Health Care Crowds: Collective Intelligence in Public Health

Prpić, J., (2015). Health Care Crowds: Collective Intelligence in Public Health. Collective Intelligence 2015. Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan.

5 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2015

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

For what purposes are crowds being implemented in health care? Which crowdsourcing methods are being used? This work begins to answer these questions by reporting the early results of a systematic literature review of 110 pieces of relevant research. The results of this exploratory research in progress reveals that collective intelligence outcomes are being generated in three broad categories of public health care; health promotion, health research, and health maintenance, using all three known forms of crowdsourcing. Stemming from this fundamental analysis, some potential implications of the research are discussed and useful future research is outlined.

Keywords: IT-mediated Crowds, Health Care Research, Health Care Promotion, Health Care Practice, Crowdsourcing, Collective Intelligence, Public Health, Health Care Technology,

Suggested Citation

Prpić, John, Health Care Crowds: Collective Intelligence in Public Health (2015). Prpić, J., (2015). Health Care Crowds: Collective Intelligence in Public Health. Collective Intelligence 2015. Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2570593

John Prpić (Contact Author)

Thompson Rivers University ( email )

900 McGill Road
IB2008
Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3
Canada

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