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Crowdsourced health : how what you do on the Internet will improve medicine

Author: Elad Yom-Tov
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most of us have gone online to search for information about health. What are the symptoms of a migraine? How effective is this drug? Where can I find more resources for cancer patients? Could I have an STD? Am I fat? A Pew survey reports more than 80 percent of American internet users have logged on to ask questions like these. But what if the digital traces left by our searches could show doctors and medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yom-Tov, Elad.
Crowdsourced health.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015038415
(OCoLC)922970895
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elad Yom-Tov
ISBN: 9780262334808 0262334801 9780262334815 026233481X
OCLC Number: 945037540
Description: 1 online resource (144 pages)
Contents: Our data, ourselves --
Answering the unaskable --
Anorexia : a disease online --
Questions of public health --
What patients want to know about their disease, and how information from the internet can help them.
Responsibility: Elad Yom-Tov.

Abstract:

Most of us have gone online to search for information about health. What are the symptoms of a migraine? How effective is this drug? Where can I find more resources for cancer patients? Could I have an STD? Am I fat? A Pew survey reports more than 80 percent of American internet users have logged on to ask questions like these. But what if the digital traces left by our searches could show doctors and medical researchers something new and interesting? What if the data generated by our searches could reveal information about health that would be difficult to gather in other ways? In this book, Elad Yom-Tov argues that internet data could change the way medical research is done, supplementing traditional tools to provide insights not otherwise available.

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