The Editorial in your September issue, entitled “Off the grid,” highlighted the risks of direct-to-consumer stem cell clinics and attempts by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA; Rockville, MD) to enhance oversight of the sector1.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, the drugstore chain, expanded the scope of patient reviews of prescription drugs on its website by providing new information from PatientsLikeMe, a patient community and advocacy organization.
Online network PatientsLikeMe, which offers information and support for people living with a chronic condition, is expanding the amount of patient-generated information it offers through Walgreens.com to enhance understanding of certain prescription medications and their effects.
The HIMSS17 Nursing Informatics Symposium is focused on the evolving role of informatics nurses and learning how disruptive innovation can be used to address current and future challenges. Attendees will learn about the benefits of disruptive leadership, how to apply innovation, state of the art interoperability, and glimpse the future of clinical decision making and patient generated data.