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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.

Apr 17, 2018

Karen Knops MD is a palliative care physician and speaker with a specialty in improving communication between doctors and patients especially during difficult times.  We talk about the challenges doctors face when starting a conversation with a patient to better understand the real story--no difficult patients but...


Apr 11, 2018

Heather Metcalf PhD is the Director of Research and Analysis for the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Accelerator and Project Lead for the STEM to Market project.  She is joined by Tawni Koutchesfahani, an accomplished healthcare executive and board member of STEM to Market.  The topic is cultural and gender...


Apr 2, 2018

Joanne Jarrett MD shares her insights about being a hospital patient from both the patient and doctor's point of view.  Hospitalization comes in different varieties -- planned and unplanned-- and it pays to know how the hospital works to keep the sense of confusion and frustration to minimum.  With so much going on...


Mar 18, 2018

Hillary Theakston, Executive Director, Clearity Foundation spoke at the recent Future of Genomic Medicine conference produced by the Scripps Translational Science Institute and The Scripps Research Institute.  The Clearity Foundation is a great example of precision medicine in action as the Foundation produces a...


Mar 15, 2018

Katie Ernst lawyer and founder MissTreated.org has done the research and points out the overt and sub-conscious bias against women by doctors and those conducting medical research.  Complaints by women are often not taken seriously by doctors because of the lack of research on diseases that strike women and the...