Patients Like Me: Myspace for Maladies?

Thanks go out to good Dr. Perry Mayer for finding this. The networking site, patients like me, is for patients. I think if you have a look you’ll immediately see the potential.


Jamie Heywood founded a website called PatientsLikeMe. Just like other social networks, PatientsLikeMe provides a place for people to discuss their condition, exchange information on countless diseases, etc. What makes PatientsLikeMe unique is the information that the firm mines from the content contributed by users. Here’s Heywood giving a TEDMED talk about how his website can serve a similar function as large scale clinical trials and what useful data can be obtained from it.

Link: PatientsLikeMe…

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