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Transforming Care Delivery for Underserved Populations: Cityblock CEO Iyah Romm on Their Tech-Based Solutions

Transforming Care Delivery for Underserved Populations: Cityblock CEO Iyah Romm on Their Tech-Based Solutions

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Iyah Romm, CEO of Cityblock Health, a venture with Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs aimed at improving care and outcomes for underserved populations in urban areas by deploying tech-based solutions supporting patients and care teams. He talks about Cityblock’s development of digital and telehealth tools that enable real time monitoring of patient data, and a network of interventions addressing social determinants of health.

Walgreen’s RX for Fixing Health Care: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Carroll on Health Services Growth in Pharmacy Setting

Walgreen’s RX for Fixing Health Care: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Carroll on Health Services Growth in Pharmacy Setting

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Patrick Carroll, Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens Healthcare where he oversees the pharmacy chain’s expanded primary care and prevention health services in nearly 10 thousand retail pharmacies. They discuss Walgreens’ expansion of digital and telehealth interventions for behavioral health, medication compliance and chronic illness management, with expanded health services being offered in the pharmacy clinics.

Telehealth, Best Practices and Integrated Care: Dr. Charles Sorenson on Intermountain Healthcare’s Commitment to Innovation

Telehealth, Best Practices and Integrated Care: Dr. Charles Sorenson on Intermountain Healthcare’s Commitment to Innovation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Intermountain Healthcare of Utah’s CEO Emeritus Dr. Charles Sorenson, who discusses Intermountain’s innovative, integrated care delivery system committed to improved outcomes and contained costs. He is Founding Director of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute which seeks to train future clinician leaders in their team-based model of care delivery.

Millions Served: NACHC’s Dan Hawkins on Community Health Centers Delivering Care to Vulnerable Americans

Millions Served: NACHC’s Dan Hawkins on Community Health Centers Delivering Care to Vulnerable Americans

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dan Hawkins, Sr. VP for Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), which supports the thousands of community health centers providing care for 27 million underserved Americans. They discuss the care model that embeds behavioral and dental care within primary care, the growing reliance on Nurse Practitioners as front line clinicians, and the training, innovation, and quality care the nation’s health centers provide.

CRISPR, DNA and Genomics: Dr. Samuel Sternberg Examines This Game-Changing Technology

CRISPR, DNA and Genomics: Dr. Samuel Sternberg Examines This Game-Changing Technology

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Samuel H. Sternberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University and renowned expert on CRISPER-Cas9 gene editing technology. Dr. Sternberg co-authored “A Crack in Creation” with CRISPR co-creator Jennifer Doudna, and talks about the limitless potential of this genetic engineering tool to transform how we treat and prevent disease in the future.

Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Separating Immigrant Families at the Border and the Impact of Toxic Stress

Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Separating Immigrant Families at the Border and the Impact of Toxic Stress

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has vocally opposed¬†the separation of immigrant families at the border. She talks about the long term impact of toxic stress in childhood,¬†recommended¬†breastfeeding and vaccination protocols, harm from gun violence, and too much screen time for kids.