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Health Map
site Distributed Knowledge / Health and Wellbeing

Founded by John Brownstein (Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School) and Clark Freifeld (software developer and PhD student in biomedical engineering at Boston University), HealthMap is a...

Tonya Van Dijk Jan 15, 2011 08:15 am GMT1759 views
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HealthMap: The Crowdsourced Infectious Disease Tracker That Was Built on Nights and Weekends
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In Sri Lanka, in late December there were reports of 9 deaths due to swine flu in just one week, an amount that is unusually high. HealthMap continuously tracked those reports. So, HealthMap made...

Tonya Van Dijk Jan 15, 2011 08:59 am GMT6279 views
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HealthMap: The Crowdsourced Infectious Disease Tracker That Was Built on Nights and Weekends
Social and News Media Enable Estimation of Epidemiological Patterns Early in the 2010 Haitian Cholera Outbreak
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Authors' Rumi Chunara , Jason R. Andrews, and John S. Brownstein assessed correlation of volume of cholera-related HealthMap news media reports, Twitter postings, and government cholera...

Benjamin FosselJan 12, 2012 08:02 pm GMT877 views
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Social and News Media Enable Estimation of Epidemiological Patterns Early in the 2010 Haitian Cholera Outbreak
Can you crowdsource health information via Twitter?
document Distributed Knowledge

Although the study was intended primarily as a “proof of concept,” in order to show that filtering information from Twitter could produce valuable data, the researchers said they uncovered some...

Luis Enrique MoralesJul 08, 2011 01:59 am GMT2605 views
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Can you crowdsource health information via Twitter?
Crowdsourcing the Common Cold

With flu season in full swing many parts of the world, the folks at Sickweather hit on just the right time to launch their new website, which uses the crowdsourcing model to track the dreaded flu infection. The Sickweather team hopes that users will use this new software as a way to avoid catching flu this winter. We took a look at this new website to see what it’s all about.

Sickweather LLC, based in Baltimore, was co-founded and launched by three guys who grew up together in that area. They built the website as a way of getting a “perspective on when sickness bubbles up, where it travels and how it affects our lives.”

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Debbie ToddNov 21, 2011 09:50 pm GMT3319 views
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Twitter Revealed Epidemic Two Weeks Before Health Officials [STUDY]
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Authors' Rumi Chunara, Ph.D., Dr. Jason R. Andrews, MD, and John S. Brownstein, Ph.D. also used free information from HealthMap, a website that monitors news of outbreaks around the world....

Benjamin FosselJan 12, 2012 07:44 pm GMT773 views
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Twitter Revealed Epidemic Two Weeks Before Health Officials [STUDY]
Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining and Crowdsourced Human Intelligence
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On the data-mining side, Syria Tracker has repurposed the HealthMap platform, which mines thousands of online sources for the purposes of disease detection and then maps the results, “giving...

Adam FrazerMar 27, 2012 04:57 am GMT2786 views
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Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining and Crowdsourced Human Intelligence
Crowdsourcing Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Making the most of gamification and input from the crowd, a number of platforms and applications are seeing if crowdsourcing can help make groundbreaking discoveries in the healthcare field. We highlight Foldit, Phylo, and a malaria diagnosing game from UCLA.

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Anton RootSep 09, 2012 03:54 pm GMT5839 views
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Flu Near You campaign aims to improve monitoring of flu outbreaks, vaccinations
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Members of the team that developed Google Flu Trends have joined a new effort to improve methods for monitoring flu outbreaks and vaccination rates. The Skoll Global Threats Fund in partnership...

Fritz SchaeferNov 08, 2012 02:49 am GMT1631 views
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Flu Near You campaign aims to improve monitoring of flu outbreaks, vaccinations
Google and Twitter Help Track Influenza Outbreaks
article Distributed Knowledge

In tracking the flu, physicians and public health officials have a host of new surveillance tools at their disposal thanks to crowdsourcing and social media. Such tools let them get a sense of the...

Jayne AnnJan 11, 2013 03:33 am GMT1291 views
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Google and Twitter Help Track Influenza Outbreaks
Tracking the Flu Outbreak With the Crowd’s Help

Not sure how severe the flu outbreak is in your neighborhood? Check out these crowd-powered tools that are making it easy to track the epidemic. 

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Anton RootJan 23, 2013 06:36 pm GMT15181 views
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Health I.T. vs. Influenza
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HealthMap is exploring the potential of crowdsourcing with Flu Near You, a Web site where individuals can sign up and report their flu status. "That's turned into a really amazing thing,...

Samuel BennettOct 30, 2013 07:44 am GMT3814 views
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Health I.T. vs. Influenza
Crowd Coffee: September 30
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: more teachers turning to crowdfunding for classrooms; FundRazr campaign stopped because of threats; crowdsourcing flu symptoms near you; UK orders sharing economy review; four packaging innovation ideas to come out of open innovation; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 30, 2014 11:19 am GMT1825 views
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Harvard ‘GoViral’ project will track the flu virus by zipcode
article Distributed Knowledge

It turns out a little crowdsourcing can go a long way. Last year, Chunara mailed flu kits to volunteers in Boston with instructions to send in a spit and swab sample when they got sick. This...

Harshida PatelNov 05, 2014 06:59 am GMT383 views
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Harvard ‘GoViral’ project will track the flu virus by zipcode
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