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Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Epidemic: Writer Barry Meier Unveils OxyContin’s Pivotal Role

6/20/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pulitzer Prize winning writer Barry Meier, author of “Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic,” on Purdue Pharma, makers of the narcotic OxyContin, and the pivotal role they played in “the greatest public health crisis of the 21st Century.” The post Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Epidemic: Writer Barry Meier Unveils OxyContin’s Pivotal Role appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:30:00

Reimagining the Future of Health Care: VP of UPMC Enterprises Dr. Rasu Shrestha on Design Thinking and Innovation

6/13/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer of UPMC Health System and VP of UPMC Enterprises, the entrepreneurial division of the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. Dr. Shrestha is also Co-Chair of Health Datapalooza, and discusses the need for design thinking and building a culture of innovation to truly transform the health care system. The post Reimagining the Future of Health Care: VP of UPMC Enterprises Dr. Rasu...

Duration:00:25:00

Smart Phones, Genomics and AI: Dr. Eric Topol on Health Care’s Next Frontier in Personalized Medicine

6/6/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Eric Topol, renowned cardiologist, geneticist, digital health advocate, and founder of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. They discuss his work developing technologies for the “All of Us” precision medicine campaign at NIH, and the efforts still needed to support true precision medicine initiatives in American health care. The post Smart Phones, Genomics and AI: Dr. Eric Topol on Health Care’s Next Frontier in...

Duration:00:25:01

Scandal in Silicon Valley: Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou on the Rise and Spectacular Fall of Theranos

5/30/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pulitzer Prize winning Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou, author of “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup,” a riveting account of the scandal he uncovered at Theranos, a health tech startup that promised to revolutionize diagnostic testing. Mr. Carreyrou uncovered company founder Elizabeth Holmes’ widespread deception that duped high level investors and put patients’ lives at risk. The post Scandal...

Duration:00:25:01

Dr. David Blumenthal of the Commonwealth Fund on the HITECH Act, ACA and High Cost of American Health Care

5/23/2018
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This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Blumenthal, President of the Commonwealth Fund, a philanthropy dedicated to research supporting a high-functioning health care system. He discusses expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the vital role of the HITECH Act in adoption of electronic health records in the US, and the Fund’s ongoing research comparing US health costs to other countries. The post Dr. David Blumenthal of the Commonwealth Fund on the...

Duration:00:25:00

Aetna President Karen Lynch on CVS Merger and Goals to Improve Population Health

5/16/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Karen Lynch, President of Aetna, who discusses the proposed merger between the nation’s third largest insurer and CVS, the largest pharmacy chain in the country. Ms. Lynch discusses the potential for transforming the health care system by providing preventive care interventions at the neighborhood pharmacy, fostering more active consumer engagement for better health outcomes. The post Aetna President Karen Lynch on CVS Merger...

Duration:00:25:00

Biology’s New Frontier: The Human Cell Atlas Seeks To Create “Google Maps” for All Cells in the Body

5/9/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Aviv Regev of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Dr. Sarah Teichmann of the Wellcome Sanger Institute at Cambridge, Co-Chairs of the Human Cell Atlas project which is seeking to create a “Google Maps” for the body’s 37 trillion cells. It’s a global collaboration of multiple scientific disciplines, tasked with creating a comprehensive and open-source cell map, to yield a deeper understanding of the foundational...

Duration:00:25:00

Protecting the Health of Our Nation’s Active Duty Military and Families: Defense Health Agency Director Vice Admiral Raquel Bono

5/2/2018
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This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Vice Admiral Dr. Raquel Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency, tasked with providing health services for some 9.4 million members and their families. She talks about the complex, integrated health system providing care from the home base to the battlefield, the implementation of an integrated electronic health records system, and the partnerships required to support the DHA’s mission to deliver quality care to all members...

Duration:00:25:00

America’s Costly Health Care: Harvard’s Ashish Jha Shares His Insights on Causes and Solutions

4/25/2018
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This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Associate Dean for Research Translation and Global Strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They discuss his recent report analyzing American health care costs compared to 10 other industrialized nations pointing to lack a of data and price transparency as drivers, suggesting that a combination of public policy and private innovations will lead to an “American solution” to the cost problem. The...

Duration:00:24:59

Innovating Across Public and Private Health Systems: Dr. Anne Snowdon, Chair of World Health Innovation Network

4/18/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anne Snowdon, CEO of the Supply Chain Advancement Network (SCAN Health) and Chair of the World Health Innovation Network at the University of Windsor, Ontario which seeks to advance supply chain management to improve health systems efficiency and health outcomes. She discusses their partnerships around the globe linking the public and private sectors to collaborate on improving health systems, and what countries like...

Duration:00:25:00

Fighting for America’s Health: Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families

4/11/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families, a non-profit organization fighting for access to quality health care for all Americans, especially women and children. She discusses the advocacy efforts of the NPWF that have informed policies such as the Family Leave Act, the HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act. The post Fighting for America’s Health: Debra Ness, President and CEO of the...

Duration:00:25:00

Social Determinants and Health Outcomes, National Health Foundation CEO Kelly Bruno on Innovative Strategies that Work

4/4/2018
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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kelly Bruno, President and CEO of the National Health Foundation, a California-based non-profit dedicated to addressing the social determinants that impact population health. She discusses their programs assisting homeless patients to find housing, efforts to address food deserts, and health literacy programs empowering young people seeking to improve their communities’ health. The post Social Determinants and Health Outcomes,...

Duration:00:25:00