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Can Social Networking Revolutionize Disease Management?

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For over a decade, patients have been turning to the Internet for health information and support. At least one new online venture gives patients th...
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    For over a decade, patients have been turning to the Internet for health information and support. At least one new online venture gives patients the opportunity to access data about medications and therapies and their effects and outcomes. But this isn't clinical trial data. This is detailed, highly quantified, "real-world" data that patients put on the social networking site Patients Like Me about themselves, in order to connect with others who share their disease and learn from their experiences. Co-founder and chairman Jamie Heywood, a graduate of MIT, talks to host Bruce Japsen about privacy, doctor-patient communication, conflict of interest, and the potential effect on pharmaceutical development of giving patients the opportunity to review their treatments.

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