Tag Archives: PatientsLikeMe

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

PatientsLikeMe Receives a $1.9 Million Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Big Data is discussed by many organizations as necessary in achieving a smarter health care system than the one we have now. At the same time, others are looking for ways to bolster the effects of Small Data, which are … Continue reading

Susannah Fox Q&A on Pew’s Latest Health Tracking Report

The most recent report to come out of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that seven out of 10 American adults track some kind of health indicator such as weight, diet or a symptom. “Tracking for … Continue reading

News & Updates

100Plus is about to launch 100Plus. The company has already released two experimental applications, 100Proof and Outside. 100Plus, the app, combines the company’s learnings from those experiments. The new app recommends other user-suggested activities based on an individual’s location and … Continue reading

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Withings, creator of the WIFI Body Scale, launched a new application called Health Companion. Users can store and manage information about their weight, physical activity, heart and sleep data on one dashboard. Online health community PatientsLikeMe partnered with Merck for … Continue reading

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Kaiser Permanente has released a new mobile app for Android devices with an iOS version to be released in coming months. 9 million Kaiser patients will have 24/7 access to lab results, diagnostic information, direct and secure email access to … Continue reading

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Social media is proving to play a valuable role in recruiting patients as participants in rare disease studies. Mayo Clinic conducted a study of the poorly understood, fatal, and rare disease called Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). It was thanks … Continue reading

A New Hope? (…But What About That Pesky Death Star?)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. It is a period of enormous change and worry. The challenges are great. The status quo of poor health care quality and crushingly high costs is bearing down on the … Continue reading

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RememberItNow!, a PHR & drug reminder tool, adds new educational Tweet tips via text message, Push and email. Daily tips include those on Wellness, Heart Health, Pregnancy, Diabetes, Inspiration, and Caregiving. This is typical of the “marrying content to care … Continue reading

The Quantified Self and the Future of Health Care

The  Quantified Self is a global collaboration of users and tool-makers interested in the personal meaning of personal data. There are now Quantified Self groups in more than twenty cities around the world. Our inspiration is the Homebrew Computer Club. … Continue reading

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Joichi Ito has been named director of the MIT Media Lab. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito is board chair and former CEO of Creative Commons, sits on the board of directors of the Mozilla … Continue reading

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