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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from October through December 2011
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011

Gail Wilensky, economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE.

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Gail Wilensky
Gail Wilensky
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health economist Dr. Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at Project HOPE and former Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid. Gail discusses the future of Medicare and Medicaid in the wake of the Affordable Care Act and how to make those services less costly and more patient-centered.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011

Dave deBronkart, Founding Member of the Society for Participatory Medicine.

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David deBronkart
David deBronkart
This week, Conversations on Health Care focuses on patient participation in their health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dave deBronkart, better known as "e-Patient Dave" about how opening health care information directly to patients and encouraging their participation can lead to better health outcomes.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011

Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer.

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Aneesh Chopra
Aneesh Chopra
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Aneesh Chopra, the first United States Chief Technology Officer. Aneesh discusses growing the economy through innovations in healthcare technology, new federal initiatives to improve the healthcare system, and what "unleashing" data means for patients, innovators and the healthcare system as a whole.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011

Linda Juszczak, president of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care.

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Linda Juszczak
Linda Juszczak
This week, Conversations on Health Care focuses on school-based health centers. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Linda Juszczak, president of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, about how SBHCs reduce barriers to healthcare for children, teens and families. Ms. Juszczak comments on the key principles of school-based health centers, and the support for their expansion under federal healthcare reform.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011

Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO).

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Dr. Sanjeev Arora
Dr. Sanjeev Arora
Conversations focuses this week on an innovative model of care that’s linking primary care providers with specialists in rural and underserved areas of the country. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of Project ECHO, about how the ECHO model has the potential to increase access, improve health outcomes, and support primary care providers in caring for complex conditions.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Jeff Margolis, founder of the Trizetto Group.

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Mr. Jeff Margolis
Mr. Jeff Margolis
Conversations focuses this week on using system science to create a healthcare system that is coordinated, consistent, efficient and based on best practices. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jeff Margolis, founder of the Trizetto Group, about his vision for health care - Integrated Healthcare Management - and why this is the right time for a solution based on information technology.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2011

Dr. Michelle Gourdine, physician, author and health policy consultant.

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Dr. Michelle Gourdine
Dr. Michelle Gourdine
This week on Conversations on Health Care®, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Michelle Gourdine about the individual, cultural and social factors that have led to poor health outcomes among African Americans. She'll discuss how everything from lifestyle advice to understanding how to navigate the healthcare system is important to bridge this gap in health status.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011

Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, authors of the new book Your Medical Mind.

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Drs. Jerome Groopman & Pamela Hartzband
Drs. Jerome Groopman & Pamela Hartzband
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jerome Groopman, a Harvard physician and New Yorker staff writer, and Dr. Pamela Hartzband, an endocrinologist and faculty member at Harvard Medical School, about their new book Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right for You. They explore what influences our medical decisions - from personal biases to statistical influences on decisions to test and treat.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011

Paul Starr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

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Paul Starr
Paul Starr
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Starr about his new book, Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform. Dr. Starr takes us through the complexities of the debate over health care in America, the history of health reform in America, and how the Affordable Care Act both fulfills and falls short of earlier reform efforts.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011

Stephen Downs, Chief Technology and Information Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Stephen Downs
Stephen Downs
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on a new initiative in health care that makes medical information accessible for patients. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Stephen Downs from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about the Blue Button initiative, a technology that has the capability to revolutionize the way patients engage with their health care.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011

Lee Aase, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.

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Lee Aase
Lee Aase
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the revolution in how patients and provider are harnessing the power of social media to improve communication and health care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lee Aase, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, about how social media tools are engaging patients and providers, advancing medical knowledge, and improving the patient experience.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011

Linda Aiken, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, professor of sociology, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

FEATURED GUEST:
Linda Aiken
Linda Aiken
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with one of the country's most influential nurse leaders. Dr. Linda Aiken is known for her ground breaking research linking nurse-to-patient ratios with patient outcomes. Dr. Aiken discusses the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing recommendations, innovations in nursing practice both in the U.S. and globally, and strategies to advance the IOM recommendations on nursing practice, education and leadership in the U.S. healthcare system.

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