Tag: Healthcare


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,…

Presenting the 2018 WEGO Health Awards Finalists

We'd like to congratulate all of the nominees in this year's WEGO Health Awards. Every year we are blown away by the nominees and this year was no different. Each Patient Leader and Patient Leader team brings a unique perspective to the online health community and it's been a tremendous honor to learn more about…

In The News: Why Healthcare Needs Patient Leaders

WEGO Health CEO Jack Barrette recently spoke with Becker’s Hospital Review about the power of patient leaders. During the interview, Jack didn’t hesitate to call out some of the problems he sees in the healthcare industry, especially toward the goal of being patient-centered. “Most health systems continue to innovate for patients, instead of with patients,”…

2018 WEGO Health Award Categories

Cheers to another season of celebrating the online health communities. With 16 award categories, there is something for everyone. Check out the award categories below and nominate your fellow Patient Leaders. [su_row][su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""][su_accordion][su_spoiler title="Best in Show: Blog" open="no" style="default" icon="plus" anchor="" class="" text_color="#674cB"] Best in Show: Blog Whose blog do you absolutely love?…

Digital Therapeutics: Searching for Their Place in Healthcare

With the digital world connecting more and more directly to the physical world, it was only a matter of time before healthcare would be affected. In digital therapeutics, we are beginning to see how software can work in conjunction with traditional healthcare and therapeutics to deliver cost savings and better patient outcomes. Here are some…

HealtheVoices 2018: Finding My Tribe

  Finding My Tribe In 2012, I wrote my first blog about my journey with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There was no rhyme or reason to my post, I was simply telling my story. Over the next few weeks, my journey in blogging about IBD evolved into advocacy. I had found purpose in sharing information…
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