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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from July through September 2012
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012

Dr. Jeffery Brenner, Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Jeffery Brenner
Dr. Jeffery Brenner
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Jeffery Brenner, Founder and Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. Dr. Brenner speaks about the data-driven, "hotspotter" approach he developed to reduce health care costs by indentifying high-use patients and more effectively and efficiently addressing their multiple needs.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

Sarah Kliff, Senior Health Correspondent at the Washington Post/WonkBlog

FEATURED GUEST:
Sarah Kliff
Sarah Kliff
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Sarah Kliff, Senior Health Correspondent for the Washington Post and Wonkblog, the daily blog at the Washington Post. Ms. Kliff analyzes the health plans and policies of President Obama as well as his Republican Challenger, Mitt Romney, and examines the potential for changes to the Affordable Care Act should there be a change in administrations.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

Lynn Quincy, Senior Health Policy Analyst for Consumers Union

FEATURED GUEST:
Lynn Quincy
Lynn Quincy
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Lynn Quincy, Senior Health Policy Analyst for Consumers Union, the policy branch of Consumer's Report. Ms. Quincy discsusses her report on recommendations for design architecture of the on-line health insurance exchanges being created in states around the country, so that they are easy to navigate and consumer-friendly.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

Darrell West, Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

FEATURED GUEST:
Darrell West
Darrell West
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Darrell West, Founder and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution and author of Digital Medicine: Health Care In the Internet Era. Mr. West explores the mobile economy project at Brookings, which is examining the myriad ways mobile technology is being deployed to improve health care delivery and outcomes.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012

Topher Spiro, Managing Director, Health Policy, Center for American Progress

FEATURED GUEST:
Topher Spiro
Topher Spiro
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Topher Spiro, Managing Director of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress. Mr. Spiro speaks about his work as a member of the US Senate team that drafted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and he talks about the various aspects of the health care law that are improving access to care for more Americans, while serving to contain costs.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012

Governor Howard Dean

FEATURED GUEST:
Gov. Howard Dean
Gov. Howard Dean
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with former Vermont Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Dr. Howard Dean. Governor Dean talks about decades-old efforts in Vermont to reform health care, making it accessible and affordable for all citizens, and he shares his views on various aspects of the Affordable Care Act and the future of health reform.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012

Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of the AIDS Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Carl Schmid
Carl Schmid
This week, Mark and Margaret speak Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of the AIDS Institute, and an AIDS policy analyst and activist. Mr. Schmid speaks with us from the recent AIDS 2012 Convention, talks about strides in containing the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the hope for further progress towards ending the epidemic and improving the lives of those living with HIV in the U.S. and around the world.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012

Dr. Elliot Fisher, Director of Population Health and Policy at the Dartmouth Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Elliot Fisher
Dr. Elliot Fisher
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Elliot Fisher, Director of Population Health and Policy at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Fisher talks about his research initiative to study the effectiveness of Accountable Care Organizations, and their ability to improve access to health care, contain costs and yield better outcomes.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012

Dr. Gerard Anderson, Director of the Center for Hospital Finance and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Gerard Anderson
Dr. Gerard Anderson
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Gerard Anderson, Director of the Center for Hospital Finance and Management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Anderson shares his expertise on health care payment reform and living well with chronic disease.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

Dr. BJ Fogg, Director of the Persuasive Technology Lab, Stanford University

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. BJ Fogg
Dr. BJ Fogg
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. BJ Fogg, Director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University, and author of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. Dr. Fogg discusses how computers can change and motivate people and the potential for mobile health technologies to greatly impact health outcomes.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

Dr. Clement Bezold, Chairman of The Institute for Alternative Futures

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Clement Bezold
Dr. Clement Bezold
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with futurist Dr. Clement Bezold, co-founder and Chairman of the Institute for Alternative Futures. Dr. Bezold outlines his report on the future of health care in America, based on long term analysis of the impact of technology, genomics and health care reform.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

FEATURED GUEST:
Gov. John Kitzhaber
Gov. John Kitzhaber
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with physician and Governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber who discusses the state's recent two billion dollar federal grant to deploy a program to reduce Medicaid costs using patient centered homes, community health workers, telemedicine and electronic health records.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012

Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

FEATURED GUEST:
Carolyn Miles
Carolyn Miles
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children. Miles discusses the organization's three year study on global child mortality, focusing on newborns, and the strategies being employed to reduce mortality rates. Miles also discusses technological innovations that are allowing Save the Children to serve over 80 million children living in more than 120 countries, including the US.

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