Media Roundup: PatientsLikeMe in the News

Posted July 12th, 2011 by

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.

CBS News, "Health 2.0?  7 apps and sites that may save your life."

CBS News
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, 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.”

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