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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of personalized medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Colin Banas is the Chief Medical Officer at DrFirst a health IT company that's been around for over 21 years. Started as an e-prescribing platform and developed expertise in medication management. 

Colin explains, "What we as a company are hoping to do is empower patients by connecting the dots to help them get on...


Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Colin Banas is the Chief Medical Officer at DrFirst a health IT company that's been around for over 21 years. Started as an e-prescribing platform and developed expertise in medication management. 

Colin explains, "What we as a company are hoping to do is empower patients by connecting the dots to help them get on...


Nov 23, 2021

Amir Raza is the Vice President, Strategic Services at Encora and is working with technology-enabled companies to design and support patient engagement, telehealth, remote patient monitoring, digital clinical trials, and connected care solutions.

Amir explains, "So, if you peel back the onion on the statement, we are a...


Nov 23, 2021

Amir Raza is the Vice President, Strategic Services at Encora and is working with technology-enabled companies to design and support patient engagement, telehealth, remote patient monitoring, digital clinical trials, and connected care solutions.

Amir explains, "So, if you peel back the onion on the statement, we are a...


Oct 5, 2021

Sam Meraj is the Senior Director of Quality, Safety, and Reporting at Walmart, including their in-store pharmacies, optical, primary care, dental, and other health services.

Sam explains, " We do keep in mind the social determinants of health. We provide a lot of linguistic support, language translation services, and we...