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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from October through December 2012
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012

David Gergen, Sr. Political Analyst for CNN

FEATURED GUEST:
David Gergen
David Gergen
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with David Gergen, Sr. Political Analyst for CNN, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School, and former advisor to four presidents. Mr. Gergen addresses the potential outcomes in the ongoing defecit discussion, as well as his views on the strengths and weaknesses of the Affordable Care Act.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012

Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Patricia Mechael
Dr. Patricia Mechael
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance. Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, the mHealth Alliance champions the use of mobile technologies to improve health around the world. Dr. Mechael discusses recent mHealth Summit 2012, and the myriad global health initiatives benefitting from the proliferation of mobile phones throughout the developing world.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Francis Collins
Dr. Francis Collins
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, about the broad scope of research underway at NIH, as well as his previous work leading the team that mapped the human genome, for which he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012

Dan Hawkins, Vice President for Federal, State and Public Affairs, National Association of Community Health Centers

FEATURED GUEST:
Dan Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dan Hawkins, Senior Vice President for Federal, State and Public Affairs at the National Association of Community Health Centers. Mr. Hawkins discusses how community health centers are poised to take on a majority of the newly-insured once the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012

Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Joe Selby
Dr. Joe Selby
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, created by the Affordable Care Act. PCORI has been authorized by Congress to conduct research that will provide patients and their care providers with information about the best available evidence regarding patient outcomes to make informed health decisions.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012

David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York e-Health Collaborative

FEATURED GUEST:
David Whitlinger
David Whitlinger
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York e-Health Collaborative, a consortium of policy makers, providers and health industry leaders working to improve health care for all New Yorkers through integrated health information technology. Mr. Whitlinger talks about innovative policies that are helping to facilitate interoperability of the state’s many electronic health systems and mobile health platforms.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Dr. Basit Chaudry, Lead Research Clinician for Watson, IBM

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Basit Chaudry
Dr. Basit Chaudry
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Basit Chaudry, Lead Research Clinician for Watson, IBM’s natural language computing system made famous by victories on the quiz show Jeopardy! Dr. Chaudry is a national leader in the effort to modernize health care through information technology and talks about IBM’s program to adapt Watson’s super-computing capabilities and language recognition programming to facilitate diagnostics and treatment decisions in health care.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012

Marjorie Godfrey, MS, RN, Co-Director of the Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy

FEATURED GUEST:
Marjorie Godfrey
Marjorie Godfrey
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Marjorie Godfrey, MS, RN, Co-Director of the Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy and the Director of the Microsystem Resource Group. Marjorie is a national and international leader in designing and implementing improvement strategies in the place where patients, families and care teams meet - in the clinical microsystem. She discusses her strategies for improving the work flow in the clinical care environment by empowering nurse leaders and coaches within the health care system.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012

Dr. Molly Coye, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health System

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Molly Coye
Dr. Molly Coye
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Molly Coye, Chief Innovation Officer of the UCLA Health System. Dr. Coye discusses broad reaching transformations underway at UCLA Health that are utilizing innovative technology and team-based medicine to yield better health outcomes for their patient population, while reducing costs within the system.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012

Robert E. Mechanic, Senior Fellow at Heller School, Brandeis University

FEATURED GUEST:
Robert E. Mechanic
Robert E. Mechanic
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Robert E. Mechanic, Senior Fellow at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Mr. Mechanic is the lead author on a report in this month’s Health Affairs that offers the first in-depth analysis of the effectiveness of cost containment measures in the State of Massachusetts since near-universal health coverage was achieved in that state. The report looks at the rise of Accountable Care Organizations and the creation of an independent commission to oversee health care system performance as having a positive impact on cost controls.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012

Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, Health and Human Services

FEATURED GUEST:
Bryan Sivak
Bryan Sivak
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Sivak talks about programs underway at HHS to harness the power of data, technology and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. He discusses numerous programs that have been launched to improve access to health data for researchers, governments and individuals.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012

Dr. Joseph Smith Chief Medical Officer of West Health Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Joseph Smith
Dr. Joseph Smith
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Joseph Smith, Chief Science and Medical Officer of the West Health Institute who discusses the Institute's work to accelerate the development of wireless health technologies to better target solutions to unmet medical needs. Dr. Smith also discusses the Institute's efforts in driving national policies that will spur reform and innovation in health care.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012

Susannah Fox, Pew Internet & American Life Project

FEATURED GUEST:
Susannah Fox
Susannah Fox
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Susannah Fox, Director of Digital Strategy at the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Ms. Fox has been analyzing the intersection of technology and health care for over a decade, focusing on the cultural shifts taking place in health care, specifically in the areas of mobile technology and chronic disease.

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