IBD Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 22nd, 2018

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) community had a big showing in last year's WEGO Health Awards, in fact, there were quite a few Crohn's and ulcerative colitis patients that walked away winners! There are approximately 10 million people living with IBD worldwide, and we're here to showcase just a few today, showing you all the…

How Digital Therapeutics are Transforming the FDA

Digital therapeutics are poised to dramatically change the pharma landscape by marrying software with clinical interventions to produce more effective and economical treatments and therapies. As with any transformational change in a regulated industry, the development of digital therapeutics has initiated a regulatory transformation as well, one that promises to redefine the inner workings of…

Understanding Patient Engagement with Facebook

Despite some recent missteps, Facebook remains a thriving place for online patient communities. Understanding how patients are using Facebook can help those in the healthcare industry leverage the platform to better engage with patients and caregivers.   Why do patients use Facebook? Patients use Facebook the same way and for the same reasons that most…

Postpartum Depression Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 8th, 2018

It is estimated that the reported rate of clinical postpartum depression among women is between 10%-20% of all live births, which is a lot of moms and yet so many moms wait a significant amount of time to seek help, if ever. PPD is topic that we are starting to see more often in the news, but…

How The WEGO Health Awards Work

Originally coined the “WEGO Health Activist Awards,” the WEGO Health Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: To empower Patient Leaders. We connect with countless patient advocates, influencers, and experts who are helping others and transforming healthcare – often without any formal recognition. Since the WEGO Health Patient Leader Network is centered…
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