Have you ever faced a medical problem that made you experience the lack of relevant medical information provided by the healthcare system?
Maybe you have instead received important medical advice from somebody who is not officially a medical expert?
We believe that patient's individual experience and knowledge can grow into valuable expertise
Unstructured and possibly opinionated reports of individual experiences don't help much. We need structured data!
OPENMEDiAID aims to rethink medical knowledge management by applying commons-based peer production and putting the patient at the centre!
We want to build a solution as a democratic, not-for-profit platform. Your contribution matters! Check out how...
Medicine is an empirical science: Decisions and actions should be guided by real world observations. By facilitating data collection and with application of powerful data processing technologies we aim to turn that data into evidence and helpful information for the community
Medical data collection and knowledge building is not an easy task to do. We trust that a healthy community process with many collaborating brains is up to this challenge. Commons-based peer production has already shown to work for complex problems.
From all involved actors, patients have the strongest sense of ownership – it’s about THEIR health. Many patients become skilled and knowledgeable regarding the every day dynamics of their condition. They have a lot to share and may be just waiting for opportunities.
Openness is an essential ingredient for making use of the intelligence and power of crowds. Only if anybody has unlimited access to the creation of the others can she/he participate in improving it.
This is why we want to open up medicine to the community!
The general design of most health care systems relies on a small group of trained experts and profit-oriented economies to provide medical care to a continuously growing population. Unfortunately, the experts and financial resources available to provide this care to the people are outgrown by their increasing needs.
Medical products and services are increasingly sophisticated but more and more expensive. Economic interests tend to hinder the development of cheap medicine and favour non-transparent markets. The system is broken by design – it doesn’t scale with our growing needs.
From a shareholders point of view it is more attractive to make a patient become a long-term consumer of medical services/products instead of a one-time customer. Read more…
Most of the existing medical knowledge bases are either biased and of low quality or commercial and protected by pay-walls. Too little effort is made to integrate the various sources of information. Read more….
Medical information is subject to strict data privacy policies which are a consequence of the growing distrust towards industries and state institutions to use data for money making or surveillance instead of helping people to get better. Read more…
Many doctors lament that they do not have sufficient time to spend on a single patient. There is not enough discussion, explanation or cooperative decision making. Patients regularly don’t feel taken seriously. Read more….