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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from April through June 2010
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010

Congresswoman Lois Capps, U.S. Representative of California and founder of the House Nursing Caucus, discusses her commitment to quality health care for all.

FEATURED GUEST:
Rep. Lois Capps
Rep. Lois Capps
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with Congresswoman Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, founder and co-chair of the House Nursing Caucus. Congresswoman Capps is a former nurse, public health advocate and since being elected to Congress in 1998, she has made it her legislative priority to help underserved populations gain access to quality health care.

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

For more on Rep. Lois Capps:
http://capps.house.gov/
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America!, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national research program and network to prevent obesity among Latino youth.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Amelie Ramirez
Dr. Amelie Ramirez
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the impact of obesity for Latino youth. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America!, about building the evidence base to learn what the most effective strategies are to address the epidemic.

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

For more on Dr. Amelie Ramirez:
http://www.salud-america.org/
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010

Dr. Paul Grundy, IBM’s global director of health care and founder of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Paul Grundy
Dr. Paul Grundy
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on corporations striving for better value in purchasing health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Paul Grundy, IBM’s global director of health care and founder of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, about providing patient-centered primary care as a standard of care not only for large corporations, but for communities small and large.

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

For more on Dr. Paul Grundy:
http://www.pcpcc.net/content/paul-grundy
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

Dr. Howard Adelman, co-director of the national School Mental Health Project, a strategy to bring behavioral health services to schools.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Howard Adelman
Dr. Howard Adelman
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on behavioral health in our nation’s schools. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Howard Adelman, co-director of the School Mental Health Project in California and its federally supported National Center for Mental Health in Schools, a strategy to bring behavioral health services to schools.

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

For more on Dr. Howard Adelman:
http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/
http://www.psych.ucla.edu/faculty/faculty_page?id=20&area=2
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010

Dr. Brent James, chief quality officer at Intermountain Healthcare, discusses his groundbreaking approach to clinical quality improvement.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Brent James
Dr. Brent James
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on the work of one healthcare system in Utah and Idaho that has successfully put into practice the idea that higher quality drives down costs. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Brent James, the man who has led Intermountain into a model system of quality and efficiency in care through a measured clinical outcomes approach.

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

For more on Dr. Brent James:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/magazine/08Healthcare-t.html?_r=1
http://intermountainhealthcare.org/Pages/home.aspx
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010

Mildred Thompson, deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity, discusses childhood obesity and the campaign to fight it.

FEATURED GUEST:
Mildred Thompson
Mildred Thompson
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the crucial topic of childhood obesity. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mildred Thompson, deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity, about fostering a healthy environment to reverse this trend and the challenges and goals that go with it.

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

For more on Mildred Thompson:
http://www.reversechildhoodobesity.org/content/leadership
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010

Mark Bertolini, president of Aetna, on the insurance industry’s response to health-care reform.

FEATURED GUEST:
Mark Bertolini
Mark Bertolini
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the health insurance industry. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mark Bertolini, president of Aetna, on the new era for the health insurance industry following national health reform.

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

For more on Mark Bertolini:
http://www.aetna.com/news/bios/bertolini.html
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010

Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado on leading health-care reform at the state level.

FEATURED GUEST:
Gov. Bill Ritter
Gov. Bill Ritter
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on states that can serve as models for health-care reform implementation. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Gov. Bill Ritter about his state’s efforts over the past four years to extend coverage and contain cost—and how federal health reform aligns with these efforts.

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

For more on Gov. Bill Ritter:
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/GovRitter/GOVR/1177024890365
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010

Rebecca Patton, president of the American Nurses Association, on the critical role of nursing in meeting the challenge of healthcare access and transformation.

FEATURED GUEST:
Rebecca Patton
Rebecca Patton
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week—National Nurses Week—on the role nursing played in health reform, and the challenges ahead. ANA President Rebecca Patton speaks with Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter about the opportunities for nursing and the country to achieve the goals of the health reform legislation.

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

For more on Rebecca Patton:
http://www.nursingworld.org/FunctionalMenuCategories/AboutANA/WhoWeAre/
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

A futurist perspective on health care with Dr. Ed O’Neil, Director of the Center for the Health Professions, and Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Ed O'Neil
Dr. Ed O'Neil
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on the future of health care in the context of national reform. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ed O’Neil, Director of the Center for the Health Professions, and Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, about leading the way forward.

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

For more on Dr. Ed O'Neil:
http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/Public/Center-Research/mini-profile.aspx?asuid=4833&pid=101
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010

Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients, discusses her unique perspective on health care and immigration.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Danielle Ofri
Dr. Danielle Ofri
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on an important and timely topic in health care: providing immigrants with access to quality health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, and author of the new book Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients.

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

For more on Dr. Danielle Ofri:
http://danielleofri.com/
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

Stuart Altman, a leading health-care economist, on meeting the future demands under health-care reform.

FEATURED GUEST:
Stuart Altman
Stuart Altman
Conversations on Health Care® turns its’ focus to the future challenges now that reform has passed. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Stuart Altman, a leading health-care economist and professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, about the potential for reform to deliver on its’ goals.

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

For more on Stuart Altman:
http://heller.brandeis.edu/facguide/person.html?emplid
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010

Dr. Cecil Wilson, president-elect of the American Medical Association, on the impact of health reform on health care, medicine and society.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Cecil Wilson
Dr. Cecil Wilson
Conversations on Health Care® speaks with the president-elect of the American Medical Association. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk to Dr. Cecil Wilson about why the AMA supported this health reform legislation, and what it will do to improve health care for both patients and their providers.

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

For more on Dr. Cecil Wilson:
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news/news/wilson-president-elect.shtml
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