Letters Abandoned HealthSpace

Sharing access might increase engagement

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7209 (Published 20 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7209
  1. Paul Wicks, research and development director
  1. 1PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA
  1. pwicks{at}patientslikeme.com

Greenhalgh and colleagues report that HealthSpace fails to engage patients.1 At PatientsLikeMe we sought to maximise engagement by first building online communities for patients without effective treatments (for example, patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), where symptoms are complex and quality of life is impaired (for example, multiple sclerosis), and where patients don’t …

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