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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from July through September 2016
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Drew Altman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

FEATURED GUEST:
Drew Altman
Drew Altman
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Drew Altman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. An innovator in the world of foundations and leading expert on national health policy, Dr. Altman discusses the Foundation's dedication to tracking America's views on health and health policy through its non-partisan polling and publishing entities, and discusses the current mood of American voters on health policy heading into the Presidential election.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Dr. John Ioannidis, Co-Director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center, Stanford

FEATURED GUEST:
John Ioannidis
John Ioannidis
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Ioannidis, Professor in Disease Prevention at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford, where his team is working on developing improved evidence based research protocols across multiple scientific and medical disciplines.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Dr. Vikas Saini, President of the Lown Institute

FEATURED GUEST:
Vikas Saini
Vikas Saini
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Vikas Saini, cardiologist and President of the Lown Institute, which is dedicated to improving the health care system. They discuss the Institute's mission of doing "more for patients, by doing less" as well as the Right Care Alliance initiative which seeks to promote the elimination of waste in the health care system.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

Dr. Martin Makary, Patient Safety Advocate and Surgeon at Johns Hopkins

FEATURED GUEST:
Marty Makary
Marty Makary
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Martin Makary, chief of pancreatic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and internationally recognized patient safety expert. Dr. Makary discusses his recent study indicating medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country, the need for better patient safety metrics, as well as a "transparency revolution" in health care.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016

Dr. Benjamin Sommers, Harvard School of Public Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Benjamin Somers
Benjamin Somers
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Benjamin Sommers, health economist, physician and professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Sommers discusses his ongoing research on the impact of increased health coverage under the Affordable Care Act which has fostered improved access to care for 20 million newly insured Americans, as well as the need for modifications to the ACA to expand that access and improve efforts to contain costs of care.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016

Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program

FEATURED GUEST:
Garen Wintemute
Garen Wintemute
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Wintemute is an ER physician and renowned researcher on the causes of gun violence, the impact on public health and the policies required to stem the gun violence epidemic.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

FEATURED GUEST:
Rosa DeLauro
Rosa DeLauro
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, ranking member on the Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Representative DeLauro discusses the opioid crisis, lead poisoning, lack of funding for research, as well as her efforts to create a permanent health emergency fund to be ready to confront emerging disease outbreaks like Ebola and the Zika Virus.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016

Scott A. Wolfe, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Community Health Centers

FEATURED GUEST:
Scott Wolfe
Scott Wolfe
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Scott A. Wolfe, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and Acting Coordinator of the International Federation of Community Health Centres. Mr. Wolfe discusses inherent differences between the American and Canadian health systems, as well as the growth of the community health center model of care in Canada as well as around the world.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016

Daniel Dawes, Health Law Attorney and Author of 150 Years of Obamacare

FEATURED GUEST:
Daniel Dawes
Daniel Dawes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Daniel Dawes, health law attorney, Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine, and author of 150 Years of Obamacare. In his book, Mr. Dawes places the Affordable Care Act within the larger context of health reform and discusses the myriad measures in the law that promote health equity.

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Explorys

FEATURED GUEST:
Anil Jain
Anil Jain
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder, Senior VP and Medical Director of Explorys, a cloud-based health data storage and data analytics platform recently acquired by IBM to help form the Watson Health Division. Dr. Jain discusses the platform he developed while at Cleveland Clinic, designed to drive quality and research through better use of information from electronic health records, and how Watson Health will use this system to scale up medical research and discovery.

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Apple

FEATURED GUEST:
Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Apple. Mr. Williams is in charge of the tech giant's entire distribution chain and is overseeing Apple's foray into health care with the development of the Apple Watch, Apple HealthKit and ResearchKit, which are aimed at simplifying health and medical research by leveraging participation from Apple's 700 million users around the globe.

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

Larry Smarr, Director California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

FEATURED GUEST:
Larry Smarr
Larry Smarr
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Larry Smarr, Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. A physicist and computer scientist, Dr. Smarr discusses his pioneering research in the "quantified self" movement, outlining efforts to quantify all of his genomic and biomedical information to discover new ways to predict and prevent human disease.

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016

Raj Chetty, PhD, Professor of Public Economics at Stanford University

FEATURED GUEST:
Raj Chetty
Raj Chetty
This week, Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Raj Chetty, PhD, MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Public Economics at Stanford University, who's much-lauded research focuses on the impact of zip code on health and economic outcomes. Dr Chetty is lead author on a recent study confirming the widening gap in life expectancy between the poor and the wealthy.

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