The Human Diagnosis Project (also referred to as "Human Dx" or "the Project") is a worldwide effort created with and led by the global medical community to build an online system that maps the best steps to help any patient. By combining collective intelligence with machine learning, Human Dx intends to enable more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.
The Project is structured as a partnership between the social, public, and private sectors. Its partners include many of the top medical boards, societies, and academic centers.
Already, the Project is impacting medical training as well as timely and effective diagnosis, particularly in underserved communities. Over time, the Project has the potential to considerably alter the cost of, access to, and effectiveness of health care globally.
The Project's creation and development was inspired by other civilization-scale scientific projects (e.g., The International Space Station, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the Human Genome Project) and open technology efforts (e.g., Wikipedia, Linux, the Internet Protocol Suite).
The Mission of the Human Diagnosis Project is to empower anyone with the world's collective medical insight. Applications range from helping an individual recognize when and where to seek professional medical attention, to helping a world-class specialist physician consider options for a complex patient presenting with a rare illness.
The Project does this by enabling the collaborative development of a fundamental data structure that can enable the potential of other health data sources. Ultimately, any patient, doctor, other individual, organization, device, or application will be able to access this information to make more informed decisions.
The Project intends to include all relevant categories of data, as well as the relevant details and relationships among them, to encode the richness of effective medical diagnosis. This includes: symptoms; physical exams; medical, social, and family histories; medical sensor and device data; diagnostic and laboratory tests; medical imaging; genomics; epigenomics; proteomics; published medical research; and health outcomes data.
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