Health Tech Entrepreneur Dave Chase on Next Wave of Innovation to Disrupt Health Care

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dave Chase, CEO of the Health Rosetta institute and author of “The CEO’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream: How To Deliver World Class Health Care to Your Employees at Half the Cost”. Mr. Chase discusses the emerging high tech/high touch trend of Health 3.0, the need to pursue the ‘quadruple aim’ in health innovation and the growing influence of millennials in health care transformation.

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UCSF Computer Scientist Dr. Atul Butte, On Quest to Transform Health Care Through Big Data

This week, Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Atul Butte, the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at the University of California, where he is Director of the Institute for Computational Sciences. Dr. Butte is spearheading new approaches to harnessing existing medical and research data to improve health care through more robust data analysis.

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Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Rucker discusses new pathways to achieving ONC’s goals of improved interoperability of health IT in health care.

 

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V-BID Health Co-Founder Dr. Mark Fendrik on Value Based Insurance Design

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak Dr. Mark Fendrick, co-creator of the concept of Value Based Insurance Design (V-BID) which seeks to re-structure health insurance design to pay more for high value health care that improves health and pay less for high cost, low yield health interventions. Dr. Fendrick discusses the launch of V-BID Health which is providing systems support for Tricare, Medicare Advantage and state employee insurance plans across the country and is gaining widespread bipartisan support in Congress.

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Dr. Anna Lembke author of “Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard To Stop”

Anna LembkeThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anna Lembke, Chief of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of “Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard To Stop.” She examines the dramatic rise in opioid prescriptions and overdoses and the role the health care industry is playing in this crisis.

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Aetna Foundation President Dr. Garth Graham Addresses Health Disparity Solutions

Garth GrahamThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation which seeks to address health disparities and improve health outcomes. Dr. Graham, who served at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the Foundation’s partnerships aimed at reducing disparities, and the vital role that community health centers play in improving lives and outcomes.

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Primary Care Innovator, Dr. Ed Wagner, on Patient-Centered, Coordinated Health Care Models

Ed WagnerThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ed Wagner of the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute, and founder of the McColl Center for Health Innovation, where he focused on improving primary care. Dr. Wagner is the creator of the Chronic Care Model of patient management, and co-directs the LEAP project at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which conducts research on patient-centered, coordinated and team-based approaches to improving primary care delivery and outcomes.

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Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles Examines Threats to Children in “End of Childhood” Report

Carolyn MilesThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children, on the plight of children in the US and around the world. She discusses their new report on the “End of Childhood” and the ongoing threat to child wellbeing due to war, the refugee crisis, and lack of access to education and other opportunities due to growing global disparities.

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Crucial Questions for Healthcare Providers and Their Patients

Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RNWanda Montalvo, RN, PhD, associate director of the Weitzman Institute, recently responded to an article in the New York Times titled “Gay and Transgender Patients to Doctors:  We’ll Tell. Just Ask”

All members of the healthcare team — not just doctors and not just in the emergency department — should know their patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). Without that information, the LGBT population continues to be hidden, unable to access competent primary care.

We know that normalizing SOGI questions — making them a regular part of patient demographics —reduces stigma and makes everyone more comfortable. During our year-long initiative working with community health centers to identify LGBT people, we saw tremendous progress. When the initiative began in March 2016, the combined health centers had SOGI information on 3,584 of their patients, 4.6 percent of the total. In March 2017, after our work with clinicians and staff to change their heteronormative assumptions and their practice patterns, they had gathered information on 205,738 patients, or 50.8 percent.

The takeaway is clear. SOGI questions need to be asked early, as part of the regular patient history, by appropriate health care staff, not just doctors.

Montalvo was principal investigator on the initiative to identify and welcome LGBT people into primary care funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and led by the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Fenway Institute and the Weitzman institute.

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Thomas Miller, Health Analyst for American Enterprise Institute Discusses Market-Driven Approach to Health Reform

Tom MillerThis week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Thomas Miller, health industry analyst and Resident Fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute which has analyzed a market-based and consumer-driven approach to health reform. Mr. Miller analyzes likely next steps in Congress surrounding the American Health Care Act, as well as the hallmarks of market driven health care.

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