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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from January through March 2014
MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

Dr. Gary Puckrein, National Minority Quality Forum

FEATURED GUEST:
Gary Puckrein
Gary Puckrein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum, an organization dedicated to to eliminating the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness for racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations in this country.

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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Joseph Kvedar
Joseph Kvedar
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners Health in Boston. Dr. Kvedar discusses their efforts to streamline telemedicine and connected health protocols utilizing mobile technology, real-time health data monitoring and electronic health records to improve care delivery, outcomes and costs.

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MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO of AHIMA

FEATURED GUEST:
Lynne Thomas Gordon
Lynne Thomas Gordon
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO of the American Health Information Management Association which is the premier association of health information management professionals worldwide. AHIMA is actively engaged in assisting hospitals and medical practices to prepare for the transition to ICD 10 medical coding.

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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Bradley Merrill Thompson, mHealth Regualtory Coalition

FEATURED GUEST:
Bradley Merrill Thompson
Bradley Merrill Thompson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Bradley Merrill Thompson, FDA law expert and General Counsel of the mHealth Regulatory Coalition, the voice of mobile health technology stakeholders in Washington. He addresses recent regulations passed by the Food and Drug Administration that govern the use and development of medical mobile apps aimed at health care consumers as well as the medical profession.

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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, Engleberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Darshak Sanghavi
Dr. Darshak Sanghavi
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margret Flinter speak with Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, Managing Director of the Engleberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Sanghavi discusses their social media campaign to better inform clinicians and the public about changes to the health care industry under the Affordable Care Act. They are partnering with the Kahn Academy, a free online learning service, to produce tutorial videos to explain payment and care delivery reforms underway as a result of the health care law.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Congressman John E. Porter, Chair of Research!America

FEATURED GUEST:
Congressman John E. Porter
Congressman John E. Porter
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margret Flinter speak with former Congressman John E. Porter, a 21 year veteran of the US House of Representatives. He is Chair of Research!America a non-profit organization dedicated to making scientific and medical research a national priority. He talks about threats to funding research in the current political climate, and the impact it will have on future scientific and medical advances.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014

Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, Founder and CEO of Iora Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle
Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, Founder and CEO of Iora Health, a Cambridge-based startup that is seeking to transform primary care delivery. Dr. Fernandopulle speaks about his quest to reinvent all aspects of care delivery by adressing many of the ailments in the current health care system, including payment models, staffing, IT systems and culture.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014

Margaret O'Kane, President of the National Committee on Quality Assurance

FEATURED GUEST:
Margaret O'Kane
Margaret O'Kane
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Margaret O'Kane, co-founder and President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization seeking to improve health care quality through measurement, transparancy and accountability. Named three times as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare, Ms. O'Kane's work has been lauded as pivotal to improving measurable quality improvement in health care.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014

Dr. David Brailer, CEO of Health Evolution Partners

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. David Brailer
Dr. David Brailer
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Brailer, founder and CEO of Health Evolution Partners, a private equity firm that invests in global health innovators. Dr. Brailer was the nation's first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and analyzes the opportunities that lie ahead for Health IT.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014

Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Beverly Malone
Dr. Beverly Malone
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Beverly Malone, Chief Executive Officer of the National League for Nursing which is dedicated to the improvement of nursing education. Dr. Malone is also on the Advisory Committee at the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services and talks about the need for improved access to better nurse training to meet the growing health industry demands, especially in underserved communities.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014

Governor Michael Leavitt

FEATURED GUEST:
Governor Michael Leavitt
Governor Michael Leavitt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Utah Governor Michael Leavitt, who was also Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. Governor Leavitt, founder of the health consulting firm Leavitt Partners, discusses how they are advising state and local governments as well as corporations to navigate the dramatic changes underway in the health care industry.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014

Dr. Robert Pearl, CEO of the Permanente Medical Group

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Robert Pearl
Dr. Robert Pearl
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Pearl, Executive Director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, the largest medical group in the nation. Dr. Pearl discusses their use of pre-paid health care, system-wide electronic medical records and data mining to improve care and contain costs.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014

Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of IOM

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Harvey Fineberg
Dr. Harvey Fineberg
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fineberg discusses the hundreds of research initiatives being undertaken by IOM that are designed to improve health care and public health through policy initiatives that support evidence-based outcomes.

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