Social Networking meets Clinical Trials

I have been looking at Social Computing applications for business for a while.  Frankly, it took me a little time to get by head around all this.  I just don’t see how there would be a single Killer App to solve all issues.  However, there is no doubt that Social Computing applications are becoming more mainstream.  I wanted to capture some of the more interesting applications I have come across recently.  What is also really cool about the second one is how ‘it also allows would-be subjects with a personal health record (PHR) in Microsoft HealthVault or another system to import the information in lieu of filling out an online pre-screening form to be matched for trials.’

Health 2.0: Patients as Partners

Social networks like PatientsLikeMe let people take charge of their own care—changing the nature of drug research and the practice of medicine: http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/08_50/b4112058194219.htm

New Patients Can Tweet for Trials

http://www.ecliniqua.com/2009/04/27/trialX-twitter-recruitment.html

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