Networks of Microexperts: crowdsourcing for health care

A post on Dr. Roni Zeiger's blog (it's a few months old, but new food for thought for me) explores models for shared intelligence in health care.

"We’ve heard a lot about crowdsourcing, or outsourcing work that one person would normally do to a large and often distributed crowd.  There is a related and I think even more important idea of a network of microexperts and how they amplify the collective intelligence of their members," Zeiger writes.

"In thinking about this idea in the context of health, I’m convinced that our next exponential leap in medical progress depends on us learning from networks of microexperts."

Reading this through, I can imagine ways this rings true for cancer.

Zeiger is the former Chief Health Strategist at Google, where he led efforts ranging from Google Flu Trends to Symptom Search.

(via Karen Wickre)