The “Journal Club” at data-generating Patients Like Me

Patients Like Me in Cambridge, Mass  runs online patient support groups, generates data from users and feeds it  to researchers.

They also generate a lot of multimedia. Check it out this podcast on their weekly gathering.

Every Friday, PatientsLikeMe holds “Journal Club” in our Boston headquarters with a different guest speaker.

This week’s guest interview is with Sarah Taylor, a type 1 diabetes patient, registered nurse (RN) and friend of the company.

…Last week we were privileged to hear from Dave Hale, Project Manager for Pillbox, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) patient safety initiative. And thanks to PatientsLikeMeOnCall’s new podcast series “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club,” you’ll get to hear from him too.

After Journal Club last week, PatientsLikeMe’s 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.

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