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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from July through September 2011
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Dr. William Hsiao, the K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. William Hsiao
Dr. William Hsiao
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on health system design both here and abroad. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. William Hsiao, internationally recognized for his work on designing national health systems and effective ways to organize both health insurance and health care. From China to the United States, Dr. Hsiao’s work provides an interesting backdrop for health reform efforts underway around the world.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Dr. Linda McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Linda McCauley
Dr. Linda McCauley
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on green initiatives in health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Linda McCauley, a renowned environmental health researcher and national leader on greener health care practices, about the impact of this movement on patients and communities as well as cost.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

Dr. Paul Cleary, dean of the Yale School of Public Health and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Paul Cleary
Dr. Paul Cleary
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Paul Cleary, the dean of the Yale School of Public Health, about why engaging the community is so important in the school's latest research, and about some of the ways quality measures and patient satisfaction surveys are improving health outcomes.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Christakis, researcher and Harvard professor of medical sociology.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Nicholas Christakis
Dr. Nicholas Christakis
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the social factors that affect health. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Harvard professor Dr. Nicholas Christakis about his research on social connections and social determinants of health that impact our personal, community, and public health.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011

M. Gregg Bloche, author of The Hippocratic Myth.

FEATURED GUEST:
M. Gregg Bloche
M. Gregg Bloche
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with physician, attorney, and health policy expert Dr. M. Gregg Bloche about his new book, The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise their Promise to Heal, in which he addresses the issues of rationing care and rising health care costs.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011

Dr. William Hanson, author of Smart Medicine: How the Changing Role of Doctors Will Revolutionize Health Care.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. William Hanson
Dr. William Hanson
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. William Hanson about the changes the medical profession is undergoing in the U.S. and how tomorrow's primary care providers are being shaped by technology and a team-based approach to delivering health care. Dr. Hanson's new book is called Smart Medicine: How the Changing Role of Doctors Will Revolutionize Health Care.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011

Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Garth Graham
Dr. Garth Graham
Conversations on Health Care® focuses today on addressing the healthcare needs of racial and ethnic populations. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at HHS, about reducing and eliminating health disparities through health care reform, enhanced data collection and a host of community and technology innovations.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 03, 2011

Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont.

FEATURED GUEST:
Gov. Peter Shumlin
Gov. Peter Shumlin
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on Vermont's plan to create the first single-payer health insurance program in the nation. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about the bill he signed into law this year and why he believes it will make Vermont a healthier, more prosperous state.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011

Dr. Jay Parkinson, co-founder of Hello Health and The Future Well.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Jay Parkinson
Dr. Jay Parkinson
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on breaking the mold in healthcare delivery design. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jay Parkinson, co-founder of the online healthcare service Hello Health and the innovation firm, The Future Well. Dr. Parkinson's innovations in the redesign of primary care and how we think about health earned him “The Doctor of the Future” and one of the “Top Ten Most Creative People in Healthcare” by Fast Company.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Farzad Mostashari
Dr. Farzad Mostashari
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the national leadership driving the advancement of health information technology in the U.S. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the new National Coordinator, about the progress that's been made in the more widespread adoption of HIT, who's driving the change, and what it means for patients.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

FEATURED GUEST:
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on 30 years of fighting AIDS. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leader at the forefront of clinical, research, and advocacy efforts for HIV/AIDS both in the United States and around the world.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs.

FEATURED GUEST:
Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the critical policy issues for innovation and legislation. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, the nation's leading journal focusing on the intersection of health, health care and health policy in the United States and around the world.

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

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