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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.

Feb 1, 2023

Rich Parker, MD Chief Medical Officer at Arcadia, is working with large healthcare providers to provide data analytics to address the needs of large populations of patients and very specific groups facing unique challenges. The goal is to get the signal-to-noise ratio correct as quickly as possible to, for example, efficiently develop successful COVID vaccinations and identify which patients need help first in an emergency. More refined stratification of patients is also revealing at-risk patients who may have been missed in earlier analyses of social determinants of health.

Rich explains, "So the data comes from so many disparate sources that we need companies like Arcadia that aggregate data to do the work. The data is coming from claims from payers, the data is coming from electronic health records, data is coming from public sources, and data is coming from manufacturers of vaccines. So all that data has to be put together, aggregated, cleaned up, and then made usable for interpreting for clinical trials to determine whether a new vaccine is safe and effective."

"Every function within a hospital, every ambulatory healthcare function, it's all data-driven. And then, if we move over into the research world, and research often takes place within healthcare entities. Some of our customers, which are academic medical centers, have large research arms. They are involved with the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control. So there's a lot of overlap between healthcare organizations, industry, the federal government, and state departments of health. We all have the same goals in mind, which is improving the health of the population. And all of those endeavors are data-driven."

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