Internet crowdsourcing helps solve some medical mysteries

CrowdMed is a platform on which people can submit medical cases that they’d like help diagnosing.  A recent journal article evaluated the platform’s success.

“Conclusions: Some patients with undiagnosed illnesses reported receiving helpful guidance from crowdsourcing their diagnoses during their difficult diagnostic journeys. However, further development and use of crowdsourcing methods to facilitate diagnosis requires long-term evaluation as well as validation to account for patients’ ultimate correct diagnoses.”

More at Health Imaging.
(Contributor: Rachel Baer)

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Internet crowdsourcing helps solve some medical mysteries

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