What is a trusted healer? What is patient centered medical home? Does everyone need both? AND, What type of leadership is needed to propel a healthcare revolution? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dan Pelino, author of Trusted Healers: Dr. Paul Grundy and the Global Healthcare Crusade.

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Leadership stories are at the core of The Business of Government Hour. Join host Michael Keegan in the first of a 2 part series exploring the leadership stories and public service of government leaders encompassing a wide range of disciplines, a diverse set of experiences, and a vast span of geographies. This edition introduces to 4 government executives leading missions and programs that include military health, government-wide acquisition, technology and innovation, and environmental protection.

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What are the Defense Health Agency’s strategies priorities? How is DHA working to create a more integrated healthcare system? What is DHA doing to improve the readiness and health of the military services? Join us as we explore these questions and so much more.

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How are autonomous technologies advancing in healthcare? What is being done to enhance medical device design? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Professors Jin-Oh Hahn and Monifa Vaughn-Cooke from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Maryland.

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What are the Defense Health Agency’s strategies priorities? How is DHA working to create a more integrated healthcare system? What is DHA doing to improve the readiness and health of the military services? Join us as we explore these questions and so much more with Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, Director, Defense Health Agency.

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What challenges does the US Department of Defense’s direct care system face? How can these challenges be overcome? What are five actions to improve military hospital performance? Join host Michael Keegan next week on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions and more with John Whitley, author of the IBM Center report, Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance.

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What are the strategic priorities for the Defense Health Agency’s Component Acquisition Executive? How is DHA Changing the Way it Acquires Products and Services? Join host Michael Keegan, next week on The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions with Dr. Barclay P. Butler, Component Acquisition Executive at the Defense Health Agency.

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What is the mission of VA’s Office of Community Care? How is VA enhancing how it provides Community Care? What can VA do better? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions & more with Baligh Yehia, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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What is public health surveillance? How do emerging health information technologies improve public health data? How is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using innovation solutions to tackle public health surveillance challenges? Join us as we explore these questions with Brian Lee, Chief Public Health Informatics Officer within the Office of Public Health Scientific Services at CDC.

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Profile in Leadership: Who is Dr. David Shulkin? What is his leadership philosophy? What can we learn about him from his time leading the Veterans Health Administration? Join us for a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – A Profile in Leadership as he explores these questions and more.

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What are the key priorities for HHS’ OIG? What are the top management and performance challenges facing HHS? What are the characteristics of an effective inspector general? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services

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How do you delivery healthcare anywhere at anytime? What are the strategic priorities for the military health system? How has MHS sought to address some of the critical challenges it faces? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Karen Guice, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs within the U.S. Department of Defense.

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What is the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program? How do you balance accessibility and data security of cohort participants? How do you manage expectations? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Eric Dishman, Director, Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program, National Institutes of Health.

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What is open innovation and how can government leaders use it to find new ways to improve services? What are the best ways to capitalize on open innovation? Join host Michael Keegan and he explores these questions and more with Donald Wynn and Renee Pratt authors Making Open Innovation Ecosystems Work: Case Studies in Healthcare.

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A Conversation with Rob Coen

September 7, 2015

What are the key priorities for National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)? How does NITAAC assist federal agencies to accomplish their mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more.

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What are the strategic priorities of the Defense Health Agency Healthcare Operations Directorate? What is DHA doing to save money and gain efficiencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Major General Richard Thomas, Director, DHA Healthcare Operations Directorate.

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What is health information technology?  How can it transform the practice of healthcare? What is happening to facilitate the adoption and use of Health IT? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

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How is the Defense Health Agency changing the way DoD delivers healthcare? What are some of the key challenges faced in restructuring such a complex system? How is DHA transforming its health information technology portfolio? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LTG Douglas Robb, Director, Defense Health Agency.

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Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health IT at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be our guest on “The Business of Government Hour.”

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