Technology project to analyse thousands of personal experiences of rheumatoid arthritis drugs

Published: 31 Oct 2016

A new type of academic research will investigate treatment and management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), by using software to analyse thousands of real life experiences of RA drugs.

The research study, launching in November, is being run by three distinct organisations - the social network HealthUnlocked, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) and The University of Manchester. It will review and assess first hand experiences of drug usage and side-effects from thousands of people living with the condition through conversations, engagement and discussions happening about the condition on social media.

NRAS HealthUnlocked screenshot

The information will be sourced from a dedicated RA support forum, run by NRAS on the HealthUnlocked web platform, which has over 13,000 members and over 18,000 posts within it. 

Read the full press release here