14 posts from July, 2011

A Little More About Us: A Look Back at the Founding of PatientsLikeMe

Posted July 21st, 2011 by

“I got this call from my brother Stephen, and he said the news doesn’t look good. At that point, he’d been through enough processes to know what that meant – he had ALS. So I began this journey with my brother and my family…. We were thinking there had to be a way to make this about the patient. But it started like everyone else. You get that phone call, and your life changes.”Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder

Recently, we launched a new and improved About Us page that included a short video about our company history. Now, we’re pleased to unveil a longer, more in-depth video that allows you to hear our founding story from four PatientsLikeMe executives and learn what drew each of them to become a part of our groundbreaking concept.

Tune in below to hear where it all started and why, five years later, we’re committed to continuing the journey we’re all on – as a company, as patients and as family members of those affected by disease.

You can also watch this insightful piece (~15 minutes) in three smaller segments:  Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.

We’re a 2011 Dosie Award Winner!

Posted July 19th, 2011 by

2011 Judges' Choice Gold Dosie Award, which PatientsLikeMe received for "Best Patient Community (Non-Brand Controlled)"

Sponsored by the health blog Dose of Digital, the Dosie Awards were created to recognize the best examples of social media in the healthcare industry. Now in its second year, this award program was expanded in 2011 to include both Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice Awards. Within each category, a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal is bestowed.

PatientsLikeMe is proud to be the recipient of the 2011 Judges’ Choice Gold Award for Best Patient Community (Non-Brand Controlled). A distinguished group of industry leaders judged this category, and we are extremely honored that they deemed us “the best of the best.” As a result of this award, we can now display our “Judge’s Choice Gold Dosie Award” badge on the PatientsLikeMe website.

Check out the full list of 2011 Dosie Award winners here.