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Innovation in the Health Startup World: Venrock Partner Dr. Bob Kocher on New Ventures Driving Health Transformation

Innovation in the Health Startup World: Venrock Partner Dr. Bob Kocher on New Ventures Driving Health Transformation

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Bob Kocher, a partner at Venrock, a venture capital entity investing in health IT and health services startups. He also advised the Obama Administration on health policy economics. He talks about emerging trends and new alliances that are driving rapid innovation in health care, aimed at facilitating better primary care and behavioral health access, and facilitating home care.

Flint Water Crisis Whistle Blower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on the Aftermath of the Poisoning of a City

Flint Water Crisis Whistle Blower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on the Aftermath of the Poisoning of a City

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pediatrician and public health activist, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who exposed the Flint Water Crisis brought on by state and city officials who switched Flint’s water supply. She discusses her book on the crisis, “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City” which exposes government efforts to deny their role, and the ongoing community-wide effort to address the public health crisis.

Mass Medical Society’s Dr. Alain Chaoui on Joint Harvard Study on the Crisis of Physician Burnout

Mass Medical Society’s Dr. Alain Chaoui on Joint Harvard Study on the Crisis of Physician Burnout

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Alain Chaoui, Past President of the Massachusetts Medical Society on their joint study, conducted with the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, on the ‘national health crisis’ of physician burnout in America.

Digital Medicine Society Executive Director Jennifer Goldsack on Need for Standards in This New Era in Medicine

Digital Medicine Society Executive Director Jennifer Goldsack on Need for Standards in This New Era in Medicine

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jennifer Goldsack, Interim Executive Director of the newly-launched Digital Medicine Society, or DiMe, the first organization dedicated to providing guidelines for the emerging reality of digital technology in health care. She talks about the need for creating agreed-upon standards, guidelines and best practices to ensure that digital health technologies live up to their promise of improving health care delivery, research and outcomes without doing any harm.

Dr. David Nash, Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health on Primary Care, Leadership and Quality Improvement

Dr. David Nash, Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health on Primary Care, Leadership and Quality Improvement

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Nash, Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He talks about the need to advance population health through better compensation for primary care clinicians, improving quality training in the medical education setting, and advancing clinician leadership training.

2020 Presidential Contender Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Community Health Centers, Health Equity and Safer Gun Laws

2020 Presidential Contender Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Community Health Centers, Health Equity and Safer Gun Laws

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a contender for the Democratic 2020 Presidential nomination on the importance of health equity in this country and the important role of Community Health Centers. They discuss his vision for more comprehensive gun safety laws, addressing health inequity in rural America and addressing America’s opioid crisis.