“The field of crowdsourcing has developed in information technology or business, but crowdsourcing can be a promising tool in health, and in global health in particular. It is rapid, low cost, and can collect a huge amount of information from a large number of people. It also is a flexible method that has the potential to cover a variety of research, including quickly evolving epidemiological research and traditional behavioural research. It can cover unpredictable events, produce novel discoveries, and can also be used to raise public awareness. Research in crowdsourcing has also been shown to be at least as accurate as traditional research methods.”

More on Applications of Crowdsourcing in Health: An Overview (2018) by Kerri Wazny via Journal of Global Health

More on Diagnosis by Dr. Lisa Sanders via The New York Times

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