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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in applying generative AI, novel therapeutics and vaccines, and the changing dynamics in the medical and healthcare environment. One focus is on how providers, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are empowering patients.  In addition, conversations are often about how providers, care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are being empowered by technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce friction across the healthcare landscape.

Popular Topics

  • Virtual and digital health
  • Use of AI, ML, and LLM in healthcare and drug discovery, development, trials
  • Value-based healthcare 
  • Precision and stratified medicine
  • Integration of digital technology into existing workflow and procedures 
  • Next-generation immuno, cell, and gene therapies
  • Vaccines
  • Biomarkers, sequencing, and imaging
  • Rare diseases
  • MedTech and medical devices
  • Clinical trials
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Treating chronic conditions like obesity and pain
  • Clinician and staff burnout

The audience includes life science leaders, researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, digital health entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, healthcare solution providers, students, journalists, and investors. 


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Empowered Patient Solutions

Apr 27, 2016

Amy Blatt, biologist and international expert in geography, GIS and public health and author of Health, Science and Place: A New Model talks about the need to include where a person lives, works, and plays to understand their health, how geo-spatial medicine experts look at mass gatherings and the Rio 2016 Olympics, and...

Apr 24, 2016

Paul Coates PhD, Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) talks about why dietary supplements are considered food by the FDA and what that means for consumers, changing attitudes about the effectiveness of supplements including botanicals, and opportunities for...

Apr 20, 2016

Dr. Thomas Cowan, holistic physician and author and founder of Dr. Cowan's Garden Powders on the need for eating roots, leaves and flowers from vegetables, why diversity in our diets matters, and lessons learned from traditional eaters who ate a wide range of seasonal vegetables.  Dr. Cowan has created these...

Apr 14, 2016

Stuart Tomc, Vice President Human Nutrition, CV Sciences on the consumer market for hemp-derived CBD oil as well as possibilities for pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol extracts. With the relatively recent discovery of the central regulatory system called the Endocannabinoid System in the human body, Stuart talks about...

Apr 6, 2016

Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director, Esri on working with international health organizations to apply spatial analysis to address emergencies, the spread of epidemics, and preventable diseases.  Este also previews topics that will be included in the Esri International Users Conference...