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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from January through March 2011
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

Dr. Paul Tang, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Paul Tang
Dr. Paul Tang
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on steering the country into a new era of health information technology. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Paul Tang, chief innovation and technology officer for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, about how patients from kids to centenarians are going online to play a greater role in their health care.

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

For more on Dr. Paul Tang:
http://www.pamf.org/
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

FEATURED GUEST:
Cecile Richards
Cecile Richards
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of reproductive healthcare in the country. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Planned Parenthood’s President, Cecile Richards, about its role expanding access to health care for women, men and teens. The conversation moves beyond the current political debate in Washington to the underlying health care needs of Americans.

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

For more on Cecile Richards:
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

Dr. Gary Kaplan, President and CEO of the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington on total transformation of the culture of health care.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Gary Kaplan
Dr. Gary Kaplan
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on transforming the culture of healthcare institutions from the ground up. Virginia Mason’s President and CEO, Dr. Gary Kaplan, speaks with Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter about the 10-year journey to create a patient-centered, safe, effective system using the Toyota “stop the line” quality approach.

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

For more on Dr. Gary Kaplan:
https://www.virginiamason.org/
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

Chaitali Sinha, Program Officer, Governance, Equity, and Health of the International Development Research Centre.

FEATURED GUEST:
Chaitali Sinha
Chaitali Sinha
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on improving health outcomes in developing countries through e-Health. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Chaitali Sinha from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) about how countries with fewer resources are driving e-Health innovations, especially in mobile health, and what lessons from IDRC supported projects can be applied to health care in the United States.

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

For more on Chaitali Sinha:
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-1-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011

Dr. Timothy Ferris, medical director of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization at Mass General and director of its Care Management Program.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Timothy Ferris
Dr. Timothy Ferris
This week, Conversations on Health Care® highlights a demonstration project that’s been reducing costs for high-risk, chronically ill patients with the use of intensive primary care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Timothy Ferris, director of the Care Management Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, about how this model of care has been effective and what the next steps are translating it nationally.

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

For more on Dr. Timothy Ferris:
http://www2.massgeneral.org/caremanagement/
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011

Dr. David Kindig, professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and senior advisor to its Population Health Institute.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. David Kindig
Dr. David Kindig
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on using population health data to improve the health of our communities. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Kindig from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute about the factors that influence health outcomes for a community, and how we can use data to drive changes in policy and practice.

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

For more on Dr. David Kindig:
http://www.improvingpopulationhealth.org/
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011

President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2012.

FEATURED GUEST:
Conversations on Health Care® brings you a special episode about President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2012. Mark and Margaret break down the health care spending components of his proposal, what the House Appropriations Committee plans to do for the rest of this fiscal year, and the impact of federal spending—and cuts—on the health and wellness of our communities.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011

Mark Pauly, Wharton healthcare economist and father of the individual mandate.

FEATURED GUEST:
Mark Pauly
Mark Pauly
This week, Conversations on Health Care® brings an economist’s focus to specific areas of health reform. Dr. Mark Pauly, healthcare economist and vice dean at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, analyzes the Affordable Care Act, the intent of an individual mandate and how providers and consumers are likely to respond to incentives in the legislation.

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

For more on Mark Pauly:
http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/faculty/pauly.cfm
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011

Dr. Richard Gilfillan, acting director for the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Richard Gilfillan
Dr. Richard Gilfillan
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on delivery system reform. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Richard Gilfillan, acting director of the newly launched Innovation Center at CMS, about its crucial mission to test, analyze and spread innovative payment and service delivery models to reduce healthcare costs and enhance quality.

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

For more on Dr. Richard Gilfillan:
http://innovations.cms.gov/
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011

Alan Weil, executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.

FEATURED GUEST:
Alan Weil
Alan Weil
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on developments in healthcare reform and innovation at the state level. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Alan Weil from the National Academy for State Health Policy, about the role states play implementing the new healthcare law, and the opportunity for every state to act as a laboratory for innovation.

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

For more on Alan Weil:
http://www.nashp.org/
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011

Marc Wetherhorn, national advocacy director for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

FEATURED GUEST:
Marc Wetherhorn
Marc Wetherhorn
Conversations on Health Care® continues the discussion on community health centers this week. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Marc Wetherhorn, national advocacy director for NACHC, about bipartisan political support for health centers going forward and their role in transforming health care.

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

For more on Marc Wetherhorn:
http://www.nachc.org/
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011

Dan Hawkins, senior vice president for policy and research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

FEATURED GUEST:
Dan Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the latest policy developments affecting community health centers. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dan Hawkins from NACHC about health centers important role and continued growth under healthcare reform, as well as the policy agenda for NACHC with a new Congress.

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

For more on Dan Hawkins:
http://www.nachc.org/
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Carolyn Clancy
Dr. Carolyn Clancy
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on improving the quality and effectiveness of health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Carolyn Clancy from AHRQ, about its role in American health care, engaging people with their health care and putting clinical research into practice.

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

For more on Dr. Carolyn Clancy:
http://www.ahrq.gov/
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