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October 06, 2015 10:46 AM ET

Health Care Technology

Company Overview of PatientsLikeMe, Inc.

Company Overview

PatientsLikeMe, Inc. operates an online health data and information sharing Website for patients. It enables patients to share data with other patients, caregivers, physicians, researchers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The company offers data and information on patients, treatments, symptoms, and research. Its data and information helps researchers learn how diseases act in the real world and accelerate the discovery of new treatments. PatientsLikeMe, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

155 Second Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

United States

Founded in 2004



Key Executives for PatientsLikeMe, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 50
Co-Founder, President and Director
Co-Founder and Chairman
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 60
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 42
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

PatientsLikeMe, Inc. Key Developments

PatientsLikeMe and the FDA Sign Research Collaboration Agreement

PatientsLikeMe and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a research collaboration agreement to determine how patient-reported data can give new insights into drug safety. Under the collaboration, PatientsLikeMe and the FDA will systematically explore the potential of patient-generated data to inform regulatory review activities related to risk assessment and risk management. The cornerstone of the FDA’s post-approval drug safety surveillance is a spontaneous reporting system consisting of individual case safety reports. Reporting adverse events to the FDA is mandatory for drug product manufacturers but voluntary for healthcare professionals and patients. The majority of these individual case safety reports are submitted by healthcare professionals and patients to drug product manufacturers, who then have regulatory requirements to report them to the FDA. The PatientsLikeMe data are generated in a different context by patients themselves, and provide important real-time insights into the nuances inherent in patients’ experiences over time, including drug tolerance, adherence and quality of life.

Patientslikeme Appoints Jason Johnson as Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Development

PatientsLikeMe appointed Jason Johnson as Executive Vice President and head of research and development (R&D). Johnson leads the company's research, data science, and informatics teams, which focus on analyzing and merging patient-reported and other data types to develop models of disease progression and generate new insights about disease, treatments, and health. Johnson reports directly to CEO Martin Coulter.

PatientsLikeMe, Inc. Names Michael Evers as New Executive Vice President of Consumer and Technology Group

PatientsLikeMe announced it has named Michael Evers the head of its newly-formed consumer and technology group. In this role, Evers will focus on creating value for patients and directing the company’s marketing, engineering, user experience and design, product management, patient advocacy and government compliance teams. He reports directly to CEO Martin Coulter. Evers joined the company as Executive Vice President of Marketing in 2012. Since then he has tripled the company’s member base to 325,000 members and significantly increased engagement on the site. He has also developed and expanded the company’s marketing capability and created the strategy and infrastructure for a strong partner network that includes Walgreens, Aetna and numerous other organizations and nonprofits. The new role is a promotion and expands Evers’ responsibilities to include design and development of the company’s website, which is widely lauded as a leading resource for patients to track their health, connect with others and contribute health data for research. Before joining the company, Evers was President of BroadMap.

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