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  • PatientsLikeMe is a social network where patients can share their experiences of illness
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CASE STUDY

PatientsLikeMe: opening up healthcare

People and organisations are becoming connected in new ways. PatientsLikeMe is a social network where people share their experiences of illness, providing data for healthcare research.

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Scope
As information is both consumed and contributed, people and organisations are becoming connected in entirely new ways. [1] PatientsLikeMe is a social network where over 170,000 people share their experiences of illness, providing data for healthcare research.

In this information age, expansive and varied data collection is changing research and development like never before. [2] Knowledge still equates to power, but a new kind of power is emerging – one that can only be derived from the active community participation of individuals, each willing to share their own experiences.

In healthcare, ...

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