Alliance Health

There have been plenty of success stories of online networks that help aggregate individuals with a common interest in a health condition. PatientsLikeMe, MedHelp, DailyStrength, Sermo to name some. So it was only a matter of time before we saw a network of networks....

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Ben’s Friends

The long tail of rare medical conditions has mostly been an unexplored market. Office of Rare Disease Research at NIH defines a disease or disorder as rare when it affects fewer than 200,000 people in America. Another non-profit organization, the National Organization...

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TruthOnCall

Twitter seems to have legitimized the value behind aggregating real-time conversations from a large group of participants. Ironically though, even as twitter continues to find it's own business model, startups like TruthOnCall are applying the same fundamental concept...

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Doximity

Doximity is a mobile-based social network for physicians. It brings back memories of Sermo, which was my first review, written more than two years ago. Doximity  was started by Jeff Tangney who was also one of the co-founders of Epocrates- an extremely popular...

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MeYou Health

MeYou Health is a 'well-being company', in their own words. Their offerings help users engage in a healthy lifestyle, using their social network support. If you are like me, that doesn't really tell you what they do. So I decided to find out more. MeYou Health started...

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Psych Central

In their own words 'Psych Central is the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health social network'. From what I can find, it seems to be true. They have been online since 1995, and last year got close to half a million unique visitors. So consider it as...

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CareFlash

CareFlash has an interesting take on social networking for patients. It lets you create a private, secure website to inform and update your family/friends about your medical condition- an online 'community' of sorts. Good concept. Having an invite-only, private...

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Cure Together

CureTogether was started in July 2008 as a way for patients to aggregate their anonymous medical data into an open-source database that can be used by any researcher in the world. They started with three conditions - migraine, endometriosis, and vulvodynia but now...

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Ozmosis

Nothing new here. Ozmosis is based on the now-old concept of physician networking website, with features like knowledge exchange, journal club, cases, alerts, news etc. Looking at dataopedia, they don't have much traction either (roughly 1K visitors per month)....

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Oncocentric

Online communities are nothing new to healthcare. What seems to be the trend is increasing vertical focus. Oncocentric (also called MedTrust Online) was launched in January 2009 as an online community for oncologists. Their aim is to help find, manage and share...

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