play as a non-partisan, peer-reviewed journal in the ongoing health care debate and how its presence is poised to expand in the new media marketplace.

For more on Alan Weil:
http://healthaffairs.org/
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014

Dr. Deane Marchbein: MD, President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Deane Marchbein
Dr. Deane Marchbein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Deane Marchbein, MD, Anesthesiologist and President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders, an organization formed to offer care to millions of patients in over 60 war torn or impoverished countries.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014

Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, Milken School of Public Health at George Washington University

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan
Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, Pediatrician and Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the Milken School of Public Health at George Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Mullan discusses a recent Institute of Medicine report which outlines the need for rethinking 21st century graduate medical education to better reflect shifting health care landscape.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014

Dr. Tejal Gandhi, CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
Tejal Gandhi
Tejal Gandhi
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tejal Gandhi, President and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF. They are dedicated to eliminating medical mistakes and patient harm in the health care system, as well as creating a safe environment for health care workers.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014

Dr. Eric Viire, Medical Director, XPrize Competition

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Viire
Eric Viire
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Eric Viire, Medical and Technical Director of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Competition and the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE which seeks to put the future of health care in the palm of your hands. Dr. Viire discusses the competition finalists utilizing technological advances that are making it possible to develop hand held diagnostic sensors capable of identifying numerous conditions in one device.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Dr. Benjamin Sommers, Harvard School of Public Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Benjamin Sommers
Benjamin Sommers
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Benjamin Sommers, Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sommers is an expert on the impact of universal health coverage and Medicaid expansion as well as their impact on improved outcomes, reduced mortality and public health.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 2014

Dr. Peter Basch, Medical Director of Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy, MedStar Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Peter Basch
Peter Basch
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Peter Basch, Medical Director of EHR and Health IT Policy at MedStar Heath and Visiting Scholar at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution. They discuss the challenges practices are facing adhereing to ONC's Meaningful Use requirements with health IT adoption.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Dr. Marci Nielsen, CEO of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

FEATURED GUEST:
Marci Nielsen
Marci Nielsen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Marci Nielsen, Chief Exectutive Officer of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a consortium of over a thousand stakeholders across the health care industry dedicated to promoting the comprehensive care provided in Patient Centered Medical Homes to improve primary care delivery.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014

Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FEATURED GUEST:
Arjun Srinivasan
Arjun Srinivasan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Infectious Disease specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Srinivasan discusses the CDC's latest protocols for medical professionals dealing with Ebola, and the greater threat of the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital settings.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014

Dr. Martin Kohn, Chief Scientific Officer of Jointly Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Martin Kohn
Martin Kohn
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Martin Kohn, Chief Medical Scientist for Jointly Health, and recent Chief Medical Scientist at IBM Research, which oversaw the development of the supercomputer Watson for Healthcare. Dr. Kohn discusses the promise for the transformation of health care through the growth of Patient Centered Medical Homes as well as developing new platforms which utilize big data from multiple sources to improve health outcomes.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20,2014

Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, National Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars

FEATURED GUEST:
Jacquelyn Campbell
Jacquelyn Campbell
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars. She discusses the Danger Assessment and Lethality tools she developed to assist clinicians, patients and law enforcement dealing with domestic violence issues.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014

Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Green
Eric Green
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, the world's largest organization dedicated solely to genomics research. Dr. Green was on the team that mapped the human genome and talks about new initiatives at NIH to create better platforms for storing and sharing big data in this new era of scientific research.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014

Janet Marchibroba, Executive Director of CEO Council on Health and Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center

FEATURED GUEST:
Janet Marchibroba
Janet Marchibroba
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Janet Marchibroda, Executive Director of the CEO Council on Health and Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center. The Council, comprised of 9 CEO's from some of the country's largest employers, just released a report: Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America's Business Leaders which lays out recommended actions for business leaders to assist in containing health care costs and improving outcomes.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Robin Guenther, FAIA, Sustainable Healthcare Design Expert

