This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Neel Shah, Asst. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynocology at Harvard Medical School and Founder of Costs of Care, a global NGO dedicated to helping delivery systems provide better care at lower costs. He’s also the co-author of “Understanding Value Based Care” which seeks to promote cost awareness in the medical profession.
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Chris Trimble, organizational innovation expert from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and author of How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time. Mr. Trimble addresses the need for innovation strategies that must be deployed in this era of rapid transformation within the health care industry.
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr.Harpreet Sood, Sr. Fellow to the CEO of the National Health Service of England. Dr. Sood addresses the strengths of the health systems of both the UK and the US, and discusses innovations in care delivery and public health initiatives that are poised to transform the quality of care in both countries.
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Gary Cohen, 2015 MacArthur Fellow and Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm. His work is focused on motivating the health care industry “do no harm” by reducing the use of toxic materials and fossil fuels to positively impact climate change.
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“Now is the time to enroll.” This was the message about ObamaCare Open Enrollment from our wonderful Fall Enrollment Fair this last Monday. This is the message that our staff is communicating to our patients and members of our community. This is the message that Acting Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Jim Macrae, MA, MPP sent out in an email to HRSA grantees and stakeholders.
Open enrollment started on November 1st and now is the time to enroll.
Already, the ObamaCare has resulted in 17.6 million Americans gaining health insurance coverage and the uninsured rate is at the lowest level it’s ever been at.
So let me take a moment to thank everyone, staff at CHC, staff at other health centers, the leadership at HRSA, and folks at exchanges across the country for the great job done already, and the great work I am sure everyone will do during this Open Enrollment period.
“Now is the time to enroll.”
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Daniel Sands, founder of the Society for Participatory medicine which seeks to advance the patient/provider experience through better health IT. Dr. Sands is one of the early developers of secure e-mail systems and patient portals for clinicians as well as patients, and advocates for transformation of the health care system through better integration of health IT.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov, the online Federal health insurance marketplace. Mr. Counihan discusses changes to the online portal aimed at making the shopping experience more user-friendly, additional consumer protections for those purchasing insurance online, as well as goals for helping more uninsured Americans to gain coverage.
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Friday, October 16, 2015, was a memorable day across America. It was a day of pride and honor as 75,000 men and women raised their right hands and recited a pledge to “get things done for America—to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier”, and officially become the 2015-2016 AmeriCorps Class. In the early afternoon in Hartford, hundreds of young people from various AmeriCorps programs across the state gathered to listen to keynote speaker, Brittney Yancy, a professor at the University of Connecticut, reflect on how a year dedicated to service will forever impact their career paths, relationships, and characters. Among them were the eleven Community HealthCorps members serving with the Community Health Center, Inc (CHC). The team was excited to be with other AmeriCorps organizations for the first time since beginning their service term. Member Michelle Jewett said, “My favorite part of the ceremony was being able to see all of the different AmeriCorps programs in one room and being able to talk to members of those different programs about their experiences!”
The decision to serve with AmeriCorps for ten months comes naturally for some members, but is a significant sacrifice for others. Often, it requires putting one’s career ambitions on hold to be a part of something much larger. For some, however, it is one step closer to achieving a dream job. Member Molly Sherwood says, “I am proud to serve as a Community HealthCorps member because I believe everyone has a right to quality health care, especially comprehensive reproductive health care. My goal is to become a Certified Nurse Midwife and care for medically underserved populations”. For Raymond Uymatiao, he “wanted to give back to the community that’s given so much to me”. Whatever the reason for choosing to serve with HealthCorps, the members were excited to officially unite as an AmeriCorps team to kick start a year dedicated to improving the health of underserved communities. As Dara Robinson puts it, “I want to know that I am helping others to live and live well”. Combined, the team will complete over 18,000 hours of service at CHC locations throughout Connecticut. Keep an eye out for AmeriCorps members at your local CHC site!
The 2015-2016 Community HealthCorps Team
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Raymond Hurd, Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Medicare Open Enrollment period. He discusses the expanded number of plans available to seniors and also warns of the threat of fraud and scams that impact the Medicare population.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mollyann Brodie, Sr. Vice President of Executive Operations and Executive Director of Public Opinion Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she oversees the non-profit’s public polling efforts. Dr. Brodie conducts the Foundation’s monthly tracking poll which charts the mood of the nation on a variety of health policies and provides unbiased polling data for policy makers.
This is our 300th Show! Congratulations Mark and Margaret!