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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

Jan 28, 2016

Dora Barilla, President and Co-Founder, HC2 Strategies on how location impacts the health of a community, how mapping technology can integrate vast amounts of relevant environmental, social and patient data, the right to health not just healthcare, and seeing patient care in a more holistic way.


Jan 20, 2016

Curt Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, Molecular Assemblies is a pioneer in the world of synthesizing DNA and has now started this new company to develop higher quality synthetic DNA in a process that does not require toxic chemicals and opens to doors to more advance use of synthetic DNA in precision medicine research.

Jan 19, 2016

Laurence Girard, CEO and Co-Founder, Fruit Street explains how their telemedicine solution provides medical and health professionals with tools that are often reimbursed by insurance companies, can be used to help modify patient behavior, and are embraced by patients particularly the virtual food diary.


Jan 13, 2016

Jefferson McMillan, Manager, Business Intelligence and Clinical Analytics, Children's National Health System talks about how GIS tools are revealing hidden patterns related to pediatric burns, childhood obesity and chronic diseases, using digital tools to get outside the 4 walls of the hospital to provide better care,...

Jan 7, 2016

Kian Saneii, CEO and Chairman, Independa on using the television as a platform to provide medical and social features that can vastly improve quality of life of population aging in place.  Will virtual reality be a hit with seniors with limited mobility?