FEATURED GUEST:
Robin Guenther
Robin Guenther
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Robin Guenther, FAIA, Principal at the global architectural firm Perkins & Will and a Senior Advisor to Healthcare Without Harm. Ms. Guenther, a leading expert on sustainable design in health care, addresses the growing trend of green building design in the health care industry, leading to a reduced carbon footprint as well as healthier, more sustainable buildings.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Dr. Indu Subayia, Co-Chairman of Health 2.0

FEATURED GUEST:
Indu Subayia
Indu Subayia
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Indu-Subayia, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Health 2.0, which promotes and showcases emerging health tech innovations through a worldwide series of conferences, prize challenges and code-a-thons. Dr. Subayia discusses their upcoming annual conference and looks at the emergence of digital health companies poised to transform the health care experience for patients and providers.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Russell Branzell, President and CEO of the College of Health Information Management Executives

FEATURED GUEST:
Russell Branzell
Russell Branzell
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Russell Branzell, President and CEO of the College of Health Information Management Executives or CHIME. They discuss the many challenges being faced by health IT executives in the quest for full adoption of electronic health records, meeting meaningful use standards, cybersecurity, and the problematic delay of ICD 10 adoption.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

FEATURED GUEST:
Carolyn Miles
Carolyn Miles
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, an independent non-profit organization meeting the basic health, education and nutritional needs of over 140 million children worldwide. Ms. Miles discusses the myriad humanitarian crises the world's children are currently facing in war zones, refugee camps and infectious disease outbreaks.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of IOM

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Harvey Fineberg
Dr. Harvey Fineberg
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fineberg discusses the hundreds of research initiatives being undertaken by IOM that are designed to improve health care and public health through policy initiatives that support evidence-based outcomes.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland. He addresses the improvements being made to the problematic Insurance Exchange in Maryland. Dr. Sharfstein also discusses the robust Health Information Exchange as well as dramatic payment reforms underway in Maryland that are reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, improving chronic care management and reducing health costs in that state.

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014

Dr. Deane Marchbein: MD, President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Deane Marchbein
Dr. Deane Marchbein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Deane Marchbein, MD, Anesthesiologist and President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders, an organization formed to offer care to millions of patients in over 60 war torn or impoverished countries.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014

Jonathan Gruber, PhD, MIT Economist

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Jonathan Gruber
Dr. Jonathan Gruber
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, Health Economist and Professor of Economics at MIT. Gruber is the key architect of the Massachusetts health reform as well as the Affordable Care Act and discusses the successes as well as legal challenges facing the health care law moving forward.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014

Dr. Erica Frank, CEO of NextGenU.org

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Erica Frank
Dr. Erica Frank
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Erica Frank the Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health.She is the Founder and CEO of NextGenU.org, the first free online portal to accredited higher education in the health sciences, medical training and public health.

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Humayun Chaudhry
Dr. Humayun Chaudhry
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.

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

Peter Speyer, Chief Data and Technology Officer at IHME

FEATURED GUEST:
Peter Speyer
Peter Speyer
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Peter Speyer, Chief Data and Technology Officer at the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation at the University of Washington. Mr. Speyer discusses their ground-breaking ongoing global health report, Global Burden of Disease, which utilizes big data analytics to provide an accurate measure of diseases leading to morbidity and mortality in 200 countries around the world.

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Dr. William Newsome, Co-Chair of the BRAIN Intitiative

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. William Newsome
Dr. William Newsome
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. William Newsome, Stanford University neurobiologist and co-chair of the President's BRAIN Initiative which is seeking to map the human brain. Similar to the Human Genome Project, the BRAIN Initiative will require significant collaboration from all varied fields within neuroscience to unravel the secrets of medical science's "final frontier" - the human brain.

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

Adam Dole, Presidential Innovation Fellow

FEATURED GUEST:
Adam Dole
Adam Dole
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Adam Dole, recent Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House and former entrepreneur-in-residence at the Mayo Clinic. Mr. Dole discusses the fertile intersection between public and private entities generating a robust culture in health care industry innovation.

