Wednesday, February 11, 2015

YourCareMoments: Get Paid To Provide The Patient Perspective!

This post is sponsored by YourCareMoments.

I’ve never done a sponsored post on this blog before. It’s not because I haven’t been interested. While I don’t want my blog to be overrun with advertisements, I do love the idea of being able to use my lemons to make lemonade (babies are expensive, yo!) And it’s not because I haven’t been given the opportunity. As my blog has grown in popularity, I’ve received a lot of emails asking me to promote products or publish guest posts. But I’m not particularly interested in endorsing products I haven’t tried or people I don’t know.

That’s one of the reasons I was so impressed when Keith Olsen from YourCareMoments reached out to me. YourCareMoments is conducting research about the affordability and accessibility of medications for RA patients. They collect the patient’s perspective through short online surveys, which participants are paid to take. This data is then provided to pharmaceutical and health insurance companies so the patient’s perspective can be taken into account. 

Instead of asking me to blindly support their research, Keith spoke with me on the phone and invited me to try YourCareMoments myself. I took a few surveys – they were quick and easy to follow – and I was promptly paid for my time. Keith has also been extremely responsive in listening to any feedback I have had to offer afterwards. 

So I’ve decided to share this opportunity with my readers! You can help provide the patient’s perspective AND get paid to do it!

How does it work?

Once you register with YourCareMoments, you will receive emails with links to participate in paid surveys after you see your doctor or pick up a prescription, when the information is still fresh in your mind. The surveys can be completed on a computer or mobile device. YourCareMoments will never ask for your name or address – the surveys are all anonymous. And if you have any questions or concerns along the way you can email or call Keith directly!

How long are the surveys?

Surveys take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

What do the surveys ask about?

Here are some sample questions: What medications are you currently taking to treat your rheumatoid arthritis? Did the doctor prescribe you any new medication or change your dosage during your visit? Please describe your level of satisfaction with the amount of information provided about your new prescription.

How much money to participants make?

The payment depends on the type and length of the survey. You will be informed before each survey how much you will earn.

How are participants paid?

Because YourCareMoments never asks for your name or address, participants are paid via paypal within 2-3 business days. 

What happens to the information participants provide?

The data will be analyzed by YourCareMoments and then sold to pharmaceutical and health insurance companies to help them gain insight into patient health care experiences, opinions, and habits. YourCareMoments works with pharmaceutical companies, but they do not work directly for any specific company or drug. 

Who can sign up?

Participants must be 18 years or older and living in the United States. In particular they are looking for patients who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and prescribed Actemra, Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira, Orencia, Remicade, Simponi, or Xeljanz. If you are interested, you can register here:

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