Category: WEGO Health


In The News: The Patient-Collaborator Movement Hits Pharma

Some players in the life science industry have seen certain patient groups as antagonists in the past but the tide is turning. Our founder and CEO, Jack Barrette, recently spoke with MedCityNews about the movement to recast patients as collaborators. This idea has long been at the heart of the WEGO Health mission, but Jack…

Patients as Consumers: Where Will Their Dollars Go?

As the healthcare system in the U.S. evolves in response to the changing technology and regulatory landscape, patients are being recast as health consumers. Better informed and more conscious of costs, patients are expected to be smarter shoppers when it comes to deciding their healthcare options and spending their dollars. The potential impact is immense.…

2018 WEGO Health Awards Ceremony at the Connected Health Conference

During the year, those of us at WEGO Health have the opportunity to work with countless Patient Leaders and connect them with healthcare companies who are looking for patients insights and collaboration. Each and every one of us here at WEGO Health loves the work we do and find absolute joy every time we launch…

Has the “Gimme My Damn Data” movement reached a tipping point?

It’s been nearly ten years since Dave deBronkart was invited by Gunther Eysenbach to keynote the Medicine 2.0 Congress in Toronto. Eysenbach, a medical doctor and health informaticist, was putting the final touches on the conference program and had phoned Dave to ask him what title he wanted to use for his upcoming speech. Dave…

Patient Empowerment: The Path to Better-Informed Health Decisions?

Patient empowerment. There’s no single, agreed-upon definition of what it is or how to get to it. But, patient empowerment is generally seen as leading to collaborative, coordinated care. It supports an approach to care that honors the patient’s preferences, values, cultural traditions, and socioeconomic conditions. All of these characteristics are cornerstones of patient-centered healthcare,…

Social POV: Facebook for Patient Engagement

Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has quickly become the most ubiquitous social media platform. From its early days of connecting students on college campuses, Facebook honed its connection-making skills to become one of the easiest ways for people to connect online. In the past few years, it has become apparent that Facebook offers particular…
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