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Archived shows from January through March 2015
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015

Dr. Robert Wachter, Author of the "The Digital Doctor"

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Robert Wachter
Robert Wachter
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Wachter, Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at U.C. San Francisco. He is considered the founder of the "hospitalist" movement and is author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age which examines the challenges being experienced in the rapid transition to digital medicine.

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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015

Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, Founder and President of The Civic Engine

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Rajiv Bhatia
Rajiv Bhatia
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, Founder of The Civic Engine which assists civic leaders in strengthening the economic drivers of health in communities. The long-time Director of Occupational and Environmental Health for San Francisco, Dr. Bhatia developed innovative Health Impact Assessment tools to improve health throughout all sectors of the city focusing on open data sharing and transparency.

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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015

Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. Vice President at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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John Lumpkin
John Lumpkin
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. VP and Director of Targeted Teams at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Lumpkin runs the RWJF project targeting childhood obesity and talks about the myriad strategies aimed reducing the obesity epidemic among the nation's children.

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MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015

Henry J. Aaron, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

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Henry J. Aaron
Henry J. Aaron
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Henry J. Aaron, the Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He analyzes the case before the Supreme Court, King versus Burwell, which challenges the legality of the tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, and the potential impact of the High Court's decision.

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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015

Yulun Wang, President of the American Telemedicine Association

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Yulun Wang
Yulun Wang
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Yulun Wang, Ph.D, President of the American Telemedicine Association, dedicated to the full integration of telemedicine within the health care system. An engineer with over 50 patents to his name, Dr. Wang is also Chairman and CEO of InTouch Health, a global leader in telehealth technologies

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Dean of the Mayo Medical School at the Mayo Clinic

FEATURED GUEST:
Sherine Gabriel
Sherine Gabriel
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Dean of the Mayo Medical school at the prestigous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as a new medical school to be opened in Arizona. Dr. Gabriel talks about shifting their patient-centered medical training to incorporate 21st century needs including genomics, social determinents of health and prevention.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

John Nosta, President of Nostalab

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John Nosta
John Nosta
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with John Nosta, founder and president of Nostalab, a digital health think tank. Mr. Nosta, is also a member of the Google Health Advisory Board and looks at the coming digital health trends, nanotechnology and genomics that are going to transform health outcomes of the future.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015

Adriel Bettelheim, Managing Editor at CQ Roll Call

FEATURED GUEST:
Adriel Bettelheim
Adriel Bettelheim
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Adriel Bettelheim, Managing Editor for Health at CQ Roll Call/Economist which boasts the largest press corps on Capitol Hill. Mr. Bettelheim discusses the legislative landscape impacting the Affordable Care Act as well as the emerging payment reforms aimed at reducing health care spending

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015

Sara Collins, Vice President of Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund

FEATURED GUEST:
Sara Collins
Sara Collins
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sara Collins, PhD, Vice President of Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund, a non-partisan foundation dedicated to promoting a high-functioning health care system. Dr. Collins discusses the Fund's recent report showing a marked improvement in the reduction of the uninsured in America since the first open enrollment and the increased utilization of health care among the previously uninsured.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015

Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Topol
Eric Topol
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with cardiologist, genomics and telemedicine expert Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. They discuss his latest book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is In Your Hands, in which he predicts the "medicalization of the smart phone" is poised to truly democratize medicine by putting the power of diagnostics and monitoring in the patient's own hands.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015

Steven Brill, Author of "America's Bitter Pill"

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Steven Brill
Steven Brill
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with attorney and author Steven Brill, whose latest book examines the creation of the Affordable Care Act. America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Health Care System examines the influence of the powerful health care lobby in blocking meaningful cost containment measures in the health care law.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015

Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton Health Economist

FEATURED GUEST:
Uwe Reinhardt
Uwe Reinhardt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned Princeton Health Economist Dr. Uwe Reinhardt about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act which he says is doing what it was intended to do; expand coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Dr. Reinhardt discusses the inherent challenges in creating sustainable health reform due to the vast complexities of the American health system and warns we are heading towards a 3-tier health system in this country.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015

Esther Dyson, Founder of HICCup

FEATURED GUEST:
Esther Dyson
Esther Dyson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with angel investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, cosmonaut and founder of numerous tech enterprises including her latest venture, HICCup.co. Dyson, who is known as one of the most influential women in the tech industry has since turned her attention to improving "health, not health care", and discusses HICCup's 5-year, 5-city competition called "The Way To Wellville" in which cities compete to improve overall population health.

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For more on Esther Dyson:
http://hiccup.co/
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