Patient Influencers See a Boost from Facebook News Feed Changes

POV by Jack Barrette, CEO & Founder, WEGO Health   What has changed?   Mark Zuckerberg announced in January that Facebook changed its algorithm to promote more personal content over content created by publishers and brands. Zuckerberg wrote, "As we roll this out, you'll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media.…

Top 5 Twitter Patient Leaders to Watch

From 140 characters to a seemingly massive 280-character count, Twitter is ever-changing and ever-growing. Check out these stats: There are 500 million tweets sent per day and 330 million monthly active users. Currently valued at $16 billion, Twitter’s revenue is growing. Q3 2016 revenue was $616 million, compared to Q3 revenue of 2015 which was…

Rare Disease Day: Importance of Fundraising and Research

For some 30 million Americans living with a rare disease is part of everyday life. Many individuals suffering from a rare disease go to sleep and wake up with the same understanding and outlook of the disease as they did the day before, or even years before - there is no reprieve. In the United…

#WEGOHealthChat Recap: Balancing Self-Care and Advocacy

For the month of love, we focused on self-care and how to continue to put yourself first - even when it's tough! Our co-hosts, @RieOfLetters and @PCOSSUpportGirl, both massive supporters of self-care and self-care practices, shared incredibly useful suggestions and tips for putting yourself first and still being a great advocate. Looking for the best…

7 Secrets to Successful Patient Expert Collaboration

Jack Barrette, WEGO Health CEO, recently sat down with Dan Couchman Kendall of Digital Health to chat about how to identify, collaborate with, and leverage the professional skill set of Patient Experts. They discussed the challenges in patient-centric engagements and in working with the true experts – subject matter experts living with a health condition…

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