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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from October through December 2010
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010

Maureen Bisognano, president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

FEATURED GUEST:
Maureen Bisognano
Maureen Bisognano
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Maureen Bisognano, president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, about advancing patient safety and quality while improving value and controlling cost.

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

For more on Maureen Bisognano:
http://www.ihi.org/ihi
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010

Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr.  Howard Koh
Dr. Howard Koh
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Howard Koh, HHS assistant secretary, physician and former commissioner of public health for the state of Massachusetts, about the power of public health in preventing disease and promoting health, and how the health reform bill supports these efforts.

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

For more on Dr. Howard Koh:
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/leadership/ash.html
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010

John O’Brien, senior adviser in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

FEATURED GUEST:
John O'Brien
John O'Brien
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on advancing the quality and availability of behavioral health and substance abuse services. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with John O’Brien from SAMHSA, an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services, that’s working to improve this area of health care in the context of health reform.

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

For more on John O'Brien:
http://www.samhsa.gov/
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010

Dr. David Mayer, associate dean for the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and co-executive director for UIC’s Institute for Patient Safety Excellence.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. David Mayer
Dr. David Mayer
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the growing movement of transparency in health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Mayer, head of the University of Chicago’s Institute for Patient Safety Excellence, about advancing a culture of safety and transparency in medicine for the benefit of patients and providers.

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

For more on Dr. David Mayer:
http://www.medicine.uic.edu/research/current_highlights/safety/
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010

Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, current president of the University of Miami and chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine.

FEATURED GUEST:
Donna Shalala
Donna Shalala
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the future of nursing in advancing health. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala about the Institute of Medicine’s report in light of national health reform.

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

For more on Donna Shalala:
http://www.thefutureofnursing.org/home
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010

Senator Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader and author of Getting it Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Healthcare Reform.

FEATURED GUEST:
Sen.  Tom  Daschle
Sen. Tom Daschle
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Senator Tom Daschle about the Obama administration's goals for health care, the public's response to healthcare reform and the likely path forward to implementation. Senator Daschle's new book is called Getting it Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Healthcare Reform.

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

For more on Sen. Tom Daschle:
http://us.macmillan.com/gettingitdone
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010

Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer, president and founder of Primary Care Progress.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer
Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on promoting and transforming primary care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer, president of Primary Care Progress, a grassroots organization founded at Harvard Medical School that’s working to engage clinicians, trainees and students in their local primary healthcare communities.

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

For more on Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer:
http://primarycareprogress.org/
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2010

Rosemary Gibson, author of The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do to Prevent It.

FEATURED GUEST:
Rosemary Gibson
Rosemary Gibson
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on patient safety. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Rosemary Gibson, nationally known for her work in patient safety, communications and healthcare quality. Her latest book, The Treatment Trap, focuses on the overuse of medical care and what can be done to reduce it.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010

Dr. Mark Smith, president of the California Healthcare Foundation.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Mark Smith
Dr. Mark Smith
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the leadership and the work of the California Healthcare Foundation. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with the Foundation’s president, Dr. Mark Smith, about how the organization has helped drive innovation and reform to improve health care for all Californians.

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

For more on Dr. Mark Smith:
http://www.chcf.org/
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010

Somerville, Massachusetts Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the leadership behind “Shape Up Somerville.”

FEATURED GUEST:
Mayor Joseph Curtatone
Mayor Joseph Curtatone
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the “Shape Up Somerville” program. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mayor Joseph Curtatone about how this innovative, local program has transformed the town of Somerville, Massachusetts into a healthy place to live, and how it’s now serving as a national model to fight childhood obesity on all fronts.

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

For more on Mayor Joseph Curtatone:
http://www.somervillema.gov/division.cfm?orgunit=MAYOR
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010

Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Palliative Care Institute.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Diane Meier
Dr. Diane Meier
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on palliative care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Palliative Care Institute at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, about the benefits of palliative care and the rationale to eliminate the term “end-of-life care” from the clinical and political discussion.

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

For more on Dr. Diane Meier:
http://www.capc.org/about-capc/diane-meier
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010

Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Regina Benjamin
Dr. Regina Benjamin
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the Surgeon General's goals to improve America’s health. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin about her priorities and strategies to promote health and eliminate health disparities.

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

For more on Dr. Regina Benjamin:
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/about/biographies/biosg.html
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