101 - 250 employees
Series D+
Consumer
eCommerce & Marketplaces
Healthcare & Pharma

PatientsLikeMe Company Overview

PatientsLikeMe, the world’s largest personalized health network, helps people find new options for treatments, connect with others, and take action to improve their outcomes. The company has worked with every major pharmaceutical company and a range of government organizations to bring the patient voice to research, development and public policy. With 500,000 members, PatientsLikeMe is a trusted source for real-world disease information and a clinically robust resource that has published more than 100 research studies.

PatientsLikeMe is now a central part of iCarbonX's Digital Life Alliance, which is working to combine biological and patient-generated data with artificial intelligence technology to more rapidly detect meaningful signals about health, disease and aging, deliver a personalized guide for living a healthy life, and help industry learn even more about how to improve outcomes, and lives.

Jobs at PatientsLikeMe

 
4 Jobs Listed
Cambridge
Why PatientsLikeMe? The healthcare system isnt doing enough for patients, but you can help change that. PatientsLikeMe is leading the social medicine space by allowing people to: share their health data, track their progress, help others, and change medicine for good. Each time someone shares their experience, theyre helping the next person diagnosed learn what could really work for them, and helping researchers shorten the path to new treatments. Were passionate about improving the lives of patients, improving the healthcare system, working on hard technical...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Why PatientsLikeMe? The healthcare system isnt doing enough for patients, but you can help change that. PatientsLikeMe is leading the social medicine space by allowing people to: share their health data, track their progress, help others, and change medicine for good. Each time someone shares their experience, theyre helping the next person diagnosed learn what could really work for them, and helping researchers shorten the path to new treatments. Were passionate about improving the lives of patients, improving the healthcare system, working on hard technical...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Why PatientsLikeMe? The healthcare system isnt doing enough for patients, but you can help change that. PatientsLikeMe is leading the social medicine space by allowing people to share their health data, track their progress, help others, and change medicine for good. Each time someone shares their experience, theyre helping the next person diagnosed learn what could really work for them, and helping researchers shorten the path to new treatments. At PatientsLikeMe were passionate about improving the lives of patients, improving the healthcare system, working on hard...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Opportunities with PatientsLikeMe. A career at PatientsLikeMe means youre part of the worlds largest personalized health network, helping people find new options for treatments and take action to improve their outcomes. Were now part of the Research and Development unit in the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, backed by the resources of a Fortune 5 organization working to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. That means we can extend our services to even more people, providing real-world disease information through...
Software Engineering/QA
160 Second Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Your opportunity: do good, feel good

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Lots of companies say they're mission-driven, but at PatientsLikeMe, it's in our DNA

The work we do is challenging, rewarding, always evolving, and often complicated. But it's never boring. This is your chance to join a close-knit gang of smart, passionate people who are as excited as ever about changing the future of healthcare. And we're growing like crazy. Join us and we'll make that future together.

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Our story

Inspired by their brother Stephen's journey with ALS, Ben and Jamie Heywood, along with their longtime friend Jeff Cole, created PatientsLikeMe as a health data-sharing platform.

Our innovative technology helps patients improve their outcomes by connecting with and learning from thousands of others just like them. In the process, they donate what we call data for good. That's real-world information that helps healthcare companies create better healthcare products and services based on real patients' needs.

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Our work helps 500,000+ patients with 2700+ conditions live better, together

We're transforming how patients manage their own condition...

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Garth, living with cancer

"It certainly doesn't help me to keep my symptoms or my side effects secret. I feel that I owe other patients my experience. If I donate my data, if I share with an organization that can put it together and see a pattern... I'm helping all of the patients."

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Letitia, living with epilepsy

"I've made it my passion to share my story and resources with others who are suffering and/or know someone who is suffering from uncontrollable seizures and epilepsy."

…and changing the way the industry conducts research and improves patient care

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The lithium study

In a groundbreaking study spearheaded by ALS patients, we analyzed the effects of lithium carbonate on ALS. Our findings refuted the results of a major clinical trial — an unexpected and unmatched moment in the world of medicine.

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Collaboration with the FDA

In 2015, we began a partnership with the FDA to explore how patient-reported data can lead to new insights about drug safety. For the first time, the FDA is analyzing patient-generated health data to understand the real-world impact of taking medications over time, and to potentially identify benefits and risks earlier.

 

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Elevating the patient voice at TEDMED

As PatientsLikeMe's Vice President for Advocacy, Policy and Patient Safety, Sally Okun brings the patient voice to health policy discussions at the national and global level. The first nurse to grace the TED stage, Sally spoke at TEDMED about the need to bridge the gap between the patients' lexicon and the overcomplicated language of the healthcare industry.