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

Dr. Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Regina Herzlinger
Dr. Regina Herzlinger
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Regina Herzlinger, the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration Chair at the Harvard Business School. She is considered "the "Godmother of consumer driven health care" and discusses new incentives in the wake of the Affordable Care Act that are increasingly taking the consumer into account, spurring innovation in health industry business models that are poised to better serve consumers while driving down costs.

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs

FEATURED GUEST:
Alan Weil
Alan Weil
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and health policy. Mr. Weil discusses the vital role the publication must play as a non-partisan, peer-reviewed journal in the ongoing health care debate and how its presence is poised to expand in the new media marketplace.

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Yale Global Health Initiative

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Elizabeth Bradley
Dr. Elizabeth Bradley
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Elizabeth Bradley Director of the Yale Global Health Initiative and co-author of The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less. Dr. Bradley discusses her research comparing American health spending and outcomes against 30 industrialized nations, and the reasons for poor outcomes here relative to the highest per capita health spending.

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

Dr. Wendy Everett, CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Wendy Everett
Dr. Wendy Everett
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Wendy Everett, CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), a non-partisan health policy institute seeking to enable innovations that improve the quality and lower the costs of health care. She discusses their target areas of interest including the improvement of care delivery systems, payment reform and telemedicine.

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Karen DeSalvo
Dr. Karen DeSalvo
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Office of the National Coordinator at HHS. Dr. DeSalvo discusses ONC's plans to advance Health IT beyond adoption to meaningful use and interoperability of health information technology, as well as health information exchange, to advance the triple aim of better care, better outcomes and reduced costs in health care.

MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014

Sonia Sarkar, Chief of Staff of Health Leads

FEATURED GUEST:
Sonia Sarkar
Sonia Sarkar
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sonia Sarkar, Chief of Staff of Health Leads, a national organization dedicated to creating a health care system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. She discusses Health Leads' deployment of college students in clinics across the country who assist patients in gaining resources to impact the underlying causes of poor health.

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

Dr. Harry Greenspun, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Harry Greenspun
Dr. Harry Greenspun
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Harry Greenspun, Sr. Advisor for Healthcare Transformation and Technology at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions where his focus is on key health information technology and clinical transformation issues. He discusses the obstacles to meaningful use of HIT and the solutions they are focused on implementing.

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Beverly Malone
Dr. Beverly Malone
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Beverly Malone, Chief Executive Officer of the National League for Nursing which is dedicated to the improvement of nursing education. Dr. Malone is also on the Advisory Committee at the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services and talks about the need for improved access to better nurse training to meet the growing health industry demands, especially in underserved communities.

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

Dr. H. Jack Geiger, Physicians for Social Responsibility

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. H. Jack Geiger
Dr. H. Jack Geiger
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. H. Jack Geiger, co-founder of Physicians for Human Rights and Physicians for Social Responsibility, both of which went on to earn the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dr. Geiger is considered the founder of the Community Health Center movement in this country and discusses his decades of activism for equality in health care.

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Social Media Lab UPENN School of Medicine

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price
Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Cardiologist and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/US Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Scholar at UPENN School of Medicine. Dr. Price discusses the digital platform she developed, Change My Steps, designed to assist African American Women in reducing risk factors for higher rates of cardiovascular disease.

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

Kevin Counihan, CEO of AccessHealthCT

FEATURED GUEST:
Kevin Counihan
Kevin Counihan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Counihan, Chief Executive Officer of AccessHealthCT, Connecticut's state-based insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Counihan addresses the reasons for the portal's success compared to the Federal Exchange, and how other states are planning to adopt the Connecticut model.

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

Ed Cantwell, Executive Director of the Center for Medical Interoperability

FEATURED GUEST:
Ed Cantwell
Ed Cantwell
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Ed Cantwell, Executive Director of the Center for Medical Interoperability, whose purpose is to optimize patient care by providing a platform for supporting rapid and sustained interoperability of medical technology.

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

Francois de Brantes, Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute Inc.

