14 posts from July, 2011

Photo of the Week: PatientsLikeMe Company Outing

Posted July 27th, 2011 by

Who are the people behind PatientsLikeMe? You’re looking at them! Every summer, we gather our team for a fun and relaxing company outing. This photo is from our recent summer 2011 event. As you can see, it was a great time for all of us to come together and enjoy each other’s company outside of the office. To see more photos from our outing, visit our Facebook page.

PatientsLikeMe 2011 Summer Company Outing

PatientsLikeMeOnCall: From Open Data to Actionable Data

Posted July 22nd, 2011 by

Pillbox's Rapid Identification System for Unknown Pills

Every Friday, PatientsLikeMe holds “Journal Club” in our Boston headquarters with a different guest speaker. Last week we were privileged to hear from Dave Hale, Project Manager for Pillbox, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) patient safety initiative. And thanks to PatientsLikeMeOnCall’s new podcast series “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club,” you’ll get to hear from him too.

After Journal Club last week, PatientsLikeMe’s Aaron Fleishman sat down with Hale to learn more about Pillbox’s goal of creating a one-stop resource for identifying unknown pills as well as how the project aligns with the Open Government Initiative enacted by President Obama. Tune in below to hear how Hale and his team took drug labeling data from “open to actionable” by listening closely to affected communities.