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How Crowdsourcing Can Help Solve Medical Cases
May 21, 2016
May 21 (Bloomberg) -- CrowdMed CEO Jared Heyman and Bloomberg's Cory Johnson discuss the medical diagnostic site that harnesses the wisdom of crowds. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg) The Sacramento Kings' New High-Tech Stadium 11:55 - Vivek Ranadivé, owner of the Sacramento Kings, discusses the team's focus on tech.
CrowdMed: Would you trust Internet sleuths to diagnose rare disease?
November 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - Before her bike accident, Catherine Tan was a perfectly healthy teenager. But one morning, she fell off her bicycle on the way to school and cracked her head so hard on the pavement that her helmet split in two. In the years that followed, Tan suffered from chronic migraines, heart problems and a spinal injury.
San Francisco Entrepreneur Helps Solve Medical Cases Online
November 16, 2015
Jared Heyman is founder and CEO of CrowdMed, where the collective wisdom of 'medical detectives' is used to identify rare medical conditions that otherwise baffle medical professionals. Heyman has been featured on Bloomberg TV, Fox News, CBS, NBC, CNN, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, TechCrunch, BusinessWeek, VentureBeat, Wired, Fast Company, NPR, MedCrunch, New Scientist, Entrepreneur magazine and more.
You Can Now Crowdsource Your Medical Diagnoses, But Should You?
July 6, 2015
In 2003, Carly Heyman fell ill with some bizarre symptoms. She was depressed, gained 50 pounds, would sleep all day but would wake up with a start from horrible nightmares and suicidal thoughts. Her parents took her to doctor after doctor, who would only treat the symptoms but couldn't identify the cause of her illness.
Can a Group of Strangers Replace Your Doctor?
June 30, 2015
Before she got sick, Carly Heyman had never failed at anything. Growing up in the Atlanta suburbs as the youngest of three, she was peppy and well adjusted, managing to skip over typical teenage angst.
Crowdsourcing Medical Cases
June 25, 2015
6/25/2015 12:13AM If you're feeling unwell or you're a doctor stuck on a difficult medical case, two services now connect you to other experts. The WSJ's Deborah Kan introduces us to Figure1 and CrowdMed.
The crowd will see you now
May 23, 2015
THAT people scour the pages of the world wide web searching for answers to medical problems is well known. Indeed, doctors label the most diligent seekers of online medical information "cyber-chondriacs".
Can an online 'crowd' diagnose what your doctor can't?
April 30, 2015
Since its launch in April 2013, CrowdMed has claimed success in solving more than 700 of the world's most baffling medical cases, those that defy diagnosis despite multiple medical visits, expensive tests and sometimes years of suffering.
Can Medical Diagnoses Be Crowd-Sourced? For Over 500, The Answer Is 'Yes!'
December 15, 2014
Patients submit medical history and medical records online and then wait for medical detectives from around the globe to weigh in.
A doctor's office that can't be overcrowded
September 27, 2014
Jared Heyman, entrepreneur and founder of CrowdMed, reveals how crowd wisdom can help solve even the most elusive medical mysteries.
Patrick 'McDreamy' Dempsey Invests in Health Startup CrowdMed
May 20, 2014
A San Francisco health technology startup called CrowdMed has attracted an unusual investor-film and television star Patrick Dempsey, best known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy. The deal marks Mr. Dempsey's first foray into angel investing, and the two-year-old startup's first celebrity endorsement.
Medical web tool lets the crowd diagnose your illness
April 17, 2013
A startup has launched a web tool that uses the collective knowledge of the public to solve rare medical mysteries, turning medicine into a "team sport". US-based CrowdMed, launched at the TedMed conference in Washington DC, is the brainchild of Jared Heyman, formerly of online market research firm Infosurv.
With $1.1 Million In Funding, YC-Backed CrowdMed Launches To Crowdsource Medical Diagnoses
April 16, 2013
Y Combinator-backed startup CrowdMed hopes to use the wisdom of the crowds to speed up and lower the cost of diagnosing rare medical conditions. By crowdsourcing medical data and applying some patented predictive technology, the company believes it can help users identify illnesses that had otherwise baffled medical professionals.
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