Have social networks help you in your own healthcare? Tell us why in this week's Empowered Patient Chat!

Have social networks helped you in your own healthcare? Tell us why and how in this week’s Empowered Patient Chat!

Mark your calendars for a very special Empowered Patient Chat on Twitter this Friday, December 12th at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern with Inspire.

John Novack from Inspire will be joining usĀ to discuss how and why people use social networks, especially to aid in their own healthcare. Here are some topics we will be discussing:

  • How can a newly diagnosed patient use social networks to learn more about their condition?
  • What are the benefits to a patient connecting and sharing on social networks?
  • How can doctors and patients use social networks to improve communication?
  • What should not be shared on social networks? What are the privacy concerns someone should be aware of?
  • What is the best way to get started using a social network to learn more about your health?


Patient Chat is a Tweetchat that is held on Twitter every other Friday and hosted by +Intake.Me at http://twitter.com/hashtag/patientchat or http://twubs.com/patientchat. By following the hashtag, #patientchat, on Twitter, you can see what everyone is posting about the topic during that time and interact with others. Check out our tweetchatĀ guidelines and etiquette for more information


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Darla Brown

CEO & Founder at Intake.me
Darla Brown is the co-founder and CEO of Intake.me and a life long technology enthusiast and nerd. Intake.me is a digital health company focused on empowering people in their health. Darla's career in technology spans two decades, where she has successfully led engineering teams in Los Angeles to build highly scalable, consumer-facing platforms for companies like ThisNext.com, Comedy.com, Taschen Books, E*TRADE, The Jim Henson Company, and many more. She transitioned her focus into healthcare after going through cancer treatment in 2010 and finding so few technologies created from the patient's perspective. She is a strong voice for patient-centered, value based care, as well as accessibility and transparency. She is also a registered yoga teacher and meditation teacher.
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