Healthcare Industry

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

By David Goldsmith - November 5, 2018

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…

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Healthcare Industry

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

By Corinna Cornejo - October 30, 2018

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…

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Healthcare Industry

Social POV: Facebook for Patient Engagement

By Kayla Nelson - October 9, 2018

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,…

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Healthcare Industry

The Significance of Health 2.0 for Patient Leaders

By WEGO Health - October 5, 2018

I had the distinct pleasure of attending and speaking at Health 2.0, one of the industry’s most important health innovation conferences held from September 16-18,…

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Patient Leader Network

Presenting The 2018 WEGO Health Award Winners

By Kristen Long - October 2, 2018

Year after year, the WEGO Health Awards remind us just how powerful the online health community is. With over 4,000 nominations and over 30,0000 endorsements,…

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Healthcare Industry

Owning Your Health Identity: New Thinking for New Rights

By Corinna Cornejo - October 1, 2018

There’s growing concern that our personal health data, genetic data, and even in some cases our physical cells, are being collected and sold for profit—often…

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Healthcare Industry

In the News: Online Health Communities After Cambridge Analytica

By Kayla Nelson - September 24, 2018

Before the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook seemed to be on an endlessly upward trajectory. One of the platform’s biggest strengths had become group functionality. Over…

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