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A Place for Open Medicine

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Benjamin Dierdrichsen Guest

There has long been an ivory tower from which the medical industry looks out at patients who want to know more about their own health. The dawn of the internet presented an opportunity for those suffering from chronic illnesses, but until now, it has largely failed to provide a place for quality health information.

Then came the crowdsourced, funded, and fueled platforms that began addressing issues like helping individuals find and afford treatment. Or getting accurate doctor to regular human language translations of medical terms. OpenMediAid is an open source Berlin based project that seeks to take all this to a whole new level. And as my guest, Benjamin Dierdrichsen explains it, now is very much the time to build a real place for Open Medicine the whole world can benefit from.

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