Were does all the data that we summit to trials, questionnaires, specialists, general practitioners, other health care professionals, insurance companies, welfare workers and amongst our selves go? Who coordinates the information? Is it coordinated? If, as I expect, it all ends up on different desks, databases, filing systems or on the cutting room floor then we are swimming against the tide. Enter stage left, crowd computing, all the data available to all the people all the time. It is a bit like Wikipedia, with the data supplied by machines, by experts or by us the crowd, the data can be questioned added to or subtracted from by any data supplier with almost instant feedback. For example, a questionnaire submitted by a health care professional may not ask the right questions, they may not be needed for their research, Get the crowd involved, including other experts then questionnaires that have a large percentage of similar data requests can also have more specific data for all to use. If we ask questions we may get conflicting answers but if all the answers are visible then the conflict can be worked through. With the experts on-board to ensure that misinformation is avoided, the crowd to put their personal slant on things and machines to do the tedious stuff.
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