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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. 


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Empowered Patient Solutions

Oct 29, 2015

Dr. Steve Steinhubl, Director of Digital Medicine, Scripps Translational Science Institute looks back on his recent conference on transforming medicine, reflects on how much more evidence is needed about the effectiveness of mobile health strategies and how eager researchers, doctors, and patients are for innovative...

Oct 21, 2015

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Ph.D. Professor, Geography Department San Diego State University and Founding Director, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age talks about using geo-location data from Tweets to identify early outbreaks of the flu, beginning to use mapping and spatial analysis in cancer research, and combining...

Oct 14, 2015

Rosalind Picard, Chairman and Co-Founder Empatica on putting the lab on the person not the person in the lab, advances in electrodermal activity (EDA) sensors that are bringing wristband monitors to consumers as well as researchers, and the value of real time information about brain and body functions to potentially...

Oct 8, 2015

Myron Kowal, Founder and President, RCare talks about the value of passive tracking to support mobility of seniors, using behavioral data to prevent and address emergencies, and advances in wireless location identification to facilitate faster response.