CureTogether was started as an experiment in data-sharing. Now hosting up to 380 health conditions, CureTogether’s main demographic are consumers trying to find help for depression. Called the “yelp for help”, consumers can share experiences and solutions that worked for them.
Chris Hogg, Advisor, CureTogether
CureTogether has become a media darling by using the power of the crowd to identify symptoms, treatments and side effects of multiple conditions. We won’t ask Chris to explain why masturbation is better for insomnia than some prescription medications, as his employers in his dayjob in pharma might get uncomfortable! But that’s the kind of analysis CureTogether’s members generate for over 590 conditions. Here Chris demonstrates how this online community works to help patients have discussions about chronic pain and cures.
Dr. Alan Greene is a pediatrician who founded the Society for Participatory Medicine that is based on the power of changing health when people connecting. Greene moderates this panel of six demos from companies with exciting tools that utilize crowdsourcing and social media, including: WebCommunications, EURORDIS, CureTogether, Alliance Health, iMobileWellness, Autism360, and Inspire.