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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from October through Decembner 2015
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015

Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum

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Christine Cassel
Christine Cassel
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving health and health care through developing better health quality measures and data-sharing.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015

Kevin Robert Frost, CEO of amfAR

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Kevin Robert Frost
Kevin Robert Frost
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Robert Frost, CEO of amfAR, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting research on a cure for HIV/AIDS. Mr. Frost discusses the organization's 30 year quest to confront the AIDS epidemic, as well as their support for promising research that has paved the way for the treatments and protocols currently in use today which are helping contain HIV/AIDS in the US and around the globe.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 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, DECEMBER 7, 2015

Stuart Altman, Ph.D, Heller School of Public Policy, Brandeis University

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Stuart Altman
Stuart Altman
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Stuart Altman, PhD, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Dr. Altman is an expert on universal health coverage and discusses his recent work as Chair of the IOM Committee assessing progress on recommendations made in the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on The Future of Nursing, which advocates for a stronger role for nurses in the expanding health care system.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015

Dr. Neel Shah, Founder of Costs of Care

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Neel Shah
Neel Shah
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Neel Shah, Asst. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and Founder of Costs of Care, a global NGO dedicated to helping delivery systems provide better care at lower costs. He's also the co-author of "Understanding Value Based Care" which seeks to promote cost awareness in the medical profession.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Chris Trimble, Author of How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time

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Chris Trimble
Chris Trimble
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Chris Trimble, organizational innovation expert from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and author of How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time. Mr. Trimble addresses the need for innovation strategies that must be deployed in this era of rapid transformation within the health care industry.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Dr. Harpreet Sood, Sr. Fellow to CEO of NHS England

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Harpreet Sood
Harpreet Sood
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr.Harpreet Sood, Sr. Fellow to the CEO of the National Health Service of England. Dr. Sood addresses the strengths of the health systems of both the UK and the US, and discusses innovations in care delivery and public health initiatives that are poised to transform the quality of care in both countries.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Gary Cohen, Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm

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Gary Cohen
Gary Cohen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Gary Cohen, 2015 MacArthur Fellow and Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm. His work is focused on motivating the health care industry "do no harm" by reducing the use of toxic materials and fossil fuels to positively impact climate change.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015

Dr. Daniel Sands, Co-Founder of the Society For Participatory Medicine

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Daniel Sands
Daniel Sands
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Daniel Sands, co-founder of the Society for Participatory medicine which seeks to advance the patient/provider experience through better health IT. Dr. Sands is one of the early developers of secure e-mail systems and patient portals for clinicians as well as patients, and advocates for transformation of the health care system through better integration of health IT.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015

Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov

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Kevin Counihan
Kevin Counihan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov, the online Federal health insurance marketplace. Mr. Counihan discusses changes to the online portal aimed at making the shopping experience more user-friendly, additional consumer protections for those purchasing insurance online, as well as goals for helping more uninsured Americans to gain coverage.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

Raymond Hurd, Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Raymond Hurd
Raymond Hurd
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Raymond Hurd, Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Medicare Open Enrollment period. He discusses the expanded number of plans available to seniors and also warns of the threat of fraud and scams that impact the Medicare population.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015

Dr. Mollyann Brodie, Executive Director of Public Opinion Research, Kaiser Family Foundation

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Mollyann Brodie
Mollyann Brodie
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mollyann Brodie, Sr. Vice President of Executive Operations and Executive Director of Public Opinion Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she oversees the non-profit's public polling efforts. Dr. Brodie conducts the Foundation's monthly tracking poll which charts the mood of the nation on a variety of health policies and provides unbiased polling data for policy makers.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association

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Georges Benjamin
Georges Benjamin
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association on the need to support federal polices that serve to protect population health in the communities where people live.

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