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Archived shows from October through December 2014
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014

Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs

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Alan Weil
Alan Weil
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and health policy. Mr. Weil discusses the vital role the publication must play as a non-partisan, peer-reviewed journal in the ongoing health care debate and how its presence is poised to expand in the new media marketplace.

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For more on Alan Weil:
http://healthaffairs.org/
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014

Dr. Deane Marchbein: MD, President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders

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Dr. Deane Marchbein
Dr. Deane Marchbein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Deane Marchbein, MD, Anesthesiologist and President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders, an organization formed to offer care to millions of patients in over 60 war torn or impoverished countries.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014

Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, Milken School of Public Health at George Washington University

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Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan
Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, Pediatrician and Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the Milken School of Public Health at George Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Mullan discusses a recent Institute of Medicine report which outlines the need for rethinking 21st century graduate medical education to better reflect shifting health care landscape.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014

Dr. Tejal Gandhi, CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
Tejal Gandhi
Tejal Gandhi
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tejal Gandhi, President and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF. They are dedicated to eliminating medical mistakes and patient harm in the health care system, as well as creating a safe environment for health care workers.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014

Dr. Eric Viire, Medical Director, XPrize Competition

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Viire
Eric Viire
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Eric Viire, Medical and Technical Director of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Competition and the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE which seeks to put the future of health care in the palm of your hands. Dr. Viire discusses the competition finalists utilizing technological advances that are making it possible to develop hand held diagnostic sensors capable of identifying numerous conditions in one device.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Dr. Benjamin Sommers, Harvard School of Public Health

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Benjamin Sommers
Benjamin Sommers
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Benjamin Sommers, Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sommers is an expert on the impact of universal health coverage and Medicaid expansion as well as their impact on improved outcomes, reduced mortality and public health.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Dr. Peter Basch, Medical Director of Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy, MedStar Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Peter Basch
Peter Basch
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Peter Basch, Medical Director of EHR and Health IT Policy at MedStar Heath and Visiting Scholar at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution. They discuss the challenges practices are facing adhereing to ONC's Meaningful Use requirements with health IT adoption.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Dr. Marci Nielsen, CEO of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

FEATURED GUEST:
Marci Nielsen
Marci Nielsen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Marci Nielsen, Chief Exectutive Officer of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a consortium of over a thousand stakeholders across the health care industry dedicated to promoting the comprehensive care provided in Patient Centered Medical Homes to improve primary care delivery.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014

Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FEATURED GUEST:
Arjun Srinivasan
Arjun Srinivasan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Infectious Disease specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Srinivasan discusses the CDC's latest protocols for medical professionals dealing with Ebola, and the greater threat of the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital settings.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014

Dr. Martin Kohn, Chief Scientific Officer of Jointly Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Martin Kohn
Martin Kohn
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Martin Kohn, Chief Medical Scientist for Jointly Health, and recent Chief Medical Scientist at IBM Research, which oversaw the development of the supercomputer Watson for Healthcare. Dr. Kohn discusses the promise for the transformation of health care through the growth of Patient Centered Medical Homes as well as developing new platforms which utilize big data from multiple sources to improve health outcomes.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, National Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars

FEATURED GUEST:
Jacquelyn Campbell
Jacquelyn Campbell
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars. She discusses the Danger Assessment and Lethality tools she developed to assist clinicians, patients and law enforcement dealing with domestic violence issues.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014

Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Green
Eric Green
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, the world's largest organization dedicated solely to genomics research. Dr. Green was on the team that mapped the human genome and talks about new initiatives at NIH to create better platforms for storing and sharing big data in this new era of scientific research.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014

Janet Marchibroba, Executive Director of CEO Council on Health and Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center

FEATURED GUEST:
Janet Marchibroba
Janet Marchibroba
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Janet Marchibroda, Executive Director of the CEO Council on Health and Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center. The Council, comprised of 9 CEO's from some of the country's largest employers, just released a report: Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America's Business Leaders which lays out recommended actions for business leaders to assist in containing health care costs and improving outcomes.

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