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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.

Dec 4, 2017

Marty Driscoll, CEO of Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, discusses treatments for the hepatitis B virus, a disease suffered by 250 million people globally who are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus. Marty talks about what a functional cure for chronically infected patients means, and what Spring Bank is doing to...


Nov 26, 2017

Michelle Niedziela, PhD, Scientific Director, HCD Research reveals the testing that pharmaceutical companies engage in to insure that tv and print ads reach their target audience.  For over 20 years, HCD has been conducting research with health care professionals, patients, and caregivers using traditional...


Oct 17, 2017

David Herzberg PhD, associate professor of history, SUNY- University at Buffalo reminds us that opioid addiction is not a new phenomenon and in fact there have been waves of addiction to sedatives, stimulants and pain killers over the last 150 years.  David points out how we often view physical dependency on a drug...


Jun 28, 2017

Barry McDonogh, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, TruTag Technologies talks about their new on-dose microtags and authentication process that  insures pharmaceutical brand integrity and safety for the consumer.  This technology adds minimal cost to drug manufacturing and is a strong deterrent...