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Conversations on Health Care® Episodes
Every Wednesday at 4:30 we broadcast a new episode on WESU 88.1 FM. If you missed our latest airing or want to hear past shows please scroll through the list below to hear audio, read the show summary or get links to outside information referenced in each program. If you are interested in an older episode, please visit our Archive page.
MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Dr. George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation on the Future of Health Professional Education

FEATURED GUEST:
George Thibault
George Thibault
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the only foundation dedicated solely to the advancement of health professionals education. Dr. Thibault discusses their efforts to shift modern medical education towards a more team-based model of care and a more advanced role for nursing professionals in primary care.

MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017

Long Time Health Analyst Susan Dentzer Discusses Shifts in Health Policy That May Impact Innovation

FEATURED GUEST:
Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Susan Dentzer, President and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, which conducts research that informs policy impacting the US Health care system. The former Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs looks at current health policy trends, and the potential impact of innovation on health care transformation.

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017

Leading GOP Health Policy Strategist, Lanhee Chen, Analyzes Way Forward For Health Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Lanhee Chen
Lanhee Chen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lanhee Chen, health policy advisor for Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Marco Rudio's GOP presidential bids, and Fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution. Mr. Chen assesses what derailed the American Health Care Act, and what policy guidelines should move the Obamacare replacement conversation moving forward.

MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

Dr. Joshua Seidman, Former Director of Meaningful Use at ONC, Analyzes Healthcare Landscape Under GOP

FEATURED GUEST:
Joshua Seidman
Joshua Seidman
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Joshua Seidman, PhD, Senior VP for the Center for Payment and Delivery Innovation at Avalere Health, and former Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services. He discusses the challenges that lie ahead for continued growth of meaningful use of electronic health records in the health care industry under proposed rollbacks under GOP health reform measures.

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

Telemedicine Champion Dr. Peter Yellowlees Discusses Impact of Telehealth on Access to Care

FEATURED GUEST:
Peter Yellowlees
Peter Yellowlees
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Peter Yellowlees, President-elect of the American Telemedicine Association which seeks to improve health care delivery through better use of remote medicine technologies. Dr. Yellowlees discusses his decades of work at the University of California Davis advancing the use of telemedicine in clinical and behavioral care.

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017

Federation of American Hospitals CEO Chip Kahn Speculates On Health Industry Changes Under GOP Health Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Chip Kahn
Chip Kahn
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Chip Kahn, CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals which represents over a thousand of the nation's owner-operated hospitals. The long time health industry strategist speculates on changes to health coverage for millions of Americans under the GOP health reform bill, and what it might mean for the hospital industry and health care in this country.

MONDAY MARCH 13, 2017

Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America

FEATURED GUEST:
Paul Gionfriddo
Paul Gionfriddo
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America, the nation's oldest organization dedicated to advancing access to mental services for all Americans. He discusses the need to change the nation's response to mental illness from a public safety to a public health approach.

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

Bipartisan Policy Center Health Policy Director Katherine Hayes Discusses GOP Health Reform Implications

FEATURED GUEST:
Katherine Hayes
Katherine Hayes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Katherine Hayes, Director of Health Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, which has issued a report to Congress urging them to move slowly on repeal of safety net programs supported by the ACA. She warns that states and vulnerable populations will suffer consequences under repeal of support for CHIP as well as federal matching grants for the Medicaid expansion.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017

GE Healthcare's 'Interoperability Guru' Keith Boone Talks Health IT and Coming Advances

FEATURED GUEST:
Keith Boone
Keith Boone
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Keith Boone, "Interoperability Guru" at GE Healthcare. Mr. Boone discusses his work developing standards for health information technology as a board member at HL7 International, and how HL7's new FHIR standards, as well as growth of Accountable Care Organizations, will accelerate the pace of interoperability in health care.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Indiana Secretary of Social Services Dr. Jennifer Walthall Discusses Health Care Transformation Through Medicaid Expansion and Waivers

FEATURED GUEST:
Jennifer Walthall
Jennifer Walthall
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jennifer Walthall, Indiana's Secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration, which oversees the state's Medicaid program. She discusses their unique approach to expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of residents, as well as the state's comprehensive response to the spike in opioid and HIV cases.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Sr. Director at Pew Charitable Trusts, Allan Coukell, Discusses Opportunities for FDA Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Allen Coukell
Allen Coukell
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Allan Coukell, Sr. Director for Health Programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where he oversees the FDA, drug and medical device safety and the opioid crisis. He discusses suggested changes to the FDA made by the Trump Administration, and how best to promote reforms at the US Food and Drug Administration to better respond to 21st century advances in research and discovery.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

GOP Health Economist Dr. Gail Wilensky Explores the Future of Health Reform under the Trump Administration

FEATURED GUEST:
Gail Wilensky
Gail Wilensky
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Affairs at Project Hope, GOP health economist and former Administrator for the Health Care Financing Administration under President George H. W. Bush. Dr. Wilensky examines the likely changes coming to the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration and GOP-controlled Congress.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017

Health Care Transformation Task Force Chair Dr. Richard Gilfillan on Value-Based Care Policies Trump and Congress Must Consider

FEATURED GUEST:
Richard Gilfillan
Richard Gilfillan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Richard Gilfillan, CEO of Trinity Health and Chair of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of health industry leaders committed to improving health care in the US. Dr. Gilfillan discusses the need for continued support for value-based health care delivery improvements from Congress and the Trump Administration.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017

Former CMS Administrator Dr. Mark McClellan Examines Trump Health Policies, Community Health Centers, Pharmaceutical Industry, and Innovation

FEATURED GUEST:
Mark McClellan
Mark McClellan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Mark McClellan who served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Commissioner of the FDA under President George W. Bush. He talks about the probable impact of shifting health policies in the Trump administration, their potential impact on the health care system and how community health centers are likely to play a more vital role in delivering primary care.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

Trump's Nominee for VA Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin, Discusses Veteran's Health Care

FEATURED GUEST:
David Shulkin
David Shulkin
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with President Elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin. Dr. Shulkin is currently the Under Secretary for Health at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He talks about the challenges he has faced coming from the private sector, the important role the VA health care system, as well as the role other issues like housing play in health care.

Download a full transcript of this episode click here.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017

Health Policy Expert Timothy Jost Anticipates Significant Setbacks With Repeal of ACA

FEATURED GUEST:
Timothy Jost
Timothy Jost
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health policy expert Timothy Jost, Emeritus Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, and frequent contributor to Health Affairs. Professor Jost examines multiple gains made in health insurance coverage and access to care under the Affordable Care Act and the potential losses to millions of Americans with repeal and replace of the ACA.

Download a full transcript of this episode click here.

MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017

Leading Neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley Talks Drug-Free Brain Health Treatments Using Virtual Reality and Video Games

FEATURED GUEST:
Adam Gazzaley
Adam Gazzaley
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center and Gazzaley Lab at UC San Francisco. Dr. Gazzaley discusses his closed loop system designed to improve brain function through personalized game design and feedback, which are already undergoing FDA clinical trials for therapeutic interventions for a number of brain disorders including ADHD, aging brain, PTSD and addiction.

Download a full transcript of this episode click here.

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