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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 personalized medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances for 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.

Sep 24, 2017

Arsen Marsoobian also known as Papa Soob has written a soon to be published book A Heartbeat Away/ Are You Ready?  We talk about some of the key elements of being ready for the end of life by being satisfied with relationships and reconciliation with friends and family so there are no regrets.  We also talk about what...


Sep 12, 2017

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is more common than the Zika virus, yet few people know about the irreversible birth defects congenital CMV infection can cause. Jeff Baxter, CEO of VBI Vaccines, talks about the risks CMV poses to pregnant women and their unborn babies. Currently, there is no way to prevent contracting CMV...


Sep 5, 2017

Nathan Price, Associate Director, Institute for Systems Biology reminds us that biology is still a data poor science though it is changing with advancements in technology and genomics.  Nathan is working on the Pioneer 100 Project to build personal dense data clouds to help researchers design better predictive risk...


Aug 27, 2017

Jason Hwang, founder, Lemonaid Health and renowned healthcare innovator talks about bringing disruptive solutions to the healthcare marketplace.  Lemonaid uses an asynchronous analysis model where patients submit symptoms and requests for medications online.  Submissions are automatically reviewed quickly, overseen by...


Aug 23, 2017

Nick Desai, co-founder, Heal.com talks about taking advantage of the trend to miniaturize medical equipment to allow them to build a business model where the doctor comes to a patient's home, office, or hotel room within two hours 365 days a year.  Heal is promoting price transparency, accepts most medical insurance,...