Category Archives: patient education
By Guest Blogger | Published: April 7, 2014
By Philip Ward. The new Internet Library from the European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) will come online towards the end of 2015, and will be available in seven European languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish and Russian), project director Jan Geissler revealed at last week’s workshop held in Warsaw, Poland, and organized by EUPATI.
By Guest Blogger | Published: April 1, 2014
by Andrew Spong (originally published on stwem.com) The air of despondency that is descending over the pharmaceutical industry’s use of social media is perverse. It has nothing to do with a putative (and also fictive) absence of interest on the patient’s part in connecting with the pharmaceutical industry. It has everything to do with the […]
By Marylyn Donahue | Published: March 27, 2014
Either the doctor’s best friend or nightmare, the e-patient movement (the ‘e’ could stand for engaged or empowered) is here to stay and growing, writes Marylyn Donahue. Championing patients as full partners in their own medical care, via the use of online communities and social media sites are slowly but surely turning patients into participants […]
By Pharm Exec | Published: February 21, 2014
In this short video, Brianna Cayo-Cotter, Change.org’s managing director of communications, talks to Pharm Exec about how advocacy organizations and individual patients are getting more involved in every facet of the healthcare system, from drug R&D, to federal and state policy, all fueled by the hour-to-hour passion of living with a disease.
By Ben Comer | Published: January 21, 2014
The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics worked up a methodology for assessing the effectiveness of pharma’s social media efforts across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, according to three indices: reach (total number of people reached through each channel via likes, shares and re-tweets); relevance (extent to which content is being shared and forwarded); and relationship (amount […]