Crowdsourcing Healthcare: How Leveraging the Diabetes Community Can Foster Innovation

April 7th, 2014

Crowdsourcing Healthcare: How Leveraging the Diabetes Community Can Foster Innovation

crowdsourcing healthcareA medical degree is a useful thing, but nothing trumps first-hand knowledge of a condition. This is why, among all the recent advances in health care, one of the most promising is the transformation of the industry from a top-down model to one in which everyone can participate.

In centuries past, every society had its medical elites, whose prescriptions for health and disease went largely unchallenged. (Blood-sucking leeches for all, regardless of condition!) Despite the occasional dubious call, physicians were revered – and still are – for their uniquely rigorous training, their 24-7 devotion to the profession, and their healing powers, which, until germ theory evolved, seemed to derive from … Read more…