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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.

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  • Virtual and digital health
  • Use of AI, ML, and LLM in healthcare and drug discovery, development, trials
  • Value-based healthcare 
  • Precision and stratified medicine
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  • Next-generation immuno, cell, and gene therapies
  • Vaccines
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  • Rare diseases
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  • Clinical trials
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Treating chronic conditions like obesity and pain
  • Clinician and staff burnout

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Feb 24, 2023

Brett Furst, President of HHS Technology Group, is carrying on the mission of efforts started at the beginning of the COVID outbreak to collaboratively share data to provide insights to those doing research, drug development, and addressing the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations. Maintaining this world's largest COVID database, HTG allows research on complex social determinants of health and how to address health equity. 

Brett explains, "So we were proud to take it on and be chosen by the consortium. Today we have the largest COVID research database in the world, with over 65 billion records. It touches almost 100% of our population in the United States. We're looking at all encounters from claims and clinical data, but also other more important for predictive modeling like social determinant data. We're trying to be more thoughtful about what's the next thing that's going to hit us out of the blue. We cannot be caught so flat-footed as we were in 2020."

"There are concerns about long-term effects on those with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia, COPD, and breathing. I think what we all learned during this collaborative is that it didn't deflate everybody's competitive advantage and that sometimes regulations and rules can keep the market from actually advancing."

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