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Month: July 2017

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

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.  

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

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…

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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”

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

This 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.

Aetna Foundation President Dr. Garth Graham Addresses Health Disparity Solutions

Aetna Foundation President Dr. Garth Graham Addresses Health Disparity Solutions

This 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.

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

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

This 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.

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

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

This 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.