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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.

Jan 4, 2023

David Vivero is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Amino Health. He brings his experience from Zillow to make Amino a convenient site where employer-based healthcare plan members can find information about their healthcare options, make appointments, and access understandable cost estimations. The Transparency in Coverage Rule says that beginning January 1, 2023, every health insurer in the U.S. has to ensure that their members have access to the price of at least 500 services inside their health plan. That will become all services by January 1, 2024.

David explains, "Our clients are the sponsors of these health plans, these employers, the labor unions, and the health plans themselves. And the reason they partner with Amino is that we're provably able to support their members and help them make the right choice at three times the rate than if they didn't have Amino. This is part of the reason that there is this push for greater transparency so that people make better decisions. That's what we do. The savings we create for a member and the reduction in infections and readmissions for a member are very good for their employers, labor unions, states, municipalities, and health plans."

"One of the things that makes Amino so unique is that we started as a direct-to-consumer website, akin to what we did at Zillow. And I was not a healthcare maven coming into this. I really benefited from having this tabula rasa completely open-minded about dealing with these fundamental questions of how to help someone navigate healthcare."

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