Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PatientsLikeMe: Putting Patients First

Recently a former colleague, Chris, took a short trip from San Francisco, for a visit.  During our conversation he shared about his family, and what his kids were up to.   His daughter works for PatientsLikeMe.  It is a website and smartphone app in the health industry that serves as an online community for people with illnesses, diseases, etc., that can crowdsource learning how to manage and overcome the challenges related to their setbacks.  I am not doing it justice, so you should check it out yourself. 
"Imagine this: a world where people with chronic health conditions get together and share their experiences living with disease. Where newly diagnosed patients can improve their outcomes by connecting with and learning from others who've gone before them. Where researchers learn more about what's working, what's not, and where the gaps are, so that they can develop new and better treatments"
I quickly went online, downloaded the app, signed up, and am now a member of a great community.  I also contacted family members and encouraged them to go to the website and check it out.

I hope you find it as valuable as I did.

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