FEATURED GUEST:
Francois de Brantes
Francois de Brantes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Francois de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care costs and quality through better incentives for payment reform. Mr. de Brantes discusses the growing role of the consumer as an agent of change in the health care industry.

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

Dr. Gary Puckrein, National Minority Quality Forum

FEATURED GUEST:
Gary Puckrein
Gary Puckrein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum, an organization dedicated to to eliminating the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness for racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations in this country.

MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Joseph Kvedar
Joseph Kvedar
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners Health in Boston. Dr. Kvedar discusses their efforts to streamline telemedicine and connected health protocols utilizing mobile technology, real-time health data monitoring and electronic health records to improve care delivery, outcomes and costs.

MODANY, MARCH 17, 2014

Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO of AHIMA

FEATURED GUEST:
Lynne Thomas Gordon
Lynne Thomas Gordon
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO of the American Health Information Management Association which is the premier association of health information management professionals worldwide. AHIMA is actively engaged in assisting hospitals and medical practices to prepare for the transition to ICD 10 medical coding.

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Bradley Merrill Thompson, mHealth Regualtory Coalition

FEATURED GUEST:
Bradley Merrill Thompson
Bradley Merrill Thompson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Bradley Merrill Thompson, FDA law expert and General Counsel of the mHealth Regulatory Coalition, the voice of mobile health technology stakeholders in Washington. He addresses recent regulations passed by the Food and Drug Administration that govern the use and development of medical mobile apps aimed at health care consumers as well as the medical profession.

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, Engleberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Darshak Sanghavi
Dr. Darshak Sanghavi
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margret Flinter speak with Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, Managing Director of the Engleberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Sanghavi discusses their social media campaign to better inform clinicians and the public about changes to the health care industry under the Affordable Care Act. They are partnering with the Kahn Academy, a free online learning service, to produce tutorial videos to explain payment and care delivery reforms underway as a result of the health care law.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Congressman John E. Porter, Chair of Research!America

FEATURED GUEST:
Congressman John E. Porter
Congressman John E. Porter
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margret Flinter speak with former Congressman John E. Porter, a 21 year veteran of the US House of Representatives. He is Chair of Research!America a non-profit organization dedicated to making scientific and medical research a national priority. He talks about threats to funding research in the current political climate, and the impact it will have on future scientific and medical advances.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014

Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, Founder and CEO of Iora Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle
Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, Founder and CEO of Iora Health, a Cambridge-based startup that is seeking to transform primary care delivery. Dr. Fernandopulle speaks about his quest to reinvent all aspects of care delivery by adressing many of the ailments in the current health care system, including payment models, staffing, IT systems and culture.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014

Margaret O'Kane, President of the National Committee on Quality Assurance

FEATURED GUEST:
Margaret O'Kane
Margaret O'Kane
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Margaret O'Kane, co-founder and President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization seeking to improve health care quality through measurement, transparancy and accountability. Named three times as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare, Ms. O'Kane's work has been lauded as pivotal to improving measurable quality improvement in health care.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014

Dr. David Brailer, CEO of Health Evolution Partners

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. David Brailer
Dr. David Brailer
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Brailer, founder and CEO of Health Evolution Partners, a private equity firm that invests in global health innovators. Dr. Brailer was the nation's first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and analyzes the opportunities that lie ahead for Health IT.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014

Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Beverly Malone
Dr. Beverly Malone
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Beverly Malone, Chief Executive Officer of the National League for Nursing which is dedicated to the improvement of nursing education. Dr. Malone is also on the Advisory Committee at the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services and talks about the need for improved access to better nurse training to meet the growing health industry demands, especially in underserved communities.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014

Governor Michael Leavitt

FEATURED GUEST:
Governor Michael Leavitt
Governor Michael Leavitt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Utah Governor Michael Leavitt, who was also Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. Governor Leavitt, founder of the health consulting firm Leavitt Partners, discusses how they are advising state and local governments as well as corporations to navigate the dramatic changes underway in the health care industry.

