5 posts from August, 2007

Business 2.0 and CNN Money Recognize PatientsLikeMe as one of its “Next Disruptors: 15 Companies That Will Change The World”

Posted August 26th, 2007 by

PatientsLikeMe–one of 15 Companies That Will Change the World

PatientsLikeMe, the leading treatment and outcome sharing website for people with life-changing conditions, has been recognized by Business 2.0 and CNN Money.com as one of their 2007 “Next Disruptors: 15 Companies That Will Change The World“.

“We are honored to receive this recognition. However, we know we still have much to do in order to achieve our mission of helping patients learn from shared real-world outcomes so we can all contribute to finding the best treatment options,” explains co-founder and CEO, Benjamin Heywood.

PatientsLikeMe has taken an extraordinary position regarding patient data believing that openness and sharing, rather than strict privacy, is the best way for people to take control of their health care, improve outcomes, and accelerate research. The company has its Openness Philosophy posted on its website for anyone to view.

PatientsLikeMe also shares aggregated data from its members in order to share data with the world, recently announcing their data repository in ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.


PatientsLikeMe Unleashes Real-World Treatment and Symptom Information to the Public for ALS and Multiple Sclerosis

Posted August 20th, 2007 by

PatientsLikeMe, the leading treatment and outcome sharing community for people with life-changing conditions, has released the most comprehensive real-world treatment and symptom dataset on ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Previously, similar real-world information would have had to be mined and aggregated from proprietary sources such as hospital systems or insurance companies. Now, anyone can go to PatientsLikeMe.com and search for a particular treatment or symptom to find out the experience of over 2,300 patients. This unprecedented database includes medication dosage ranges, lengths of time on a treatment, reasons for discontinuation, symptom severity, and other key experience measures on over 1,300 treatments and 300 symptoms. Learn more….

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