Month: January 2020

How Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Share Information Online

How Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Share Information Online

It’s no surprise that social media is playing a massive role in our healthcare. Not only do patients have the opportunity to interact with their care providers through apps and social networks, but they’re also interacting with fellow patients and caregivers, forming communities where they connect, share experiences, learn and support each other.   Patients…

What Do Patient Leaders Get Paid?

This question was extremely difficult to answer. Our community of patient leaders, while not "new" to the services they provide, are not as vast as many other fields--like surgeons, or accountants, or even novelists. There has been little public research on the topic. Fortunately, WEGO Health is one of the largest patient leader networks in…

Transparency among patient influencers is a must

A post on today's Health Affairs blog by Judy Butler and Adriane Fugh-Berman presses the case for transparency among patient influencers who work with pharmaceutical companies. The authors cite WEGO Health's work with patient influencers and the industry, and suggest "these kinds of relationships have the potential to blur the lines between patients’ intentions and those…
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