AIS’s Health Business Daily

By Michael E. Carbine, Editor

“PatientsLikeMe, a social networking Web site, provides an interactive online community for patients with what Ben Haywood, a co-founder, calls ‘life changing illnesses:’ Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), HIV and mood disorders.

“But what makes the Web site’s business model particularly interesting is its focus on aggregating data that payers, providers and industry can use to create products and services that improve the lives of patients.”

PatientsLikeMe is a CommerceNet portfolio company.

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