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Congratulations to Informatics grad student Jed Brubaker, Computer Science grad student Caitlin Lustig and Informatics faculty member Gillian Hayes on having their paper,
‘PatientsLikeMe: Empowerment and Representation in a Patient-Centered Social Network’ accepted to CSCW-2010.
“We examine the patient networking site PatientsLikeMe relative to current trends in medicine toward patient-centered care and empowerment. We focus on both patient and institutional demands for personal medical data. Given PatientsLikeMe’s mixture of social networking and health management tools, we consider the role of online health communities in the changing patient/provider relationship, and the use of patient-provided medical data.”
Congratulations Jed, Caitie and Gillian!