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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in applying generative AI, novel therapeutics and vaccines, and the changing dynamics in the medical and healthcare environment. One focus is on how providers, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are empowering patients.  In addition, conversations are often about how providers, care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are being empowered by technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce friction across the healthcare landscape.

Popular Topics

  • Virtual and digital health
  • Use of AI, ML, and LLM in healthcare and drug discovery, development, trials
  • Value-based healthcare 
  • Precision and stratified medicine
  • Integration of digital technology into existing workflow and procedures 
  • Next-generation immuno, cell, and gene therapies
  • Vaccines
  • Biomarkers, sequencing, and imaging
  • Rare diseases
  • MedTech and medical devices
  • Clinical trials
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Treating chronic conditions like obesity and pain
  • Clinician and staff burnout

The audience includes life science leaders, researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, digital health entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, healthcare solution providers, students, journalists, and investors. 


Check out our new EmpoweredPatient.Solutions site where you can quickly search all of the Empowered Patient Podcast interviews by any word or phrase to identify useful resources, potential partners, and insights about the life sciences landscape.

Empowered Patient Solutions

Aug 27, 2015

Brenda Wiederhold PhD, Executive Director, Virtual Realtiy Medical Center reveals how she is using bio-feedback and virtual reality technology to help patients overcome a fear of flying and other phobias and panic disorders, which patients are helped most by this treatment and creating new pathways in the brain.

Aug 26, 2015

Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director, Esri highlights the value of visualization and maps to analyze health related data and why place matters when trying to understand individual as well as population health challenges.



Aug 19, 2015

Gary Conkright, CEO and Co-Founder, PhysIQ talks about seeing the body as a complex system, using machine learning technology to improve identification of early warning signs, creating personalized baseline body-function norms and the value of sensors that are providing ICU quality data.


Aug 5, 2015

Donna Spruijt-Metz PhD, Director USC mHealth Collaboratory discusses the use of sensors and self-reported data to provide just in time adaptive intervention to address obesity particularly in children.


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