PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, speaks to Co-founder and CEO at CrowdMed on how taking a collaborative approach to diagnosis can create greater efficiencies within the medical system

Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact.This week we’ve featured Jared Heyman for his efforts using the power of the crowd to help solve diagnostic mysteries. 

While being sick is never a good situation to be in, the majority of people can still take solace in the fact that modern medicine will be able to diagnose their problem and get them on the path to a quick recovery. For a small percentage of patients, however, simply finding out what ails them can be a challenge. Despite countless visits to specialists and mounting costs, these individuals can struggle for years to find out any reliable information about their illness.

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