La ricerca medica si lancia nel crowdsourcing

posted on gennaio 26th 2016 in Magazine with 0 Comments

We are in the middle of an explosion in the amount of data that exists about the health of individuals.

This data is coming in via smartphones, wearables such as Fitbits, personal genomics and the digitisation of health records. […]

In particular, this rich data can help us understand more clearly the huge variation in response to treatment that individuals display.

The same pill, therapy or diet will often have widely different effects from person to person. If we can understand and predict this more clearly, then we can target care where it will do most good, leading to a more effective healthcare system, as well as improving efficiency. […]
This new data is produced, owned and controlled by patients. So it will be accessed on their terms – as active participants rather than passive subjects.

Leggi l’articolo: Patients become citizen scientists