Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This may seem like a silly question.  How is it possible that anyone but experts can diagnose us?  We are an expert-driven culture, with a reliance on further and further specialization.  It’s generally assumed, for good reason, that one person who’s very knowledgeable is better than a group of people who aren’t as knowledgeable.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This is an exciting moment for us here at CrowdMed.  After just a year since launching, we have hit our 500th case submitted.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

“My son feels like an old man. He suffers from constant, debilitating fatigue, painful body aches... he feels like he’s dying.”  

Those are the words of a desperate mother. Her son Joseph had always been an active and athletic child, but starting at the age of 12, his health began to deteriorate inexplicably. Over the next 5 years, Joseph and his mother consulted with 14 different doctors, endured dozens of tests, and racked up more than $75,000 in medical expenses - but still couldn’t find answers.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

We are humbled and honored to share the story of Deanna, one of our patients, who yesterday published an article on about her experience with our system.  As you will see, she had a fantastic experience.

Most importantly, she also shares her own journey to arriving at a diagnosis.  Like most of our users, she had spent years unsuccessfully vainly trying to get a proper diagnosis, and had almost given up hope when she heard about CrowdMed.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This has been a busy, exciting time for CrowdMed, and we're extremely grateful that much of that excitement has to do with the press we've gotten.  In only the last month, we've appeared in multiple mainstream publications.
Here are just a few of the stories that have been written about us.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Crowdsourcing as a Medical Tool: Interview with CrowdMed CEO Jared Heyman.

 is an online medical crowdsourcing platform where people submit medical cases with information about symptoms, medical history, family history, and other pertinent data. Subsequently, the community of "medical detectives" suggests diagnoses and places point bets on the outcomes they think are most likely. CrowdMed's patented prediction market algorithms aggregate the medical differential set by the crowd and distills it down to a probable list of diagnostic suggestions for each patient.

Friday, May 23, 2014

1. Crowdsourcing can help solve even the most difficult medical cases.

Not even the famous (and fictional) Dr. House M.D. can know everything about every one of the more than 13,000 known medical conditions, diseases and disorders. At the same time, public web forums can turn even the most rational person into a total hypochondriac. So, where can you turn for help, if the internet is driving you crazy and your doctor has no answer? Crowdsourcing.