Posted by admin | July 18, 2012
Check out some of the media outlets that have highlighted health social networks recently – including PatientsLikeMe and our members.
Social Media a Godsend for Patients with Rare Diseases
PatientsLikeMe is highlighted as a good example in this Chicago Tribune article.
Medical Innovation Needs Silicon Valley Speed, Stat
Fast Company cites us for providing “unprecedented levels of feedback on side effects.”
How Social Networks Enable Patients to Be More Involved in Their Healthcare
PatientsLikeMe is “at the heart of this shift,” according to this Guardian (UK) article.
Telemedicine Tackles Mental Health Treatment
Our InstantMe survey of how you’re feeling is called out in this Information Week piece.
Match.coms of Clinical Trials Make It Easier to Connect Patients, Researchers
We’re spotlighted as one of the “matchmaking” services that could expedite research.
To see more PatientsLikeMe media coverage, visit our Press page. To read other articles about Health 2.0 and join the discussion, follow this Twitter hashtag.
Posted by admin | July 12, 2011
PatientsLikeMe was recently highlighted in three national media outlets: CBS News, BNET and The Washington Post. See below for an excerpt of what each said about us.
Health 2.0? 7 apps and sites that may save your life.
“With information on more than 500 conditions, the crowdsourced research site [PatientsLikeMe] provides treatment and symptom reports, as well as a forum to help patients find social support. More than 100,000 people have created profiles on the site to connect with other patients.”
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“Digital Marketing Strategy #10: Gain customer insight. Drug maker UCB helped launch an online community for epileptics within PatientsLikeMe, in order to gather data about comparative effectiveness of different therapies, understand quality of life for patients, and measure drug safety and side effects.”
The Washington Post
The do-it-yourself healthcare revolution gets a boost.
“With PatientsLikeMe.com, patients now have an online social network for interacting with others who have similar symptoms, all of whom are seeking the same cure. The goal is to be able to crowdsource a cure by pooling together the data about their symptoms and sharing information about the side effects from treatments in an informal community.”
For all media coverage of PatientsLikeMe, visit our Press page. Or set up your own Google RSS feed for PatientsLikeMe.