PatientsLikeMe (PLM) is an online community where patients share their personal experiences with a disease other patients as they find, and learn from each other. The company was founded by Jamie and Ben Heywood, as their 29-year-old brother was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In less than five years, PLM has grown to 15 patients municipalities where more than 80,000 patients to discuss 19 diseases. In December 2010 PLM will discuss the planned introduction of a common platform that would be expan … Read more »

PatientsLikeMe (PLM) is an online community where patients share their personal experiences with a disease other patients as they find, and learn from each other. The company was founded by Jamie and Ben Heywood, as their 29-year-old brother was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In less than five years, PLM has grown to 15 patients municipalities where more than 80,000 patients to discuss 19 diseases. In December 2010 PLM will discuss the planned introduction of a general platform that covered the number of cases of 19, would expand to about 3,500. Is it the right move, and what does PLM need to do to make it a success?
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Sunil Gupta,
Jason Riis
Source: Harvard Business School
22 pages.
Release Date: 16 February 2011. Prod #: 511093-PDF-ENG
PatientsLikeMe: An online community of patients HBR case solution

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