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 researcher on the causes of gun violence, the impact on public health and the policies required to stem the gun violence epidemic.
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 Division. Dr. Jain discusses the platform he developed while at Cleveland Clinic, designed to drive quality and research through better use of information from electronic health records, and how Watson Health will use this system to scale up medical research…
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 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.
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 to mental illness from a public safety to a public health approach.
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 discuss the research focus at Academy Health as well as their recent sponsorship of Health Datapalooza, an annual gathering of health industry researchers and activists seeking to “liberate” siloed health data to accelerate the pace of research.
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 health care system, what’s behind these costs, and what might be done to correct it.