What We’re Reading: Peer-to-Peer
We usually think about our health in terms of our encounters with the health care system, and the health care professionals and institutions that make it up — doctors, hospitals, nurses, pharmacies, and so on. We search for health information from a variety of sources, many from those same professionals.
But we often don’t realize that one of our greatest strengths may lie in people like us: not medical experts but experts in what has happened to them, and often able to shed light and offer support for what ails us.
The “peer-to-peer” economy is often talked about, but not usually in the context of health or health care. Here are a few Tincture takes on it:
You may not know it, but you could have a superpower.tincture.io
It’s inspiring to watch the “Cajun Navy” of fishing and pleasure boats rescuing people in post-Hurricane Harvey Houston…tincture.io
When Robin Chase co-founded Zipcar in 2000, she saw an opportunity to turn a “world of scarcity” into a world of…tincture.io
Elizabeth Rosenthal’s searing article about medical billing, adapted from her forthcoming book An American Illness, is…tincture.io
As our society has become more tech-driven, health care options have made their way from IRL spaces into social media…www.bustle.com
There's a new app available for healthcare patients to make some money off their medical data. Falls Church, Va.-based…www.modernhealthcare.com
In shared appointments the interaction with one participant can stimulate questions from others. The information that…www.london.edu
The Pew Internet Project and California HealthCare Foundation have long been interested in the impact of the internet…www.pewinternet.org
I'm frequently asked to define the Sharing Economy to my home country especially after having series of discussion with…nation.com.pk
The other day, I Googled the words "lung cancer." I got 52,100,000 hits. That's 52 million links and change to click on…www.huffingtonpost.com
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