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Crowdsourcing an Open Data solution


How about this fix: Technology and peer production

…under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them’… wisdom of crowds is derived not from averaging solutions, but from aggregating them.

Surowiecki, J. (2004) The Wisdom of Crowds

The idea of OPENMEDiAID is to accomplish the development and operation of a non-profit, Medical Information Network as a community effort:

Let us collectively create a community platform for medicine built on models of expert medical knowledge, open medical data and machine learning. It will be transparent about its data and algorithms, empower patients to be active agents in medical decision making and knowledge building, save research time for both patients and doctors, be trustworthy with a non-profit community that has not conflict of interest.

Patients manage their own health record document their progress, personal insights and expertise on their condition and anonymously share it with the community.

Doctors share their medical expertise, peer-review data and supervise computer-aided knowledge discovery.

Together they create a software platform able to provide case-specific medical information and recommendations backed by data. A network of people collaborating to find the best solutions for their health problems.

Moreover, OPENMEDiAID is powered by people AND machines. Supervised learning algorithms work tirelessly to filter, classify and prepare information from the pool of medical profiles. Incoming medical data is continuously incorporated into the case-specific clusters and statistics on symptoms, diseases, treatments and clinical tests.

The algorithms will connect patients with similar profiles to form support groups wherein relevant discoveries of individual patients are automatically distributed to all their peers.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:30

Our first meetup of our recently founded group


The article (in German) tells a part of our story and mission. Read more...


A great article (German again) about the project idea, its values and potential. Read more...

Open Medicine Initiative e.V.


Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg
ID: VR34011B
Mail to: hello (at) open-medicine-initiative (dot) org



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