24 posts tagged “newsletter”

A Peek at the February Newsletter for Members

Posted February 27th, 2012 by

What kinds of things do we cover in our monthly newsletters for members? Take a look at the excerpt below from our February edition. Also, in case you didn’t know, anyone – whether a PatientsLikeMe member or not – can view our current and past newsletters in our Newsletter Archive. See what we’ve been up to recently, and if you are member who’s not opted in to the newsletter, sign up today.

MONTHLY MUSINGS

Ever feel like you’re so busy seeing specialists that it’s easy to forget about your annual physical?  In addition to checking up on your overall health, an “annual” is a great time to monitor your blood work – such as cholesterol and Vitamin D levels – which you can now record on your PatientsLikeMe profile.  It’s also a good opportunity to discuss any new concerns with your primary care physician (PCP).

But with only a few minutes with your PCP and a whole year’s worth of health matters to cover, it can be hard to remember what’s happened between visits, and even harder to get to everything that’s important. Fortunately, your printable and customizable Doctor Visit Sheet (DVS) can help.  Bring this complete record with you to jog your memory and get your doctor updated quickly.

You Can Even Email Your Doctor Visit Sheet to Your Care Team Before Your Appointment

The DVS now includes your InstantMe history along with all the helpful notes you’ve made about things like treatment changes and new or repeat symptoms.  Bottom line: the more you use InstantMe, the more details you’ll have about how you’ve been feeling – and why.

Are you due for an “annual”?  Customize and print your DVS here.

Kate, Emma, Liz, Jeanette & Sharry

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION

What’s happening in the forum?  Check out some of these active threads below.  Then jump in with your own questions and answers.

Need help with something on the site?  Visit the PatientsLikeMe Site Help Room for answers from veteran members.

PUTTING THE “INSTANT” IN INSTANTME

A Screenshot of the InstantMe Survey (Which Asks "How Are You Feeling?") on Your Smartphone

Did you know there’s a mobile version of InstantMe that’s now available for iPhone, iPad and, most recently, Android users? We hope it’s a convenient way to record how you’re feeling on the go – whether you’re in the line at the store or watching your child’s soccer game.  Stay tuned as we continue to improve Mobile InstantMe in 2012.


A Peek at Our August Newsletter for Members

Posted August 29th, 2011 by

What kinds of things do we cover in our monthly newsletters for members? Take a look at the excerpt below from our August edition. Also, in case you didn’t know, anyone – whether a PatientsLikeMe member or not – can view our current and past newsletters in our Newsletter Archive. See what we’ve been up to recently, and if you are member who’s not opted in to the newsletter, sign up today.

MONTHLY MUSINGS

Ever reviewed a product on Amazon? Or rated a restaurant on Yelp? If so, then you know your experiences matter – and that they can help someone else make the right decision.

It’s the very reason there are “treatment evaluations” at PatientsLikeMe. There are so many difficult choices when it comes to treatment. Many of you talk about weighing the benefits and risks when starting, stopping or changing treatments. Oftentimes, this is something you have to revisit repeatedly throughout your journey.

Sample Treatment Evaluation at PatientsLikeMe

Whether your treatment is working wonders or has no noticeable effects, your treatment evaluation can help so many others like you make up their mind. Got something you’d like to share about your past or present treatments?

Kate, Emma, Liz, Jeanette & Sharry

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JOIN THE CONVERSATON

What’s happening in the forum? Check out some of the recent buzzworthy threads below. Then jump in with your own questions and answers.

Need help with something on the site?  Visit the PatientsLikeMe Site Help Room for answers from veteran members.

THIS MONTH’S SITE IMPROVEMENTS

Thanks for your awesome feedback as we continue to improve our site. In this section, we’ll keep you up-to-date on new features designed to make your PatientsLikeMe experience even better. Here are our top functionality enhancements for August.

SYMPTOMS, SIDE EFFECTS AND THEIR CAUSES

We’re excited to share some big changes to the way you record symptoms and side effects – all based on your feedback. You told us you wanted to better see the connections between items on your profile. For example, sometimes a symptom may be a side effect of a treatment, or the cause of another symptom, but we didn’t have a good way to show that. Now we do, and we think it’ll allow you to share even more insights.

New Feature That Allows You to Indicate What Caused Your Symptoms or Side Effects

Check out this screencast for a visual tour of these important changes.

REASONS FOR TREATMENTS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS

In a related change, we’ve made it easier to add the purpose for a treatment or the reason for a hospitalization. Just like adding the cause of a side effect or symptom, you can now add the “why” part of the story without leaving your profile page. Simply click the “plus symbol” icon next to a treatment or hospitalization listed on your profile and type in your answer in the pop-up window. Done!

Enter a Treatment Purpose Without Leaving Your Profile Page Thanks to This Convenient Popup