David Blaser, PharmD, the director of health informatics at PatientsLikeMe, argues that pharmacists must use newer sources of information, including patient-reported evidence, to answer patient questions about how drugs may affect them.
When a patient is diagnosed with a disease as serious and debilitating as multiple sclerosis (MS), they are often fearful of the disease course and, without proper guidance or knowledge, about what their future may hold. Fortunately, there are online platforms patients can utilize to gain the knowledge necessary for navigating and managing their disease.
The cross-polination of health care and technology began some time ago, yet smartphone apps have only become popular within the past few years. Could some of the new health apps be endangering your privacy? Even accredited apps may not comply with safe data protection rules, with some sending unencrypted personal information online, a new study from Imperial College London finds.
PatientsLikeMe revealed results from the first large-scale poll to assess patient priorities for the health care law. The poll’s 2,197 respondents are among the estimated 133 million Americans living with chronic conditions.
PatientsLikeMe co-founders Jamie and Ben Heywood were awarded the prestigious 2016 Humanitarian Award by the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations. The Humanitarian Award is awarded to those whose work is of international significance for people affected by ALS/MND.
Nature features PatientsLikeMe and a PatientsLikeMe member in a piece focused on precision medicine
The Wall Street Journal features PatientsLikeMe’s virtual trial with Duke ALS Clinic