12 posts from July, 2012

Join Us Next Week at the Bubbly Bub & Grub

Posted July 20th, 2012 by

Are you a Boston-area Ruby programmer or Ruby on Rails developer?  An open source software enthusiast?  Or someone who just likes to hang out with the techie folks?

PatientsLikeMe is a proud sponsor of the Boston Ruby Group’s upcoming social event, the cheekily named Bubbly Bub & Grub at a Pub in the Hub Club, which takes place Tuesday, July 24th, at 6:30 p.m.  If the name alone doesn’t get you there, how about the chance to schmooze, eat and drink with “the finest Rubyists this side of the Mississippi”?

Click Here to RSVP for the Bubbly Bub & Grub

The Boston Ruby Group is known for their regular presentation nights (one or two 45-minute presentations, lightning talks and announcements) and project nights (where programmers get together and write code). This particular event, however, is all about meeting people and having fun.  Anyone, whether a “Rubyist” or not, is welcome.

If you’re in the Boston area, come by, say hello and pick up some PatientsLikeMe swag.  Other sponsors who will be handing out goodies and addressing the crowd include ZipCar, Terrible Labs, Iora Health, DockYard and thoughtbot.

PatientsLikeMe in the News: A Roundup

Posted July 18th, 2012 by

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.”

PatientsLikeMe in the News.  Photo courtesy www.stockfreeimages.com.

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.