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Apple Watch, Fitbit, AI and Alexa: Yahoo Tech Founder David Pogue on Game-Changing Potential in Health Care

Apple Watch, Fitbit, AI and Alexa: Yahoo Tech Founder David Pogue on Game-Changing Potential in Health Care

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with David Pogue, long-time personal tech critic and founder of Yahoo Tech. He discusses the great promise in the growth of consumer technology innovations – Apple Watch, Fitbit and voice recognition platforms like Alexa – to transform health care by informing and empowering consumers and providers.

Disrupting the Generic Drug Market: Gary and Mary West Foundation CEO Shelley Lyford on Civica Rx Launch

Disrupting the Generic Drug Market: Gary and Mary West Foundation CEO Shelley Lyford on Civica Rx Launch

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Shelley Lyford, CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation which is dedicated to reducing costs and improving care for America’s seniors. She discusses the launch of Civica Rx – a not for profit entity that will supply low-cost generic drugs to a consortium of partner foundations and hospitals to disrupt monopolies and price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry.

Alexa and Telemedicine in Health Care: Harvard’s Dr. John Halamka on Promising Health Tech Trends to Watch

Alexa and Telemedicine in Health Care: Harvard’s Dr. John Halamka on Promising Health Tech Trends to Watch

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer for Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he has launched a new endeavor: the Health Technology Exploration Center. The lab is an incubator for studying emerging technologies in health care such as telemedicine, genomics, blockchain, wearables and smart speakers like Alexa that could potentially improve clinical workflow, data sharing and outcomes.

Health Disparities by Zip Code, Race and Poverty: Stanford’s Raj Chetty Continues to Find Links

Health Disparities by Zip Code, Race and Poverty: Stanford’s Raj Chetty Continues to Find Links

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned Stanford economist Dr. Raj Chetty on his seminal work linking zip code, poverty and health and economic disparity. Dr. Chetty has mined large data sets from the US Census Bureau and public tax information to confirm the undeniable link between poverty, race and the lack of upward mobility, as well as a widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor in America.

Americares CEO Michael Nyenhuis on the Relief Agency’s Recovery Efforts in Hurricane-Ravaged Regions

Americares CEO Michael Nyenhuis on the Relief Agency’s Recovery Efforts in Hurricane-Ravaged Regions

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Michael J. Nyenhuis, CEO of the international relief agency Americares, whose focus is to support the health care infrastructure in war-torn and storm-ravaged regions of the world. Mr. Nyenhuis speaks about their efforts underway in Peurto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Texas and other areas hit by recent hurricanes, and their ongoing efforts to support primary care in underserved parts of the world.

Dr. John Brownstein, Director of Innovation at Boston Children’s Hospital on Disruptive Technologies in Health

Dr. John Brownstein, Director of Innovation at Boston Children’s Hospital on Disruptive Technologies in Health

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Brownstein, Director of Innovation at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatric Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brownstein discusses big data driven epidemiology tools he has developed, such as the global open source disease tracker HealthMap, and Circulation which provides on-demand health services through ride sharing platforms like Uber.