 
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We're on a mission, but we have fun, too

PatientsLikeMe takes culture — and coffee — seriously. From our annual Tough Mudder team to our coffee machine with 36 ways to get caffeinated (we counted), you could say we're an energetic bunch. And we stay fueled creatively, too, with endless opportunities to keep learning beyond our everyday jobs.

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Journal Club brings everyone together on Fridays for an informal presentation from a guest speaker — we've had everyone from Harvard PhDs to a four-star general.

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Office hangouts - It's not unusual to want to stick around past 5 PM — karaoke night, happy hours, and a sweet smorgasbord for PI Day are just a few reasons.

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Volunteering opportunities - Sometimes — like helping out at Rosie's Place women's shelter — we take it outside the office for a good cause (and a good time).

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Our visionary leaders drive us closer to a future of better healthcare

At PatientsLikeMe, it takes unique skills, experience, and passion to meet the challenges of our mission — which is why we've got some of the best and brightest at the helm. Below, meet a few of the industry experts you'll get to work alongside.

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Jamie Heywood
Co-Founder and Chairman

"Our medical system could be better in so many ways and over the last decade my passion has been to find ways to both improve the way treatments are developed for disease and the way patients receive medical care."

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Monique Levy
Senior VP, Head of Customer Strategy and Value Delivery

"I'm passionate about reducing randomness in care — especially when it comes to how decisions are made and how we take care of ourselves — by listening to patients and using the right technology."

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Paul Wicks
VP of Innovation

"I think what's really exciting is the scale we're operating under... [It's] unparalleled in power in the research world and that is what gets me up every morning."

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Kim Goodwin
VP, Product & User Experience

"There are some questions we all have as patients that our doctors can't answer: What's it really like to live with this condition? How can I have good relationships, stay productive, or manage the costs of all this? I'm excited about helping patients answer those questions for each other."

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We offer the best benefits in the heart of Cambridge's biotech center

Happy employees, prime location. Discover the sweet spot of working environments (you'll love the third-floor patio, too.)

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Generous benefits

Competitive salary, stock options, medical & dental, retirement, 20 days paid time off, 10 paid holidays, a great work-life balance, and more!

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160 Second Street, Cambridge, MA

Located in Boston's life sciences hub, our office is easily accessible from both the Green and Red MBTA lines.

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October 22, 2019
“Living with lupus [a systemic autoimmune disease] is difficult. I thrive by staying positive,” says 2019 Team of Advisors member, Juana (@Juanymata). Advocating on behalf of lupus patients like herself is one key way Juana stays positive. Off and running Only months after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, Juana Mata and her two sisters formed a team to […] The post “You are not alone.” Meet lupus advocate and PatientsLikeMe Team of ...
March 20, 2019
Chills. Goosebumps. Tingles. “Autonomic sensory meridian response” or ASMR is described as a pleasurable wave of calm that comes to some people during exposure to gentle actions and/or sounds: think whispering, tapping fingernails or turning pages. These ordinary audio and visual triggers can inspire a deeply soothing effect on many people – making ASMR potentially […] The post What’s ASMR? The phenomenon everyone’s whispering about appeared first on PatientsLikeMe. ...
February 27, 2019
Podcasts are super popular, so let’s chat about what helps you chill out…with your earbuds in. Whose voices and which topics or types of podcasts do you find most de-stressing? Take a look at what folks around the web and here in the PatientsLikeMe forums have to say about podcasts and ideas for “easy listening.” Ideas from […] The post Easy listening: Podcasts for relaxation appeared first on PatientsLikeMe. ...
February 20, 2019
Member Julia (mjguimaraes), a product designer in Montreal who’s living with Raynaud’s disease and multiple autoimmune conditions, is creating hand-warmers and other smart gear intended to help patients. She even involved fellow PatientsLikeMe members in shaping her first product. What’s in the works? Check it out! Helping (cold) hands Julia is originally from Brazil and began to […] The post “Smart” gear for cold hands due to Raynaud’s? appeared first...
February 6, 2019
Keto. Carnivore. Fasting. What should you know about these diet buzzwords and the potential benefits or risks, especially when you’re living with an existing or chronic health condition? Take a peek (and always talk with your doctor before making big dietary changes). 3 hot diet trends in 2019 According to Google Trends data (accessed in early 2019), […] The post Keto + other diet trends: Healthy or hype? appeared first on PatientsLikeMe. ...