Items Tagged ‘PatientsLIkeMe’

September 9, 2011

PatientsLikeMe: Connecting People, Conducting Human Subjects Research

By Matthew Katz, MD mattkatz

The promise of health-oriented social networks is to empower people and improve their health. PatientsLikeMe, an early leader in this field, also allows paying customers to learn from members’ online interactions. But it goes a step further by conducting its own human subjects research using the health information its members share. In addition to allowing […]

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Tags: IRB, PatientsLIkeMe, research

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