PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: A Look Ahead Episode 1

Interview R&D Director Paul Wicks: Our Director of Research and Development Paul Wicks PhD stopped by PatientsLikeMeOnCall™ to discuss the future of PatientsLikeMe research, some of the challenges we face and the powerful influence patients like you can have when you share your health data.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: A Look Ahead Clip

Friday March 18th, OnCall will be releasing its first series of 2011 called “A Look Ahead.” This series is going to look at some of the major shifts we see ahead for patients, patient care and patient/industry collaboration. We will be talking to co-founders of PatientsLikeMe Ben and Jamie Heywood as well as Head of business development and marketing at PatientsLikeMe David Williams and our head of research and development Paul Wicks. To kick this series off, we have a quick clip for you from my discussion with David Williams. In this episode David and I sat down to talk about the importance of patients and industry working together and David also gives us some examples of how patients and industry can work together.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: The Patient Rules

Interview with PatientsLikeMe leadership team: We recently sat down with our executive team here at PatientsLikeMe in our first-ever roundtable-format podcast. In this PatientsLikeMeOnCall™ interview, we ask Co-founders Ben and Jamie Heywood, Chief Marketing Officer David S. Williams III, and R&D Director Paul Wicks Ph.D. to discuss the history and future of PatientsLikeMe.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: The PatientVoice, Cher441

Interview with Parkinson's community member Cher441: In the PD quilt series finale, I sat down with Cher441 who currently has the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson's quilt and is using the quilt for raising awareness about Parkinson’s. Cher441 is involved with many support groups including, The Courageous Steps Group, The Parkinson’s Disease Bootcamp group, The Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region group, as well as several other local awareness groups near her. Recently, The Courageous Steps and Parkinson’s Disease Bootcamp groups hosted events where Cher441 brought the quilt for everyone to see.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: The Patient Voice, Aunti J

Interview with Parkinson's Community member Aunti J: In episode 4 of the PatientVoice we learn about Aunti J and how she has been living with inherited PD for most of her adult life. While she has plenty of first-hand experiences with PD, she has also been a caregiver for someone with the disease – her father. A wealth of knowledge with a big heart, Aunti J makes it a point to share as much as she can about what she has learned. When her father passed away, she came online looking for support and an opportunity to share with others. The PD community is thrilled that she found us! Hosted By Aaron Fleishman.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: The Patient Voice, VigWig

Interview with Parkinson's Community member VigWig: A few years back VigWig underwent surgery due to his Parkinson’s Disease. Word spread throughout the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson’s Disease community and to show the communities support for VigWig, the community decided to send VigWig the quilt so that when he returned to his room from surgery the quilt would be there waiting for him. A clear example of a community rallying together to become a family, here is VigWig’s story.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: The Patient Voice, BrownCat87

Interview with Parkinson's Community member BrownCat87: Wrap yourself up with the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson’s Disease quilt and Episode 2 of “The Patient Voice” podcast series. In this episode, PatientsLikeMe Parkinson's Disease community member BrownCat87 shares about everything from her experiences with depression to how DBS has helped her manage her condition to how this quilt made her feel like she was a part of something special. Listen in!

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: The Patient Voice, Pokie Too

Interview with Parkinson's Community member PokieToo:PatientsLikeMeOnCall(TM) presents the series premier of the Patient Voice. A few years ago, members of the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson's Disease community came together online and decided to create the quilt as a fun activity to get them through the winter season. Initially a fun passion project, the quilt has become an expression of the power of community. In the series premier we sit down and talk with the creator of the quilt Pokie Too. Pokie talks about what inspired her to create this quilt and what the quilt means to her.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: The Patient Voice Clip, BrownCat

Interview with Parkinson's member BrownCat87: A few years ago, members of the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson's Disease community came together online and decided to create the quilt as a fun activity to get them through the winter season. Each patch of the quilt is designed by a different member of the community and demonstrates, in a very personal way, something about the individual and her/his experience living with Parkinson’s Disease. Initially a fun passion project, the quilt has become an expression of the power of community. Little did the quilters know how much their project would end up impacting their lives, the lives of other members, and, even beyond that, the lives of people in the Parkinson’s disease community as a whole. To get you geared up for this five part series, here is a quick clip from our premiere interview with PD community member, Pokietoo. The premiere launches this Thursday (October 7th) at 2pm EST, and the other interviews will run every Thursday following. Hosted by Aaron Fleishman

