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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 precision 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.

Jun 5, 2022

Allison London Brown is the CEO of LUMINELLE, inventors of an advanced endoscopic system with a camera and biopsy device that allows physicians to perform gynecological procedures in their offices more safely, more efficiently, and with better reimbursement. Being able to look inside the uterus and bladder and perform operations that in the past would have required a hospital outpatient visit means that women and their doctors are more likely to identify problems sooner and get a prompt diagnosis of cancerous tissues.

Allison elaborates, "If you have problems, it can also help with things like drug delivery for overactive bladder. And it can be used for fertility, both treatments, as well as trying to prevent pregnancy. So it's a pretty versatile system. It's very low cost, and it's really so that women can have procedures done in the comfort of their physician's office with less anesthesia and certainly less cost."

"And for the payers, if you're catching things sooner, you're not incurring all these costs that you might in a hospital, like the anesthesiologist and all the nurses and all the different things that go along with the hospital outpatient procedure. It's much more beneficial for them as well. So it's really a nice move to try to get people care the first time at the first place they should be going."

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