Crowdsourcing in Medicine Keynote: Summary
According to Mesko, an obstacle preventing many medical professionals from entering the world of social media is a fear of information overload. The solution to this problem is the ability to filter information. Social media crowdsourcing often fails because creators do not take the time to carefully create and curate a community that can sustain and develop itself. Mesko has found that once a trustworthy community is assembled, social media’s possibilities to filter and deliver healthcare information are unparalleled.