Solving medical mysteries on CrowdMed
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Thu Aug 20 13:39:21 UTC 2015
In case you missed it, CrowdMed, a website for solving medical “mysteries," is covered by Boston Magazine <http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2015/08/18/crowdmed/> in a story that was picked up by MedCity News <http://medcitynews.com/2015/08/crowdsourcing-is-being-used-to-help-diagnose-those-patients-who-have-doctors-stumped/?utm_source=MedCity+News+Subscribers&utm_campaign=108bfca74d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c05cce483a-108bfca74d-67870669> today. Patients submit their undiagnosed conditions online to be studied by CrowdMed’s “medical detectives”—medical students and professionals as well as "regular people who enjoy solving medical mysteries.” The experts are “ incentivized" through a system of point-based recognition. Patients pay monthly fees for different levels of membership and can offer experts a monetary reward (e.g., $400) for solving the case.
Editor, Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
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