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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from October through December 2014
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013

Dr. Ardis Hoven, President of the American Medical Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Ardis Hoven
Dr. Ardis Hoven
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, President of the American Medical Association, the largest and oldest organization in the nation representing medical professionals. Dr. Hoven discusses the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the future of the practice of medicine in this country.

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 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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MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013

Jack Andraka, Intel Science Fair Winner

FEATURED GUEST:
Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with 16 year old Intel Science and Engineering award winner, Jack Andraka. The young scientist, cancer researcher and inventor has won numerous global awards for creating an early detection device for pancreatic cancer.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013

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 Timothy Jost, Attorney and Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Mr. Jost is an expert on health law and the Affordable Care Act and examines challenges with the roll-out of the exchanges, and potential legal threats moving forward.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013

Cathy Schoen, Sr. VP of the Commonwealth Fund

FEATURED GUEST:
Cathy Schoen
Cathy Schoen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Cathy Schoen, Sr. VP of the Commonwealth Fund which is dedicated to promoting a high-performing health care system. Ms. Schoen discusses her recent study comparing the health insurance systems of 11 wealthy nations, including the US, and the varied levels of cost, complexity and health care experience among them.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

H. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO of HIMSS Worldwide

FEATURED GUEST:
H. Stephen Lieber
H. Stephen Lieber
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with H. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, also known as HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on achieving better health with information technology. Mr. Lieber assesses where we are globally in terms of health IT adoption, standards and interoperability and the need for enhanced broadband capabilities to improve the flow of healthcare information.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013

Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear

FEATURED GUEST:
Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear
Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear, the only Southern Governor choosing to both expand Medicaid in his state as well as create an online insurance exchange. He talks about why the exchange, called Kynect, is working so well and discusses the positive impact the Affordable care Act is poised to have on the state's economy as well as its public health.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, Brookings Institution

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Farzad Mostashari
Dr. Farzad Mostashari
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Farzad Mostashari, Visiting Fellow at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, and former National Coordinator for Health IT at the US Department of Health and Human Services. He discusses the roll out of the health care law and the transformative power of the proliferation of health information technology in improving health care delivery.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Steve Spear, MIT Sloane School of Management

FEATURED GUEST:
Steve Spear
Steve Spear
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Steven Spear, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Sloane School of Management at MIT and international expert on applying LEAN systems created by Toyota to improve production output and quality. Dr. Spear addresses the potential LEAN systems have for improving cost containment in health care, while improving outcomes.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013

Dr. Dennis Charney, Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Dennis Charney
Dr. Dennis Charney
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Dennis Charney, Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. Dr. Charney speaks about the major redesign underway to transform their health system and medical training models to include big data analytics, genomics and other new technologies to improve the practice of medicine at Mount Sinai and better prepare the health practitioners of the future.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013

Dr. Ruben Amarasingham, Founder and CEO of PCCI

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Ruben Amarasingham
Dr. Ruben Amarasingham
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ruben Amarasingham, Founder and CEO of PCCI, a non-profit research and development corporation in Dallas, Texas that specializes in real-time predictive and surveillance analytics for health care. Dr. Amarasingham discusses the system he created that is significantly reducing hospital readmissions and the potential for greatly improved health outcomes utilizing real time health data analytics.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013

Jennifer Tolbert, Director of State Health Reform, Kaiser Family Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
Jennifer Tolbert
Jennifer Tolbert
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jennifer Tolbert, Director of State Health Reform at the Kaiser Family Foundation. She breaks down the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on the uninsured population and how it may differ in states across the country.

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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013

Dr. Ardis Hoven, President of the American Medical Association

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Ardis Hoven
Dr. Ardis Hoven
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, President of the American Medical Association, the largest and oldest organization in the nation representing medical professionals. Dr. Hoven discusses the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the future of the practice of medicine in this country.

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

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