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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.

May 22, 2017

Brinda Rana PhD is participating in the analysis of data from the NASA Twins Study that focused on identical twins Scott and Mark Kelly.  Scott recently become the first US astronaut to spend a year in space while Mark, also an astronaut, remained on earth.  The study is beginning to shed light on the physical effects...


May 15, 2017

Kim Walpole reports on the recent Clinical Trials Patient Experience Summit where there was a recognition that clinical trials really need to be more patient-centric.  Stories from patients and those who design and manage trials reveal burdens that can be overcome by using technology and the Internet of things.  One...


May 10, 2017

Brad Ellison, Head of the Healthcare Practice at Phone2Action has a deep understanding of what drives protests about healthcare issues having previously worked as legislative counsel to a member of the House of Representatives.  We talk about recent protests by scientists and doctors and how healthcare activists need to...


May 3, 2017

Dr. Dilip Jeste is a geriatric neuropsychiatrist, Director of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego.  He reflects on the need to have more conversations about successful dying in addition to our focus on successful...