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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from April through June 2013
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

Ron Pollack, Chairman of the Board of Enroll America

FEATURED GUEST:
Ron Pollack
Ron Pollack
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Ron Pollack, Chairman of the Board of Enroll American and Founder and Executive Director of Families USA, whose mission is to assist all Americans seeking insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Pollack discusses Enroll America's mission to facilitate navigation of the online insurance exchanges as well as help those customers who will benefit from the Medicaid expansion.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, UPenn

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Emanuel served as special advisor for health policy for the Obama Administration assisting in the formulation of the Affordable Care Act and discusses the law's potential impact on population health.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013

Dr. Harold P. Freeman, Founder and CEO of the Patient Navigator Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Harold P. Freeman
Dr. Harold P. Freeman
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Harold P. Freeman, Founder and CEO of the Patient Navigator Institute. Dr. Freeman discusses his pioneering work in the patient navigation movement, which seeks to reduce health disparities by using specially trained patient navigators to assist the underserved population in removing barriers to care.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013

Patrick Miller, Founder of the APCD Council

FEATURED GUEST:
Patrick Miller
Patrick Miller
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Patrick Miller, MPH, founder of the All Payer Claims Database Council at the University of New Hampshire's Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Mr. Miller discusses the APCD Council's focus on improving the development and deployment of state-run claims databases which provide health information that can be used improve access to quality healthcare while reducing the costs.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH

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, MAY 22, 2013

Waco Hoover, CEO of the Institute for Health Technology Transformation

FEATURED GUEST:
Waco Hoover
Waco Hoover
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Waco Hoover, co-founder and CEO of the Institute for Health Technology Transformation. They discuss the Institute's recent report, "Analytics: The Nervous System of IT Enabled Health Care" which explores the impact big data analytics is having on health care delivery, outcomes and costs.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Carolyn Clancy
Dr. Carolyn Clancy
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Clancy discusses AHRQ's recent report: Making Health Care Safer II - which offers evidence-based analysis of a number of patient safety practice recommendations intended to improve patient safety and reduce costly and deadly errors in health care.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

Dr. Roni Zeiger, CEO of Smart Patients

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Roni Zeiger
Dr. Roni Zeiger
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Roni Zeiger, CEO of Smart Patients, a clinical trials search engine and online community for cancer patients, their caregivers and clinicians to share information about best practices in cancer treatment.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

Dr. Kenneth Mandl, Director of the Intelligent Health Lab, Boston Children's Hospital

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Kenneth Mandl
Dr. Kenneth Mandl
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Kenneth Mandle, Director of the Intelligent Health Lab at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Mandl is a pioneer in consumer information technologies and biosurveillance, creating platforms for sharing big health data as well as assisting the Department of Health and Human Services in developing an app store for health care innovators.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

Chaquita Brooks-LaSure, Deputy Director of Insurance Oversight at HHS

FEATURED GUEST:
Chaquita Brooks-LaSure
Chaquita Brooks-LaSure
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Deputy Director for Policy and Regulation at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Department of Health and Human Services. They discuss plans underway at HHS to facilitate access to the newly created health Insurance Exchanges, the online insurance marketplaces for Americans to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

Steven Brill, Author of "Bitter Pill: Why Health Care Costs Are Killing Us"

FEATURED GUEST:
Steven Brill
Steven Brill
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with entrepreneur and investigative journalist Steven Brill, author of the recent TIME Magazine expose on health care pricing, "Bitter Pill: Why Health Care Costs Are Killing Us". Mr Brill, founder of the Yale Journalism Initiative as well as Court TV, explores the root causes of inflated health care prices Americans are forced to bear, how the Affordable Care Act will play a role, and what might be done to bring those costs down.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer, Founder and President of Primary Care Progress

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer
Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer, Founder and President of Primary Care Progress, a grassroots advocacy organization launched at Harvard to promote better training and support for the primary care workforce pipeline. Dr. Morris-Singer discusses how the organization has grown to over 25 chapters across the country - committed to improving the training and work environment for all primary care clinicians.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Christopher Murray
Dr. Christopher Murray
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Chris Murray, Co-Founder of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Dr. Murray discusses his ground-breaking report, The Global Burden of Disease 2010, a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of global deaths and disability due to diseases, injuries and risk factors by age, sex and geography.

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