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What Healthcare Can Learn from Beauty Brands About Influencer Marketing – Health Article

Influencer marketing is a powerful tool in the WEGO Health arsenal. Connecting patient influencers with life sciences companies can drive impressive results, not just in terms of ROI, but in building trust.  Our ability to help our clients successfully navigate the rapidly-changing influencer marketing landscape is made easier by having experts on our team who know the space well. People like Shannon Meskouris, our Patient Leader Network Recruitment Manager.  Before joining WEGO Health, Shannon worked in social media, PR, and…

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2018 Top 10 Best in Show: Youtube – Health Article

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leaders community members endorsed, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Patient Leaders in each category.   The Best in Show: Youtube category highlights the individuals and teams who’s…

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How The WEGO Health Awards Work – Health Article

Originally coined the “WEGO Health Activist Awards,” the WEGO Health Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: To empower Patient Leaders. We connect with countless patient advocates, influencers, and healthcare collaborators who are helping others and transforming healthcare – often without any formal recognition. Since its inception in 2011, the WEGO Health Awards have proven to be one of the best ways to connect the healthcare industry with top patient influencers. The WEGO Health Awards offer a…

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Patient Leaders are Solidly Behind Drug Price Transparency – Health Article

With consumers feeling the pinch of healthcare costs more intensely than ever, the debate over cost transparency is only getting more heated. Nobody is feeling that heat more than pharma. Prescription drugs are an ever-increasing share of our out-of-pocket medical costs. And by all accounts, it’s going to get worse. The CMS Office of the Actuary estimates that prescription drug spending is going to grow faster than all other major sectors of health care, averaging 6.3 percent for 2017-2026. That’s…

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It’s Time to Make a Bigger Dent: WEGO Health’s Reinvention – Health Article

Every company reinvents itself. Sometimes it’s skin-deep, like rolling out a new logo or a bolder mission statement. Other times, it fundamentally changes how a company solves problems and achieves a social impact. In the twelve years since I founded WEGO Health, the process of reinvention has never really stopped. That’s not to say it has always been deliberate and predictable. On the contrary. The “great recession” of 2008 hit us like a freight train before we’d even reached our…

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2018 Top 10 Patient Leader Heroes – Health Article

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leaders community members endorsed, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Patient Leaders in each category.  These are a particularly special group of Patient Leaders. Their dedication is igniting…

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Patient Influencer Perspectives on Social Media – Health Article

The 100,000+ patients who make up the WEGO Health Patient Leader Network are at the core of everything we do. We believe they are transforming healthcare for the better and it’s gratifying to see more and more life sciences companies recognizing the extraordinary value patients bring to the table. Working with highly engaged advocates and influencers allows us to glean insights that will ultimately help life sciences companies better connect with patient communities. Social media is one way to do…

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2018 Top 10 Best in Show: Twitter – Health Article

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leaders community members endorsed, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Patient Leaders in each category.  These Top 10 Best in Show: Twitter Patient Leaders manage to create easily…

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Top 3 Tips for Patients Facing a New Diagnosis – Health Article

Facing a new diagnosis may bring fear, anxiety and a search on Dr. Google (only to reveal the worst possible scenarios of course). Fortunately, there are hundreds of patient communities and leaders online ready to embrace and support you as you begin your patient journey. WEGO Health Awards Best Kept Secret Patient Leader, Amber Wallace, is sharing her top 3 tips for new patients to gain control of their situation and make the most of it.   Tip #1 |…

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How Peer Mentorship Can Impact Healthcare Delivery – Health Article

Patient advocates and influencers have provided peer mentorship for years, but healthcare providers are only now starting to embrace the practice to support healthcare delivery. Julie Croner, our Patient Leader Network Director here at WEGO Health, was recently featured on an expert panel convened by Shared Purpose Connect to look at the growing use of peer mentors in chronic care management. According to Eric Glazer, CEO of Shared Purpose Connect, the goal of the roundtable was to draw attention to…

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