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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.

Oct 27, 2022

Jonathan Baktari MD is the Founder and CEO of e7 Health which specializes in seven areas of healthcare.  The common theme is that adult vaccinations can have a significant impact on reducing vaccine-preventable deaths in these areas. Leveraging digital technology, e7 is reducing friction in the healthcare system and allowing patients to draw on a repository of their vaccine records to quickly get appropriate, quality care.

Jonathan explains, "A lot of times, for example, we see people who aren't sure if they had all their childhood vaccines. What we can offer people is to see if they have immunity to chicken pox varicella or if they have immunity to MMR or hepatitis B. And so, instead of just randomly getting the vaccines or not getting the vaccine, finding the people's status is helpful in making a determination of what they need. So we've offered that."

"We also offer STD testing. And the reason we do is that we offer several STD vaccines. And so if we're going to offer the vaccine, we're going to offer testing around it and other services. We just thought giving the vaccine without an understanding of whether someone necessarily needed the vaccine or didn't need the vaccine would be helpful."

"What we do is just remove all barriers. We write our own technology, our own software. So literally, you can, on your phone, get an appointment for that day and be seen that day. Whatever we do with you will be in your portal by the time you hit the parking lot. And that's our goal, that's what we try to do. And so, I think what we have noticed is if you reduce friction for the person, they're going to respond differently. A lot of people, say oh, I got to see my doctor, but there is a seven-week wait usually. And so I think those become barriers."

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