Author Archives: Marianne OHare

Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program

This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Wintemute is an ER physician and renowned … Continue reading

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Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Explorys

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anil Jain, Co-Founder, Senior VP and Medical Director of Explorys, a cloud-based health data storage and data analytics platform recently acquired by IBM to help form the Watson Health … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert Zarr, ParkRx Advisor, National Park Service

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Zarr, pediatrician at Unity Health in Washington, DC and founder of the ParkRx movement, which seeks to help patients achieve optimal health by prescribing the use of local … Continue reading

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Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America, the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to advancing access to mental services for all Americans. He discusses the need to change the nation’s response … Continue reading

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Dr. Lisa Simpson, President and CEO of Academy Health

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Lisa Simpson, President and CEO of Academy Health, a non-partisan, non-profit research entity dedicated to improving health and health systems, and informing policy through better use of data. They … Continue reading

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Dan Munro, Author of Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America’s Biggest Gamble

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health industry analyst and writer, Dan Munro, author of the newly-released “Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America’s Biggest Gamble”. They discuss the nation’s 3.4 trillion dollar a year … Continue reading

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Dr. Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality and Chief Medical Officer at CMS

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched sweeping new changes to the way it pays for health care in this country, stressing the value and quality of care delivery and outcomes. This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret … Continue reading

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Eric Dishman, Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative at the National Institutes of Health

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Eric Dishman, newly appointed Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program at the National Institutes of Health which seeks to galvanize a million American volunteers to offer their electronic … Continue reading

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Deven McGraw, Deputy Director at HHS, Office For Civil Rights

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Deven McGraw, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, where she oversees compliance with HIPPA regulations governing portability of … Continue reading

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Genevieve Kenney, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Genevieve Kenney, Co-Director of the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She discusses their long standing research on the lack of health insurance coverage for those living near the … Continue reading

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