Inspire CEO Brian Loew speaks about online patient communities

Inspire develops and maintains disease-specific online communities that connect patients, families, and caregivers for support and information. The company works with about 70 non-profit partner organizations and derives its income primarily from sponsors who are interested in accessing Inspire community members. In this podcast interview, Inspire CEO Brian Loew and I discuss the “e-patient” movement, ways patients interact in the communities, the pharmaceutical industry’s interest in working with Inspire, and ways that the company builds trust and allows members to control access to their own information.

January 5, 2011

3 thoughts on “Inspire CEO Brian Loew speaks about online patient communities”

  1. Interesting information! Thank you for this, would be interested to know what percentage of patients you think engage in online conversations to help manage their disease processes (especially diabetes) and how older Americans may or may not be engaging in online message boards, etc.

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