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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from October through Decembner 2016
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016

Sara Collins, Vice President for 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, VP for Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund which is dedicated to creating a high performance health care system for all Americans. She outlines the dramatic gains in coverage that have occurred since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and the potential losses in coverage and rise in costs to consumers in the wake of 'repeal and replace' of the health care law.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 19,2016

Trump Transition Adviser Michael Leavitt Addresses Future of Affordable Care Act

FEATURED GUEST:
Michael Leavitt
Michael Leavitt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Michael Leavitt, an advisor to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. They discuss anticipated changes in health policy under the new administration including the future of the Affordable Care Act, the role of community health centers, and the need for bipartisan cooperation.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016

Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine

FEATURED GUEST:
Victor Dzau
Victor Dzau
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine (the former Institute of Medicine) a private, non-profit entity dedicated to tackling the nation's complex problems in medicine, technology and science. Dr. Dzau talks about the Academy's shift towards more cooperation between the scientific disciplines to advance evidence-based research that will inform the health care providers and policy makers around the country and the world.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016

Innovations Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove Brings to Trump's Healthcare Transition Team

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 hospital systems in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses the Cleveland Clinic Model of Innovation, their approach to 21st century health care, and Cleveland Clinic's expansion around the globe.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Dr. Anna Lembke author of "Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard To Stop"

FEATURED GUEST:
Anna Lembke
Anna Lembke
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anna Lembke, Chief of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of "Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard To Stop." She examines the dramatic rise in opioid prescriptions and overdoses and the role the health care industry is playing in this crisis.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancelor for Science Policy and Strategy at UC San Francisco

FEATURED GUEST:
Keith Yamamoto
Keith Yamamoto
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy and Executive Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine at UC San Francisco. He discusses strategies for informing the incoming Trump administration - to ensure ongoing support for the nation's biomedical research community, the need to advance precision medicine protocols and goals, and improvements needed to advance medical training and academic research in the 21st century.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Health Policy Challenges President-Elect Trump Must Face

FEATURED GUEST:
Robert Blendon
Robert Blendon
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Blendon, Director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health about health opinions that will challenge the Trump administration in establishing health policy. Dr. Blendon discusses how differing opinions regarding health care will shape the administration's health policy agenda moving forward.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016

Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS

FEATURED GUEST:
Vindel Washington
Vindel Washington
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the agency's program to shift the health care industry from paper to electronic health records. Dr. Washington discusses the agency's strategic plan for advancing those goals and for accelerating the creation of universal standards for health information exchange and the promotion of interoperability.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016

Dr. Neel Shah, Founder of Costs of Care

FEATURED GUEST:
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, starting with medical school.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016

John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks

FEATURED GUEST:
John Wilbanks
John Wilbanks
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks, a non-profit collaborative of network partners seeking to transform biomedical research through the use of openly shared data. Mr. Wilbanks has been advocating for the open science movement as well as for the creation of an infrastructure that will support the free flow of biomedical data to scale up research efforts.

Download a full transcript of this episode (click here).

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016

Paul Sonnier, Founder of the Story of Digital Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Paul Sonnier
Paul Sonnier
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Paul Sonnier, social entrepreneur and creator of The Story of Digital Health, a free online resource for digital health professionals. He is also the founder of the Digital Health Group on LinkedIn which has 50 thousand members worldwide, as well as 30 thousand Twitter followers, providing a platform for information sharing among digital health advocates.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016

Dr. David Shulkin, Chief Executive of the Veterans Health Administration

FEATURED GUEST:
David Shulkin
David Shulkin
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shulkin was selected to transform the largest health system in the country, serving the health needs of some 9 million veterans in all 50 states.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016

Dr. Charles Jaffe, CEO of Health Level Seven, International

FEATURED GUEST:
Charles Jaffe
Charles Jaffe
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Charles Jaffe, CEO of HL7 International, a global network of volunteer coders working to develop interoperability standards for health information technology. Dr. Jaffe discusses the challenges in achieving interoperability, and the need for more aligned policies that will support and incentive a robust health information exchange.

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