Month: May 2017


Online Patient Communities Play a Critical Role in Health Decisions

Online Patient Communities Play a Critical Role in Health Decisions

Living in a digital world has made the ability to connect with people online a daily part of life.  In healthcare, it has become the place that patients turn to for information and peer-to-peer support. Patients are going online to discuss personal experiences with medication and to seek advice on how to talk to their…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Barby Ingle

Year in and year out we come across Patient Leaders who continue to change the health world. These Patient leaders are true stars who continue to shine and don't fit into just one category.  Basically, they've done it ALL! During the WEGO Health Awards, we like to recognize these Patient Leaders with the Lifetime Achievement…

Announcing The 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards

It seems like only yesterday we tied the ribbon on our last Patient Leader Survival kit and sent it out to our 14 WEGO Health Activist Awards Winners. But, guess what Patient Leader Network? It's that time again! The WEGO Health team is ready for another year of recognizing and celebrating #PatientLeaders in the online…

Peer power: Now is the time for healthcare to tap the sharing economy

When Robin Chase co-founded Zipcar in 2000, she saw an opportunity to turn a “world of scarcity” into a world of abundance. Her vision was simple: Make renting a car as easy and convenient as getting cash from an ATM. In her book, Peers Inc, Chase describes the sharing economy as a historic opportunity to…

#WEGOHealthChat Recap – Chronic Awareness: Awareness Never Stops

In case you missed our May #WEGOHealthChat, we’ve got this awesome recap for you! In this Twitter chat hosted by Amanda Greene (@LALupusLady), who is a passionate lupus patient leader, we the important of awareness and how to keep it in the forefront of everything you do! Don’t miss our monthly twitter chats on the second…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Tory Aquino

There are many reasons Patient Leaders get involved in advocacy, Tory's just happens to be her daughter.  Tory's  daughter, Mariah, was active and full of energy from birth, so it was alarming when her daughter started complaining of joint pains and suddenly became inactive at age four.  The cause of Mariah’s suffering was a mystery…
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