Ask the Experts Video Series

Making Cancer Care Patient-Centered

Dennis Scanlon speaks with Ray Hohl, MD, Director, Penn State Cancer Institute to discuss cancer care, including progress made in the field, making care “patient-centered,” and coordinating research efforts.

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Insurance Design (V-BID) A Provider's Perspective on Value-Based Insurance Design

Dennis Scanlon speaks with Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor and Director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), to understand the concepts of V-BID and ‘clinical nuance,’ and to gain a perspective on how V-BID is being put into practice.

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A Purchaser's View on Achieving the Highest Quality Care at the Best Price

Dennis Scanlon speaks with Kate Farley, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF), to understand their work and to seek a purchaser's perspective on obtaining value for dollars spent, as well as to explore the implications of federal and state policy on the work of the PEBTF.

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Navigating insurance regulation during health care reform

Dennis Scanlon discusses the realities and challenges of regulating the insurance industry during the complexities of health reform, delivery system redesign, and new payment models with Teresa Miller, Insurance Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Collaborating in Pennsylvania's healthcare arena: Promoting transparency, delivery system redesign, and payment reform

Dennis Scanlon speaks with Keith Kanel, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), to understand Pennsylvania's healthcare landscape and the keys to healthcare reform: transparency, delivery system redesign, and payment reform.

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Challenges Facing Rural Health in Pennsylvania and the United States

In our inaugural conversation, Dennis Scanlon speaks wih Lisa Davis, Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH), to try and understand the challenges stakeholders and the population at large are facing in the rural health care arena. Dr. Scanlon’s goal is to find out what is being done to address the problems, and ultimately, how researchers might design collaborative research efforts to try to assist those working on rural health care issues.

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