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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.

Mar 14, 2023

Gabriel Mecklenburg is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Hinge Health, the leading digital clinic for back, joint, and muscle pain. Hinge provides personalized physical therapy plans by pairing digital and advanced motion-tracking technology with clinical care teams, including doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and board-certified health coaches. Recognizing the value of in-person care, Hinge is rolling out an in-home option to meet the needs of a wide variety of patients.

Gabriel explains, "Now, with Hinge Health, it's a digital program, and it's something that you can immediately access from the convenience of your home. You're getting an assessment of your condition right then and there. You can get started on clinically proven exercise therapy, education, coaching, PT type therapies immediately. It's a personalized, highly-tailored program for each individual, which, again, is very similar for a market-wide experience." 

"We're excited to branch into what we call hybrid care, combining the best of both worlds of in-person and digital care. Our physical therapy house call service is a fully-integrated digital and in-person care experience for back, joint, and muscle health."

"The reason why we're pursuing this is that many Americans of all ages prefer to have an option of in-person visits alongside the digital health experience. In particular, for the kinds of conditions that we are tackling, in-person evaluations for joint and muscle pain can substantially enhance the experience and the quality of downstream digital care."

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