CrowdMed partners with Shire

I’m pleased to officially announce a partnership between CrowdMed and a leading global biotech focused on rare diseases and specialty conditions, Shire, who will soon be piloting access to our platform to its thousands of US employees and covered dependents.

This marks the first time that a major self-insured employer has elected to offer CrowdMed as a company-paid benefit to its employees, but it will surely not be the last. Over the past couple of years, CrowdMed has resolved over 1,200 real-world medical mysteries for patients around the world, with a greater than 60% success rate, which is why innovative employers like Shire embrace our unique medical crowdsourcing technology. CrowdMed can not only change the lives of Shire employees who are desperately seeking answers for undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or under-diagnosed medical conditions, but also dramatically reduce their medical costs by resolving these complex cases quickly and efficiently.

Continue reading CrowdMed partners with Shire

CrowdMed partners with drchrono

We are delighted to announce a partnership and API integration with drchrono, an electronic medical records platform focusing on iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and web. By combining our technologies, we are making crowdsourced medical suggestions easily accessible to doctors and patients across the US.

Thanks to our new API integration with drchrono, our technology is now easily accessible to any physician or patient using the drchrono platform. This means that drchrono physicians can now refer patients to CrowdMed with the click of a button, and participate as Medical Detectives on our site using their drchrono login, earning points and cash rewards while expanding their medical knowledge, and helping patients around the world in desperate need of answers.

Continue reading CrowdMed partners with drchrono

When Crowds Are Smarter Than Doctors

“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. Continue reading When Crowds Are Smarter Than Doctors