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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

Dec 19, 2019

Janet Lee is a patient advocate for those suffering from Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) and is on a mission to educate healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers about the delayed manifestations of this disease.  This is also a story about a mother who was not vaccinated for Rubella and who gave birth to Janet who was born with extreme hearing loss and suffers from other complications from CRS.  Thanks to her mother's intensive training and love, Janet learned to read lips was able to communicate with me on Skype to allow us to record this podcast.

Search on Facebook for CRS (Congenital Rubella Syndrome) for an invitation to join Janet's private group.

Listen to the podcast here