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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 precision medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age-related diseases and 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.

Jan 28, 2016

Dora Barilla, President and Co-Founder, HC2 Strategies on how location impacts the health of a community, how mapping technology can integrate vast amounts of relevant environmental, social and patient data, the right to health not just healthcare, and seeing patient care in a more holistic way.


Jan 20, 2016

Curt Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, Molecular Assemblies is a pioneer in the world of synthesizing DNA and has now started this new company to develop higher quality synthetic DNA in a process that does not require toxic chemicals and opens to doors to more advance use of synthetic DNA in precision medicine research.

Jan 19, 2016

Laurence Girard, CEO and Co-Founder, Fruit Street explains how their telemedicine solution provides medical and health professionals with tools that are often reimbursed by insurance companies, can be used to help modify patient behavior, and are embraced by patients particularly the virtual food diary.


Jan 13, 2016

Jefferson McMillan, Manager, Business Intelligence and Clinical Analytics, Children's National Health System talks about how GIS tools are revealing hidden patterns related to pediatric burns, childhood obesity and chronic diseases, using digital tools to get outside the 4 walls of the hospital to provide better care,...

Jan 7, 2016

Kian Saneii, CEO and Chairman, Independa on using the television as a platform to provide medical and social features that can vastly improve quality of life of population aging in place.  Will virtual reality be a hit with seniors with limited mobility?