Friday, June 14, 2013

Photo sharing for doctors

Here's a fascinating idea which may be of interest to students and staff of HSM: crowdsourced photo-sharing for health professionals. A new iPhone app, called Figure 1, allows doctors and other health professionals to share photos of interesting medical cases they encounter. The medical images may be of things rarely seen, or of textbook examples of more common conditions - all allow health professionals to learn from the situations encountered by others around the world, which might otherwise never be seen.

There's a bit more information on Figure 1 in this article.