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014

Dr. Robert Pearl, CEO of the Permanente Medical Group

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Robert Pearl
Dr. Robert Pearl
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Pearl, Executive Director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, the largest medical group in the nation. Dr. Pearl discusses their use of pre-paid health care, system-wide electronic medical records and data mining to improve care and contain costs.

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014

Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of IOM

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Harvey Fineberg
Dr. Harvey Fineberg
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fineberg discusses the hundreds of research initiatives being undertaken by IOM that are designed to improve health care and public health through policy initiatives that support evidence-based outcomes.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013

Dr. Ardis Hoven, President of the American Medical Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Ardis Hoven
Dr. Ardis Hoven
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, President of the American Medical Association, the largest and oldest organization in the nation representing medical professionals. Dr. Hoven discusses the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the future of the practice of medicine in this country.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's CEO Council

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
This week Mark and Margaret speak with surgeon and entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong who is Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's new CEO Council on Health and Innovation. Dr. Soon-Shiong discusses the Council's efforts to construct an information superhighway for healthcare that is poised to revolutionize care delivery, payment models, evidence-based treatments and outcomes in health care.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013

Jack Andraka, Intel Science Fair Winner

FEATURED GUEST:
Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with 16 year old Intel Science and Engineering award winner, Jack Andraka. The young scientist, cancer researcher and inventor has won numerous global awards for creating an early detection device for pancreatic cancer.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013

Professor Timothy Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law

FEATURED GUEST:
Prof. Timothy Jost
Prof. Timothy Jost
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Timothy Jost, Attorney and Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Mr. Jost is an expert on health law and the Affordable Care Act and examines challenges with the roll-out of the exchanges, and potential legal threats moving forward.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013

Cathy Schoen, Sr. VP of the Commonwealth Fund

FEATURED GUEST:
Cathy Schoen
Cathy Schoen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Cathy Schoen, Sr. VP of the Commonwealth Fund which is dedicated to promoting a high-performing health care system. Ms. Schoen discusses her recent study comparing the health insurance systems of 11 wealthy nations, including the US, and the varied levels of cost, complexity and health care experience among them.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2031

H. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO of HIMSS Worldwide

FEATURED GUEST:
H. Stephen Lieber
H. Stephen Lieber
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with H. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, also known as HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on achieving better health with information technology. Mr. Lieber assesses where we are globally in terms of health IT adoption, standards and interoperability and the need for enhanced broadband capabilities to improve the flow of healthcare information.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013

Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear

FEATURED GUEST:
Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear
Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear, the only Southern Governor choosing to both expand Medicaid in his state as well as create an online insurance exchange. He talks about why the exchange, called Kynect, is working so well and discusses the positive impact the Affordable care Act is poised to have on the state's economy as well as its public health.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, Brookings Institution

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Farzad Mostashari
Dr. Farzad Mostashari
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Farzad Mostashari, Visiting Fellow at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, and former National Coordinator for Health IT at the US Department of Health and Human Services. He discusses the roll out of the health care law and the transformative power of the proliferation of health information technology in improving health care delivery.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Steve Spear, MIT Sloane School of Management

FEATURED GUEST:
Steve Spear
Steve Spear
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Steven Spear, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Sloane School of Management at MIT and international expert on applying LEAN systems created by Toyota to improve production output and quality. Dr. Spear addresses the potential LEAN systems have for improving cost containment in health care, while improving outcomes.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013

Dr. Dennis Charney, Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Dennis Charney
Dr. Dennis Charney
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Dennis Charney, Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. Dr. Charney speaks about the major redesign underway to transform their health system and medical training models to include big data analytics, genomics and other new technologies to improve the practice of medicine at Mount Sinai and better prepare the health practitioners of the future.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013

Dr. Ruben Amarasingham, Founder and CEO of PCCI

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Ruben Amarasingham
Dr. Ruben Amarasingham
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ruben Amarasingham, Founder and CEO of PCCI, a non-profit research and development corporation in Dallas, Texas that specializes in real-time predictive and surveillance analytics for health care. Dr. Amarasingham discusses the system he created that is significantly reducing hospital readmissions and the potential for greatly improved health outcomes utilizing real time health data analytics.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013

