Patient Engagement. It means different things to different people. Until recently, the term was mostly used by corporations as a euphemism for brand loyalty to their medical products, or by healthcare providers as the antidote to “noncompliance.” We at the ‘Mine think of engagement not so much as what others convince us to do, but as a chance for patients to take the reigns, acting as catalysts for change themselves. That’s what the DiabetesMine Innovation…Read more »
Times keep a’changin’ in how the diabetes industry interacts with patients.
Remember how it used to be, many years ago? When these companies making diabetes devices and medicines didn’t take our views into consideration in making decisions?
Then came the first-ever Diabetes Social Media Summit, in which Roche hosted a bunch of bloggers and online advocates back in 2009.
Now, after four consecutive patient Summits, with other pharma giants such as Medtronic and Lilly following…
About a dozen diabetes bloggers and advocates will be gathering in Indianapolis early next week for the second annual Lilly Diabetes Summit.
The ‘Mine will be there participating — actually, I will, since the Lilly HQ is right up the road about 10 miles from my house, so no need for fancy travel arrangements.
Everyone arrives Sunday April 28, and we’ll have a meetup over dinner that night, before the “official business” portion of the…
Everyone wants to know what the patient community is thinking these days. The explosion of social media and patient advocacy has fueled the desire for Pharma, device companies, health organizations and insurers to seek out our perspective and input — which is a wonderful development!
This is happening not just in diabetes, but across the broader spectrum of health conditions. But the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) does stand out, as it seems to be the…