PatientsLikeMe tool matches patients around the world with clinical trials

By Jamie Thompson
02:37 PM

Patient network and real-time research platform PatientsLikeMe announced its clinical trials tool at Europe’s Health Innovation Expo 2013, hosted by the National Health Service (NHS).

The tool pulls from open data to match patients around the world with clinical trials based on their condition and location. The U.S. prototype was launched in 2012.

"Open data helps us accelerate the pace of research, and it's crucial we do everything possible to match patients to trials that might advance treatment and help them live better with their condition," said Paul Wicks, PatientsLikeMe research director. "We're excited to be at this year's Expo to learn what British and European healthcare innovation has in store for the NHS."