THE TRADITIONAL MEDICAL SYSTEM DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK
$360 billion are wasted every year on unresolved medical cases.
A patient with uncommon symptoms must go from specialist to specialist—whose diagnoses may differ from one to another—before they can even begin treatment. We are eliminating those unnecessary steps by giving patients access to thousands of experts right from their computer.
1/3 of Families
Suffer from an unresolved medical issue after seeing 2+ physicians
74% of Physicians
Believe their cases were resolved when they actually were not
25% of Cases
Eventually cost more than $20k to resolve
WE BRING THE EXPERTS TO THE PATIENTS
Our medical detectives discuss, collaborate, and help diagnose illnesses.
Our 20,000 medical detectives review the patient's symptoms and formulate consensus diagnostic and solution suggestions. The patient can take their final report to their preferred physician and start getting treated as soon as possible. They can spend their time healing instead of searching for answers.
Patients anonymously fill out an online questionnaire or use our concierge service.
Upload medical records, imaging and diagnostic test results.
10-20 Medical Detectives work alongside the case moderator to solve the case.
A final report for the patient to discuss with treating physicians.
HEAR FROM OUR PATIENTS AND DOCTORS
CrowdMed has been proven to resolve more than 60% of cases in a matter of weeks, not years.
"I was frustated every time I visited a specialist.
They'd give me a list of things they thought it might be. But there was never any concrete clarity."
- Rip Heminway, Patient
"CrowdMed fills the need no doctor can fill.
People who submit to CrowdMed are at the rope's end and really need to have research done opposed to going to specialist to specialist to specialist."
- Dianna Cleaveland, Patient
WE'VE RESOLVED OVER 1500 MEDICAL CASES SO FAR
Our pilot programs with health plans will also expose us to millions of more patients.
We currently have a community of 20,000 registered medical detectives. We've reach a point where we're ready to scale our services with health plans and engage more of our medical detective community. Health plans will cover our services for their millions of patients in need.
of confirmed diagnosis came from CrowdMed
registered medical detectives so far
patients prefer CrowdMed than traditional process
OUR JOURNEY SO FAR
We've been organically growing technology and our community. Now, we're ready to pivot from B2C model to focus on insurance providers.
Y Combinator Winter'13
CrowdMed is accepted into the #1 startup accelerator in the world.
500 Patient Cases Resolved by 7,500+ Medical Experts
Reviewed by JMIR Publications
Peer-reviewed academic published in the JMIR validating CrowdMed's 60% success rate and other clinical results.
Second Peer-Reviewed Academic Paper
Paper validates CrowdMed's 28% medical cost reduction and other economic results.
First Full Scale Health Plan Partnership Will Be Underway. Total Population: 400,000 - 500,000 Covered Lives.
TOGETHER, WE CAN SAVE LIVES
I was inspired to start CrowdMed after watching my little sister suffer for three miserable years with undiagnosed medical condition. As she bounced from doctor to doctor, I witnessed how ill-equipped our medical system is to help people with complex illnesses, thanks to a perfect storm of over-specialization, lack of care coordination, redundant testing, over-medication, misaligned incentives, and more.
Since launching our site in 2013, I’ve read thousands of CrowdMed patient stories eerily similar to my sister’s, and was shocked to learn than 1 out of 3 American families have experienced an unresolved medical issue after seeing multiple physicians. This is why CrowdMed must exist.
The problem is that outside of a few expensive interdisciplinary hospitals, medicine remains an individual sport. CrowdMed is making it a team sport, harnessing the collective intelligence of a global medical community rather than requiring a patient to see one doctor at a time. After resolving 1,500+ real-world medical mysteries to date with dramatic, validated improvements in cost, time, and clinical outcomes, we’ve proven that our approach works much better.
While our company is proud to be backed by some of the top venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, we decided to raise this financing round the same way that we solve patient cases -- by crowdsourcing! This way anyone who supports CrowdMed’s mission and believes in our business model can own a piece of our success, and nothing pleases us more.
Founder & CEO