Jennifer Tolbert, Director of State Health Reform, Kaiser Family Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
Jennifer Tolbert
Jennifer Tolbert
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jennifer Tolbert, Director of State Health Reform at the Kaiser Family Foundation. She breaks down the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on the uninsured population and how it may differ in states across the country.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013

Dr. Ardis Hoven, President of the American Medical Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Ardis Hoven
Dr. Ardis Hoven
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, President of the American Medical Association, the largest and oldest organization in the nation representing medical professionals. Dr. Hoven discusses the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the future of the practice of medicine in this country.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Dr. H. Jack Geiger, Physicians for Social Responsibility

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. H. Jack Geiger
Dr. H. Jack Geiger
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. H. Jack Geiger, co-founder of Physicians for Human Rights and Physicians for Social Responsibility, both of which went on to earn the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dr. Geiger is considered the founder of the Community Health Center movement in this country and discusses his decades of activism for equality in health care.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

Deven McGraw, Director of the Health Privacy Project

FEATURED GUEST:
Deven McGraw
Deven McGraw
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Deven McGraw, Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Ms. McGraw discusses strategies to insure patient privacy and security of patient data sharing in the emerging world of Health Information Technology.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,2013

Dr. Rishi Manchanda, Founder and President of HealthBegins

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Rishi Manchanda
Dr. Rishi Manchanda
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rishi Manchanda, Founder and President of HealthBegins, an online portal to link "upstreamists" - health clinicians working on solving the social and environmental determinants of health. He discusses his new book, The Upstream Doctors, in which he promotes a movement to develop a national force of "upstream" medical professionals dedicated to transforming health care at its source, where patients live, work and play.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

Dr. Kavita Patel, Brookings Institution and Bipartisan Policy Center

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Kavita Patel
Dr. Kavita Patel
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Kavita Patel, Managing Director of Delivery System Reform and Clinical Transformation at the Brookings Institution, and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Health Professional Workforce Initiative. Dr. Patel discusses their recently released reports which examine the need for better national planning strategies for projecting health care work force needs in the future.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013

Aaron Smith, co-founder and Executive Director of Young Invincibles

FEATURED GUEST:
Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Aaron Smith, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Young Invincibles, a non-profit working to give young adults a voice in the political process. Mr. Smith discusses their impact on provisions in the Affordable Care Act affecting the "millennial" population and their national efforts to encourage young adults to participate in the Insurance Exchanges.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013

Ken Sperling, National Exchange Strategy Leader, Aon/Hewitt

FEATURED GUEST:
Ken Sperling
Ken Sperling
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Ken Sperling, National Exchange Strategy Leader at Aon/Hewitt. Mr. Sperling discusses the growing trend towards health insurance exchanges in the corporate benefits world, and the impact the Affordable Care Act is having on corporate health care costs and employee benefits.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19,. 2013

David Chase CEO/Founder of Avado

FEATURED GUEST:
David Chase
David Chase
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with David Chase, CEO and Founder of Avado, and former leader of Microsoft's Health business. He's created a Patient Portal and Relationship Management system, designed to give the patient a seat on the care team, that will help patients better-manage their chronic disease by fostering better communication between patients and providers.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013

Dr. William Newsome, Co-Chair of the BRAIN Intitiative

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. William Newsome
Dr. William Newsome
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. William Newsome, Stanford University neurobiologist and co-chair of the President's BRAIN Initiative which is seeking to map the human brain. Similar to the Human Genome Project, the BRAIN Initiative will require significant collaboration from all varied fields within neuroscience to unravel the secrets of medical science's "final frontier" - the human brain.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's CEO Council

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
This week Mark and Margaret speak with surgeon and entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong who is Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's new CEO Council on Health and Innovation. Dr. Soon-Shiong discusses the Council's efforts to construct an information superhighway for healthcare that is poised to revolutionize care delivery, payment models, evidence-based treatments and outcomes in health care.

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