January2011

  • Embarrassing Bodies; Maverick Television; Channel 4

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    If people feel that a health issue is too embarrassing to speak directly with their doctor about, why not encourage them instead to reveal all in front of 8 million Internet users? This seems to be...
  • Three success factors for healthcare engagement

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    As we interviewed finalists in our Healthcare Engagement Awards 2011, reviewing initiatives from all around the world using a wide range of channels, three components stood out as clear influencers of success: Content, Partnerships, and Innovation....
  • Text to Change / text4baby / Indian Blood Donors

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    SMS text-based strategies to achieve health outcomes Although the Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards does not set out to focus on any particular channel, we do sometimes come across a channel that stands out for special recognition....
  • Dave deBronkart / Alex Butler / Sabine Kostevc

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    Each year we highlight the people who have made a significant impact in healthcare engagement. Whilst last year’s People in Healthcare Engagement have all continued to innovate, this year we have selected three more stars of...
  • Born HIV Free; The Global Fund

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution that, to date, has committed US$ 21.7 billion in 150 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment and care against three major diseases....
  • Psoriasis 360; Janssen

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    If the Internet has changed the landscape of healthcare engagement, creating an environment of ‘participatory medicine’ where patients take a greater responsibility for their own health through access to better information, then the smartest pharmaceutical companies...
  • The Diabetes Hands Foundation

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    In last year’s Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards, The Diabetes Hands Foundation’s TuDiabates patient social network won the Best Patient Community Award for its outstanding social network of diabetes patients. Clearly not content to rest on their...
  • Can You Feel My Pain; Pfizer with European Patient Groups

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    “I have had Chronic pain for the last 8 years it affects me every day of my life and I feel useless as I can’t even sit in a chair for a period of time or...
  • CureTogether

    by - Jan 31, 2011
    In many ways, CureTogether captures the essence of how the Internet is changing healthcare. A startup operating with just 2½ people, born out of one patient’s frustration search for answers, the social network has grown to...
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