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BrainWaves


May 18, 2017

If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to want at least 4 more doctors to help manage his diabetes. And that is what crowdsourcing provides to the worldwide throng of chronic, complex medical cases. It is the 21st century, and if you are unsatisfied with the medical care you are receiving, why not poll the internet for better ideas? In this episode of BrainWaves, Dr. Adam Rodman (Internist from Botswana) and Dr. David Do (Creator of Symcat) share their experience with automating and crowdsourcing medical diagnoses.

 

BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Given the absence of available data, BrainWaves can neither endorse nor condemn crowdsourcing in healthcare. Pursue at your own risk!

 

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