Month: March 2019


2018 Top 10 Hilarious Patient Leaders

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leader community…

2018 Top 10 Patient Leader Blogs

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leaders community…

10 Tips for Setting Up a Blog and Reaching 1 Million Hits

I set my blog up in 2014 purely to help fundraise for a charity walk along 2000-year-old World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall. But it also gave me a platform to tell my story - awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer was also a listed aim of the adventure. In the beginning, I had to rely on…
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Through the Lens of a Patient: Dr. Rasu Shrestha on the Power of Patient Collaboration

At the HIMSS19 conference in February, we had the privilege to chat with Atrium Health Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Rasu Shrestha. Rasu had just wrapped up the inaugural Pharma Forum, which drew more than 225 attendees interested in new ways to foster engagement with the patient, provider and payer community. Beyond buzzwords There was plenty…

What Mark Zuckerberg’s Manifesto Means for Facebook’s Patient Communities

When it comes to bold pronouncements about Facebook’s future, ears in the patient community tend to perk up fast. And with good reason. Our most recent survey of patient leaders, conducted in February, indicates that more than 80% turn to social media for peer support. More than 73% say they use social media to stay…

4 Ways to Take Control of Your Healthcare

  Patient Leaders share a common passion for helping others, but there are a plethora of avenues to take your advocacy. Some leaders choose to run support groups, while others create communities on social media. Some Patient Leaders, like the 2018 WEGO Health Awards Healthcare Collaborator winner Amanda Greene, have focused on collaborating with healthcare companies as…
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