CrowdMed - crowdsourcing used to help diagnose illness
The power of the crowd is being used to fund new businesses, solve scientific problems and build better products, so why not harness that power to help diagnose illnesses? Jared Heyman was inspired to start CrowdMed and do just that after his sister spent three years with a rare undiagnosed illness. To utilize the service, a patient with an undiagnosed medical condition posts his or her case on CrowdMed?'s site and allows its community of 'medical detectives'? to weigh in on the most likely diagnosis. CrowdMed Founder and CEO Jared Heyman and Dr. Greg Denari, a retired primary care physician and a CrowdMed medical advisor, explain the company'?s unique approach to diagnosing illnesses.