Using virtual communities to improve health – Kate Burke, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, PatientsLikeMe – Episode 52
Social media has helped consumers educate themselves about their health and connect with other patients who suffer from the same chronic conditions. But the explosion of health information has also caused collateral damage. On today’s episode, we welcome Kate Burke, MD, senior medical advisor for PatientsLikeMe. We discuss how virtual communities can overcome the pitfalls of social media and help patients better manage their condition, slow disease progression and give them control of their health.