For many, living with diabetes can be an overwhelming experience that comes with serious health concerns including heart attack, stroke, kidney complications and eye problems. However, Dr. Richard Jackson thinks there is another reason diabetes patients may feel overwhelmed… the medical establishment. “A typical diabetes education program series might tell you 150 things, but that might be 148 things too many.”
Welcome to the fifth installment of our latest PatientsLikeMeOnCall podcast series, entitled “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club.” This week’s guest is Dr. Taha Kass-Hout, Deputy Director of the Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare Information at the CDC. He came by PatientsLikeMe headquarters recently to discuss the BioSense project, an initiative launched following 9/11 and the subsequent Anthrax threats to create an integrated national public health surveillance system for early detection of potential bioterrorism-related illnesses.
This week’s interview is with PatientsLikeMe’s own Catherine Brownstein, PhD, MPH, who recently won a highly competitive award from the International Congress of Human Genetics (ICHG). One of our in-house Research Scientists, Dr. Brownstein captivated PatientsLikeMe headquarters last Friday with her Journal Club talk about what the ICHG award means as well as how the study of genetics can influence healthcare decisions.
PatientsLikeMeOnCall™ continues its weekly podcast series, “It’s Friday - Let’s Journal Club.” In this installment, PatientsLikeMe member Sarah Taylor stopped by the PatientsLikeMe office to talk about her experiences with using PatientsLikeMe and living with type 1 diabetes since the age of nine. Sarah also shares some helpful tips for newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes patients.
Interview with Kevin Dykstra Ph.D.:PatientsLikeMe’s Aaron Fleishman sat down with Dr. Kevin Dykstra Ph.D. to learn more about how his team is working to measure the clinical utility of treatments in a systematic, quantitative way. Listen in to hear what exactly that involves and why Dr. Dykstra feels PatientsLikeMe is a “treasure trove of information” that is “incredibly useful” for both patients and drug developers
Interview with David Hale, project manager of PillBox; Hosted by Aaron Fleishman. Aaron Fleishman sat down with Hale to learn more about Pillbox’s goal of creating a one-stop resource for identifying unknown pills as well as how the project aligns with the Open Government Initiative enacted by President Obama. Tune in below to hear how Hale and his team took drug labeling data from “open to actionable” by listening closely to affected communities.
How can we put patients back at the center of healthcare? What barriers do we need to break through so that patients like you can openly share your health information? Co-founder of PatientsLikeMe Ben Heywood answers these questions and more in the fourth and final episode of our “A Look Ahead” podcast series.
Interview with Co-Founder Jamie Heywood: Why does the healthcare industry need to shift from drug safety to patient safety? Co-Founder of PatientsLikeMe Jamie Heywood explains in this week’s edition of “A Look Ahead.” In this interview, Jamie explains the difference between drug safety and patient safety, why it is so important for healthcare to adapt more to patient safety and what this shift would mean for the future of healthcare.