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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from April through June 2015
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015

Bill Hoagland, Sr. VP of the Bipartisan Policy Center

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Bill Hoagland
Bill Hoagland
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Bill Hoagland, Senior Vice President of the Bipartisan Policy Center where he manages health policy initiatives. Mr. Hoagland, a long time Budget and Appropriations Director in the US Senate, analyzes the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and what it means for health reform moving forward.

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MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015

Dr Kenneth Brigham, Co-Founder of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute

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Kenneth Brigham
Kenneth Brigham
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Kenneth Brigham, Professor Emeritus at Emory University and Co-Founder of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute which is seeking to develop innovative predictive health models that will shift the health care of the future to focusing on optimizing good health rather than treating disease.

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MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

Dr. C. Michael Gibson, Founder and Chairman of the WikiDoc Foundation

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C. Michael Gibson
C. Michael Gibson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. C. Michael Gibson, interventional cardiologist and Founder and Chairman of the Board of the WikiDoc Foundation, the world's largest open source texbook of medicine designed to make medical knowledge free and accessible to all.

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MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015

Jim Daley, ICD10 Expert and Immediate Past President of WEDI

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Jim Daley
Jim Daley
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jim Daley, Immediate Past Chair of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange or WEDI, a leading authority on the use of health IT to improve health care delivery and efficiency created by the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Daley discusses the industry challenges of switching to ICD 10 coding for health billing, and why the switch is so vital to improving outcomes.

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MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015

Dr. William Dietz, Director, Sumner M. Redstone Center for Prevention and Wellness at GWU

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William Dietz
William Dietz
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. William Dietz, Director of the Sumner M. Redstone Center for Prevention and Wellness at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Dietz is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, prevention and obesity. He talks about the threat to health and the economy posed by the obesity epidemic and efforts to combat the problem.

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MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015

Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group

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Leah Binder
Leah Binder
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Leah Binder, Chief Executive Officer of the Leapfrog Group, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving safety in the hospital setting. She discusses the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Hospital Safety Score which coalesce patient safety data to rank hospitals for quality and safety across the country.

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MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

Margaret Anderson, Executive Director of FasterCures

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Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Margaret Anderson, Executive Director of FasterCures, an action tank dedicated to saving lives by speeding up and improving the medical research systems. They discuss the ongoing threat to NIH research due to funding reductions, but also the game changing potential of new technologies and increased patient engagement to advance biomedical research.

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MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President and CEO of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

FEATURED GUEST:
Jeffrey Borenstein
Jeffrey Borenstein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President and CEO of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the journal of the American Psychiatric Association. He discusses their recent publication, "Understsanding Mental Disorders" which is a layperson's guide to diagnoses listed in the DSM-5.

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MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015

Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

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Carolyn Miles
Carolyn Miles
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, an independent non-profit organization meeting the basic health, education and nutritional needs of over 140 million children worldwide. Ms. Miles discusses the myriad humanitarian crises the world's children are currently facing in war zones, refugee camps and infectious disease outbreaks.

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MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System

FEATURED GUEST:
Glenn Steele
Glenn Steele
This week, Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, a physician-led, integrated health system serving 2.8 million patients across 44 counties. Dr. Steele discusses Geisinger's integrated health services organization lauded for its innovative care delivery models and cost containment strategies that have yielded better outcomes and high-value care.

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

Dr. Kyu Rhee, Vice President of Integrated Health Services at IBM

FEATURED GUEST:
Kyu Rhee
Kyu Rhee
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Kyu Rhee, IBM's Vice President of Integrated Health Services and medical adviser to Watson, IBM's cognitive computing system which has been adapted for health care. Dr. Rhee discusses Watson's ability to cognitively adapt to new information and the new partnerships formed with Apple, Johnson and Johnson and others to scale up the aggregation and analysis of health data.

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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015

Dr. Larry Chu, Founder and Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X

FEATURED GUEST:
Larry Chu
Larry Chu
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Larry Chu, anesthesiologist and Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine where is also Founder and Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, a yearly conference created to bring providers, patient groups and designers together to catalyze the development of patient-centered health technologies.

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MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University

FEATURED GUEST:
Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, global health thought leader, Professor of Economics and Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Dr. Sachs discusses his work advising the United Nations on the Millennium Development Goals and his new book, The Age of Sustainable Development which looks at the need for a global commitment to ending the causes of poor health around the world.

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