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Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? MintHealth’s Founder Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So

Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? MintHealth’s Founder Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So

Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? Mark Masselli and Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter Discuss What Blockchain is Technology and How Will it Disrupt Health Care Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter discuss an important and possibly confusing topic–blockchain technology and health care. What is It? Though it sounds more like relating to DNA strands or chemical analysis, blockchain is actually a way to structure and secure information. While principles…

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Examining Oral Health Disparities in America with Author Mary Otto

Examining Oral Health Disparities in America with Author Mary Otto

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health journalist and author Mary Otto about her book, “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America” which she explores the huge gap in access to dental care in this country. She examines the sometimes deadly consequences for those lacking access to care, and solutions that could help alleviate the nation’s unmet oral health needs.

E Healthcare’s ‘Interoperability Guru’ Keith Boone Talks Health IT and Coming Advances

E Healthcare’s ‘Interoperability Guru’ Keith Boone Talks Health IT and Coming Advances

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Keith Boone, “Interoperability Guru” at GE Health Care. Mr. Boone discusses his work developing standards for health information technology as a board member at HL7 International, and how HL7’s new FHIR standards, as well as growth of Accountable Care Organizations, will accelerate the pace of interoperability in health care.

Why am I Still Here after 10 years?

Why am I Still Here after 10 years?

Many years ago I joined forces with Dr. Iden, who had been practicing in the small town (pop. 3000) of Berryville, Virginia. He had been practicing over 40 yeas at the age of 70.  The office was a wonderful relic of the “golden Age” of medicine. A true PCMH…..The staff knew everyone, there were no appointments except for physicals. If the waiting room was full in the morning you came back after lunch. If you were too sick to come…

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Worlds Collide: The legality and psychology of intimate partner violence

Worlds Collide: The legality and psychology of intimate partner violence

A man in Minnesota, Long Vang, has been charged with third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and stalking after his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Haban, committed suicide. These charges are unprecedented both in Minnesota and across the country. As a Clinical Psychologist with a Forensic sub-specialty and Director of Domestic Violence, Research and Education at a FQHC, I will be following this case with a close eye and heavy heart. This couple was ‘culturally married’ in 2010 and shared two children. One of Mr….

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Dr. Robert Zarr, ParkRx Advisor, National Park Service

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 local park spaces. Dr. Zarr discusses the science behind the movement and the development of a national data base for clinicians around the country to prescribe park time for improved mental health, physical well being and reduced obesity rates among their patients.