FierceHealthIT Names PatientsLikeMe to List of Top Health IT Innovators


"PatientsLikeMe is excited to have been selected as a FierceHealthIT Health IT Innovator"

PatientsLikeMe announced today that it has been named to FierceHealthIT’s first-ever list of Top Health IT Innovators. This recognition honors PatientsLikeMe for its innovation in the health IT industry.

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“PatientsLikeMe is excited to have been selected as a FierceHealthIT Health IT Innovator,” said company president Benjamin Heywood. “We are delighted to be given yet another affirmation that our disease-specific communities and treatment and outcome tracking tools have the power to transform the way patients manage their own care.”

PatientsLikeMe recently announced the upcoming launch of their Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease communities to add to its existing vibrant ALS community. “As we launch new communities, we look to FierceHealthIT to provide us with the necessary information to remain informed and competitive in today’s fast-paced health IT industry,” adds David S. Williams III, Head of Business Development. “We consider it an honor to be recognized by this leading news outlet.”

The complete list of winning companies is available in today’s issue of FierceHealthIT and on the FierceHealthIT Web site at See FierceHealthIT’s PatientsLikeMe write-up at

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About PatientsLikeMe

Founded by three MIT engineers, brothers Benjamin and James Heywood and longtime friend Jeff Cole, PatientsLikeMe is the leading treatment and outcome sharing website for people with life-changing diseases. PatientsLikeMe launched its beta product in March 2006 specifically for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) patients, inspired by founders’ brother Stephen Heywood, who recently passed away after an eight year battle with the disease. The documentary, “So Much So Fast”, chronicles the Heywood family’s fight against ALS.

About PatientsLikeMe

PatientsLikeMe® ( is the leading online health community for patients with life-changing conditions. PatientsLikeMe creates new knowledge by charting the real-world course of disease through the shared experiences of patients with ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, HIV, mood conditions (including depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD and PTSD), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, epilepsy and organ transplants. While patients interact to help improve their outcomes, the data they provide helps researchers learn how these diseases act in the real world. PatientsLikeMe endeavors to create the largest repository of real-world disease information to help accelerate the discovery of new, more effective treatments.


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