The Wisdom of the Crowds: Medicine

The internet helps to reduce information frictions. In finance (see here). All over the place. And in medicine: For patients who seek a more reliable diagnosis, Crowdmed offers access to thousands of “medical detectives,” professional and otherwise. Here is how it works:

  1. Complete our online patient questionnaire and upload your medical information, all of which can be done anonymously.
  2. Decide how long you want your case to be online and how you wish to reward the volunteers who help solve it.
  3. CrowdMed’s patented prediction market technology then collects and filters diagnostic and solution suggestions from the Medical Detectives who participate in your case.
  4. You can invite our entire community to help, or limit participation to our top case solvers.
  5. At the end of this process, you’ll receive a detailed report containing the best suggestions to discuss with your doctor.
  6. Payment is a snap, and if CrowdMed results aren’t accurate you get your money back.