It seems like a basic question, but at PatientsLikeMe, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what it means. Check out Co-Founder and Chairman Jamie Heywood’s thought-provoking presentation below at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s “Future of Human Longevity” conference.
Can you really understand concepts such as health, mobility or well-being without measuring or comparing them? See why Jamie argues that you can’t – and also why one’s “health span” may be more important than one’s “lifespan.” Click the image below to tune in.
*After clicking the image above, select the “08:45” link to your left to start the presentation.
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What happens when a patient finds another patient like them – for example, someone the same age with the same disease taking the same treatments? Problems get solved, says PatientsLikeMe Co-Founder and Chairman Jamie Heywood.
Click on the box below to hear more of Jamie’s thoughts in his interview with Boston.com, the online home of the Boston Globe, as part of an ongoing series called “The Innovators.” From the front door of our offices in Cambridge’s Kendall Square to the engineering team’s color-coded whiteboard, take Jamie’s insider tour of PatientsLikeMe headquarters and learn more about our mission of transforming healthcare.
The Innovators: Patients Like Me, Meet James Heywood, Innovator, Chairman and Co-Founder from REEL Entrepreneurs, Inc on Vimeo.
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