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May 28, 2020

Why was there such an uneven distribution of testing capacity in the United States and how can we address that problem in the future? How does bureaucracy impact American health care? In this third of a podcast series, Dr. Philip Verhoef, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and ICU physician,...


May 25, 2020

How has our fragmented healthcare system affected our ability to perform basic public health functions? What lessons can we learn from other countries with nationally-centralized electronic health records? With host Brenda Gazzar, Dr. Philip Verhoef, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and...


May 21, 2020

How can we maximize our ability to confront pandemics like the coronavirus? Which strategies are working for us, and which are failing? With host Brenda Gazzar, Dr. Philip Verhoef, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and ICU physician, contrasts America’s failure to efficiently...


May 7, 2020

Why does the U.S. lack a universal, Medicare-for-All-type healthcare system like many other developed countries have? What are the consequences? In this fifth and final episode of a podcast series with host Brenda Gazzar, Dr. Tony Iton, senior vice president for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment, discusses...


May 1, 2020

How does the lack of universal sick leave and health care affect America's ability to respond to pandemics?  In this fourth in a series with host Brenda Gazzar, Dr. Tony Iton, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment, explains why Western Europe and the U.S. may have very different...