We recently sat down with our executive team here at PatientsLikeMe in our first-ever roundtable-format podcast. In this PatientsLikeMeOnCallTM interview, we ask Co-founders Ben and Jamie Heywood, Chief Marketing Officer David S. Williams III, and R&D Director Paul Wicks PhD to discuss why our recent series themes are so important to the history and future of PatientsLikeMe.
Blog Series Themes:
- “Share and Compare” – where you learned more about how and why patients like you are sharing their health information to put their experiences in context.
- “One for All” – including visualizations on how one member of a community can be the catalyst for a universe of unparalleled dialogue and support.
While discussing how patients can continue to drive the health care process, they also help us preview this week’s discussion called “Treat Us Right.”
Treat Us Right
In this series, we focus on how you can see if your treatment is right, just by the information shared by patients like you; and how important your shared information is to research efforts – both for academia and industry to learn how they can help each of you make good choices about your treatments. We’ve heard you tell industry to “Treat Us Right” and we will talk more about it this week.
We kick off “Treat Us Right” week tomorrow with Research Scientist Catherine Brownstein, MPH, PhD describing why it’s critical to compare the PatientsLikeMe communities with the general population of the diseases to begin to assess the validity of treatment outcomes reported on the site. Stay tuned.
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