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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from July through September 2013
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.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

Dr. John Bartlett, The Carter Center Mental Health Project

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. John Bartlett
Dr. John Bartlett
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Bartlett, Senior Project Advisor for the Primary Care Initiative at the Carter Center. Dr. Bartlett discusses the Carter Center's efforts to better facilitate behavioral health and substance abuse treatment in the primary care setting.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

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, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

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, SEPTEMBER 4, 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.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 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.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 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.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 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.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 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.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 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.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 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.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 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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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

Dr. Ashish Jha, Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Ashish Jha
Ashish Jha
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and Special Advisor for Quality and Safety to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jha talks about his research into health care systems that are improving quality while containing costs in this country, and the potential for the Affordable Care Act to help achieve these goals.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

Secretary Dan Glickman, Sr. Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center

FEATURED GUEST:
Dan Glickman
Dan Glickman
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman, now a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Mr. Glickman co-chairs the Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative and discusses the Center's campaign to promote better use of the Farm Bill resources which subsidize farmers as well as those receiving food assistance to more positively impact health costs by targeting drivers of obesity.

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