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: Defining Patients as Partners

Interview with Chief Marketing Officer David Williams:In part two of our series, “The Value of Sharing Health Information,” we sit down with Chief Marketing Officer at PatientsLikeMe David S. Williams III. Recently featured in the BIO IT World magazine cover story entitled “A Social Approach to Patient Recruitment,” Dave talks about how openness and sharing play an integral role in aligning patients and industry needs. Hosted by Aaron Fleishman.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: It’s Official! Sharing Health Data Improves Outcomes

Interview with R&D Director at PatientsLikeMe Paul Wicks: In this podcast, Research Director Paul Wicks talks about the results of a PatientsLikeMe user survey recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). Entitled “Sharing Health Data for Better Outcomes on PatientsLikeMe,” the paper reveals the benefits many patients have reported from using the site. Hosted by Aaron Fleishman

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™: Know Thy Self- Measuring Your Quality of Life

Interview with Research Scientist Mike Massagli: Mike Masagli is on call, to discuss how the research and development team at PatientsLikeMe measures the quality of life of it's members through the quality of life survey. Hosted by Aaron Fleishman.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall™ PatientsLikeMe and Novartis Unite to Launch Community for Organ Transplant Rec

Interview with PatientsLikeMe Co-Founder Ben Heywood: Ben discusses how and why PatientsLikeMe and Novartis united to launch a new community for organ transplant recipients (including lung, heart, liver and kidney). Other topics covered: two new patient programs - PatientsLikeMeMentors and PatientsLikeMeInMotion. Hosted by Aaron Fleishman

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Real World Experiences on Drug Safety

Interview with Co-Founder of PatientsLikeMe Jamie Heywood: Jamie is on call for the first time to talk about the impact of patients' real-world experiences on drug safety and his vision for the future of a value-based healthcare system. Hosted by Aaron Fleishman

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Who’s #2 in Healthcare Innovation? You guessed it - PatientsLikeMe

Interview with PatientsLikeMe Co-founder Ben Heywood: In this first-ever PatientsLikeMe podcast, we sit down with Ben to discuss being ranked by Fast Company as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World. PatientsLikeMe was named #23 on the list; in the top 10 healthcare breakout, PatientsLikeMe made #2 behind powerhouse General Electric (GE). Hosted by Aaron Fleishman.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Nexus of Personalized Medicine and IT

Interview with R&D Director at PatientsLikeMe Paul Wicks: Back from the Personalized Medicine conference in Arizona, Paul is on call to talk about his experience at the conference and how PatientsLikeMe fits with personalized medicine. Hosted by Aaron Fleishman

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Improving Patient Engagement

Interview with PatientsLikeMe's Health Integrity Manager Sally Okun: Back from the Patient E-Centered Health Conference at The Stevens Institute of Technology, Sally Okun is on call to talk about fostering collaboration and patient engagement. Hosted by Aaron Fleishman.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Measuring Your Quality of Life

Interview with R&D Director at PatientsLikeMe Paul Wicks: Paul Wick is on call to talk about how to measure your quality of life through our PRO (Patient Reported Outcome) program in the PatientsLikeMe Epilepsy Community. Hosted By Aaron Fleishman

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Parkinson’s Unity Walk

Interview with Executive Director of the Parkinson's Disease Unity Walk Carol Walton | Hosted by Aaron Fleishman: April is Parkinson's Disease awareness month and PatientsLikeMe has a team of 30 people participating in the Parkinson's Unity Walk this year. PatientsLikeMeOnCall speaks to Carol Walton, Executive Director of the Unity Walk to give us some insight about the walk and how much it has grown over the years.

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PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Clinical Trial Recruitment via social media

Interview with Chief Marketing Officer David Williams | Hosted by Aaron Fleishman: Back from speaking at the CHI SCOPE Conference in Philadelphia, David is on call to talk about how industry can engage directly with patients through social media for clinical trial recruitment.

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