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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from January through March 2012
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

Professor Timothy Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law

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Prof. Timothy Jost
Prof. Timothy Jost
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Professor Timothy Jost, Law Professor and Legal Scholar on Public Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act. Professor Jost, a frequent legal contributor to Health Affairs and NPR, discusses the Supreme Court Hearing on the Affordable Care Act; the constitutional implications and the potential outcomes of the Court's decision on the legality of the individual mandate.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

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Gov. Deval Patrick
Gov. Deval Patrick
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who took office just as his state was implementing the most far-reaching health reform to date in this country. Governor Patrick discusses the impact of these reforms on health, healthcare, costs, and the economy in his state and his views about the national impact of the Affordable Care Act.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

Larry Levitt, Co-Executive Director of the Kaiser Initiative on Health Care Reform and Private Insurance

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Larry Levitt
Larry Levitt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Larry Levitt, Co-Executive Director of the Kaiser Initiative on Health Care Reform and Private Insurance. Mr. Levitt outlines a series of innovative tools his team has produced that give consumers and policy makers alike immediate information on the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act on individuals, groups and communities.

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For more on Larry Levitt:
http://healthreform.kff.org/coverage-expansion-map.aspx
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

Dr. Robert Wallace, Chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Living Well With Chronic Illness

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Robert Wallace
Dr. Robert Wallace
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Wallace, Chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee that recently released its report and recommendations "Living Well With Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Action". The report addresses the burden of chronic illness and suggests changes in public health policy and practice and how the country addresses chronic illness.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012

Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder of PatientsLikeMe

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Jamie Heywood
Jamie Heywood
This week on Conversations on Health Care, Mark and Margaret speak with Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder of PatientsLikeMe, an online medical data-sharing portal for patients experiencing a variety of diseases. He is also founder of the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotech research organization seeking a cure for Lou Gherig’s Disease. He talks about his goal of transforming medical care through patients sharing in-depth data with the public and the medical community to facilitate better treatments and disease outcomes.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012

Former Senator Tom Daschle, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center

FEATURED GUEST:
Sen. Tom Daschle
Sen. Tom Daschle
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, now co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Senator Daschle discusses the Center's recent report, "Transforming Healthcare: The Role of Health IT". He outlines the steps that need to be taken to speed up the transition to universal use of electronic health records and digitized health information as a fundamental preface to real health care reform.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012

Dr. John Moore, Director, MIT Media Lab Health and Wellness Innovation 2012

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Dr. John Moore
Dr. John Moore
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Moore, innovator of health care technology at the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Moore discusses his award-winning patient/care provider interface known as “CollaboRythm” as well as his “Health and Wellness Innovation 2012” competition in which teams of researchers, physicians and designers gathered at MIT for two weeks to invent new tech solutions to common health care problems.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Jonathan Linkous
Jonathan Linkous
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. They discuss the rapid growth of tech applications in health care and the "gold rush" of opportunities being generated in telemedicine for both caregivers and patient engagement.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012

Dr. Jonathan Gruber, MIT Economist and Health Reform Architect

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Jonathan Gruber
Dr. Jonathan Gruber
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter discuss health care reform with MIT Health Economist Dr. Jonathan Gruber, one of the chief architects of health care reform in Massachusetts, and a significant contributor to the development of the Affordable Care Act health reform legislation. Dr. Gruber discusses the economics underlying health reform, and his recent “graphic novel,” Health Care Reform: What it is, Why it’s Necessary, How it Works, which translates complex legislation into simple terms for consumers.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012

Dr. Bill Crounse, Sr. Director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Bill Crounse
Dr. Bill Crounse
On this week’s Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Bill Crounse, Sr. Director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft. Dr. Crounse is an expert on the intersection of health and information technology. He discusses ways new technological developments are helping to revolutionize the delivery of health care, both here at home and globally.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012

Dr. Eric Topol, Cardiologist, Geneticist and Director of the Scripps Translational Institute.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Eric Topol
Dr. Eric Topol
Conversations speaks this week with Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Institute and author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care. Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Topol about the pivotal role genomics and telemedicine is having on health care, and the potential for a health care revolution with these emerging technologies.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012

Dr. Don Berwick, Recent Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Don Berwick
Dr. Don Berwick
Conversations speaks with Dr. Don Berwick, recent head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and a longtime advocate of patient safety and overhaul of the health care industry. Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Berwick about transforming health care for all Americans and his focus on the triple aim of better quality, better health, and lower costs in health care.

Download a full transcript of this episode (click here).

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