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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.

Jul 24, 2017

Jay Patel, Clinical Transformation Officer, SeniorLink talks about caregiver readiness and the difference a confident caregiver can make in the life of a patient or aging loved one.  Primary concerns are the health of the caregiver and the social and medical support teams that give caregivers the ability to respond...


Jul 2, 2017

Heidi Rataj is an award-winning documentary producer and director and a caregiver for her mom.  Heidi talks about her own fear of aging and the search for a new narrative for seniors as they age.  While we need to be respectful of all journeys, activating seniors to allow them to accomplish goals is key to a healthier...


Jun 14, 2017

A.J. Michaels is a seniors real estate specialist and he shares insights about how seniors and almost seniors are thinking about aging in place, downsizing, and how decisions about housing are so often put off until a crisis hits.  He also points out some helpful options for retro-fitting a home to address concerns...


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 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...