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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

Feb 28, 2018

Nawal Ouzren, CEO, Sensorion talks about recent studies that have shown the dramatic impact of hearing loss on the elderly as well as children putting all at risk for social isolation. For kids hearing loss can hinder their social development, and for seniors it can increase their risk for dementia.  Nawal talks about...

Feb 13, 2018

Rita Starritt MD, an internal medicine specialist in the field of addiction, shares her frustration and concerns about factors driving addiction to opioids, challenges doctors face when dealing with addicts, impact of direct to consumer drug ads, her patients in the methadone clinic, and her on-the-ground work at...

Feb 7, 2018

Ron Chabot CEO, Tomorrow Today and Ed Bleu, lead substance abuse counselor in Massachusetts jails bring a view of how treatment and care of addicts needs to be updated.  Ron and Ed are working on a new project that challenges the current disease model of addiction to one that empowers the person and provides...

Feb 1, 2018

Marisol Moon MD is a regenerative medicine doctor and is enthusiastic about the impact regenerative medicine treatments can have on alleviating chronic joint pain.  With an explanation of some regenerative medicine treatments for pain and impact of aging, Dr. Moon also provides some insights about picking a good...