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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.

Jul 7, 2020

Mary Millard, Infection Prevention Advocate, became a patient advocate after suffering acute septic shock from a hospital procedure where she was infected with pseudomonas, a very powerful Gram negative bug, a bacteria that remains in her body. Mary talks about why she is intent on educating healthcare providers about the prevention of hospital acquired infections through better procedures and innovative surfaces. She also describes her work speaking at microbiology and infectious diseases conferences to inform pharmaceutical companies and infectious disease doctors about the need to continue development of antibiotics to treat sepsis infections.


#Sepsis #antibioticresistance #infections #superbugs

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