Month: September 2018


In the News: Online Health Communities After Cambridge Analytica

Before the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook seemed to be on an endlessly upward trajectory. One of the platform’s biggest strengths had become group functionality. Over 100 million people are members of groups on the social media platform. These groups have grown to be especially meaningful for patients. Following news of the major data breach, Facebook…

Biological Property Rights: Are Your Cells, Genome, and Personal Data Truly Yours?

Whether people realize it or not, their every move online, and sometimes offline as well, is being captured by data brokers. These brokers feed a $50 billion market research industry with information that is primarily used to sell us things. Like those awesome wireless headphones you recently searched for and now seem to see everywhere you…

In the News: Four Ways Crowdsourcing Drives Healthcare Innovation

At WEGO Health, we see healthcare innovation happening every day. Our Chief Strategy Officer, David Goldsmith, recently wrote a piece for Forbes highlighting some of the specific ways that crowdsourcing drives healthcare innovation. Crowdsourcing has been around in one way or another for quite some time but advances in technology have made it a much…

Presenting the 2018 WEGO Health Awards Finalists

We'd like to congratulate all of the nominees in this year's WEGO Health Awards. Every year we are blown away by the nominees and this year was no different. Each Patient Leader and Patient Leader team brings a unique perspective to the online health community and it's been a tremendous honor to learn more about…

In the News: Harlow On Healthcare Discusses Patient-Centered Solutions with David Goldsmith

On the Harlow on Healthcare radio show and podcast, host David Harlow chats with healthcare innovation leaders. Earlier this summer, David Goldsmith was his featured guest. Speaking about David’s role as Chief Strategy Officer at WEGO Health, the two Davids discuss the specific ways WEGO Health is helping to connect life sciences companies with patient…
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