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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from April through June 2016
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Dr. Robert Zarr, ParkRx Advisor, National Park Service

FEATURED GUEST:
Robert Zarr
Robert Zarr
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Zarr, pediatrician at Unity Health in Washington, DC and founder of the ParkRx movement, which seeks to help patients achieve optimal health by prescribing the use local park spaces. Dr. Zarr discusses the science behind the movement and the development of a national data base for clinicians around the country to prescribe park time for improved mental health, physical wellbeing and reduced obesity rates among their patients.

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt, Senior Health Director, International Rescue Committee

FEATURED GUEST:
Emmanuel d'Harcourt
Emmanuel d'Harcourt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt, Senior Health Director at the International Rescue Committee, an international aid organization dedicated to mitigating the plight of the world's 60 million refugees. Dr. d'Harcourt discusses the challenges of coordinating care among the world's NGOs and the World Health Organization and the need to build a more integrated aid infrastructure.

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MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016

Lynn Quincy, Director of Health Care Value Hub, Consumers Union

FEATURED GUEST:
Lynn Quincy
Lynn Quincy
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lynn Quincy, Director of the Health Care Value Hub at Consumers Union, which seeks to assist consumers in obtaining the best information on drug and health care pricing, consumer-friendly insurance plans and health outcomes data. Ms. Quincy discusses the benefits of increased coverage for millions of Americans under the ACA, as well as the need for a national effort to contain health care costs, and curb the alarming trend of medical errors causing harm.

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MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016

Harpreet Sood, Sr. Fellow to CEO of NHS England

FEATURED GUEST:
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, MAY 30, 2016

Dr. Toby Cosgrove - President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic

FEATURED GUEST:
Toby Cosgrove
Toby Cosgrove
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top ranked health institutions in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses Cleveland Clinic's model of patient centered care as well as its innovation hub, which provides a framework for bringing clinical inventions into the marketplace to transform health care.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America

FEATURED GUEST:
Paul Gionfriddo
Paul Gionfriddo
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America, the nation's oldest organization dedicated to advancing access to mental services for all Americans. He discusses the need to change the nation's response to mental illness from a public safety to a public health approach.

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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016

Dr. Lisa Simpson, President and CEO of Academy Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Lisa Simpson
Lisa Simpson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Lisa Simpson, President and CEO of Academy Health, a non-partisan, non-profit research entity dedicated to improving health and health systems, and informing policy through better use of data. They discuss the research focus at Academy Health as well as their recent sponsorship of Health Datapalooza, an annual gathering of health industry researchers and activists seeking to "liberate" siloed health data to accelerate the pace of research.

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016

Dan Munro, Author of Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America's Biggest Gamble

FEATURED GUEST:
Dan Munro
Dan Munro
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health industry analyst and writer, Dan Munro, author of the newly-released "Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America's Biggest Gamble". They discuss the nation's 3.4 trillion dollar a year health care system, what's behind these costs, and what might be done to correct it.

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MONDAY, MAY 2,2016

Dr. Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality and Chief Medical Officer at CMS

FEATURED GUEST:
Patrick Conway
Patrick Conway
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Conway is spearheading the agency's efforts to transform American health care from fee-for-service to value based care, and discusses the alternative care delivery and payment models aimed at achieving that goal.

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MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

Eric Dishman, Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative at the National Institutes of Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Dishman
Eric Dishman
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Eric Dishman, newly appointed Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program at the National Institutes of Health which seeks to galvanize a million American volunteers to offer their electronic health information to be coalesced in a national data base that will advance research in the discovery of disease cures and prevention.

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

Deven McGraw, Deputy Director at HHS, Office For Civil Rights

FEATURED GUEST:
Deven McGraw
Deven McGraw
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Deven McGraw, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, where she oversees compliance with HIPPA regulations governing portability of patient data, patient privacy concerns and the growing threat of health data breaches.

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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

Genevieve Kenney, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Genevieve Kenney
Genevieve Kenney
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Genevieve Kenney, Co-Director of the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute.She discusses their long standing research on the lack of health insurance coverage for those living near the poverty line, and the impact of Medicaid expansion for children and adults.

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MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016

Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore

FEATURED GUEST:
Leana Wen
Leana Wen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore. Dr. Wen, an emergency room physician and author of When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests discusses her innovative approaches to tackling Baltimore's most pressing public health issues such as poverty, violent crime and the opioid crisis.

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