Links and descriptions of companies and services that can help you get the evidence about any health care or public health question.
The Qure’s mission is to improve the quality of health care by finding and delivering medical evidence to patients and health care professionals. We do this by making evidence from clinical studies accessible, readable, and relevant. Anyone with basic reading and math skills can now use evidence to make an informed medical decision.
- Creates a custom project for each patient and their unique medical condition
- Is the first & only web-based service that helps patients & their doctors use real evidence to determine the most effective & safest therapy for any medical problem
- Enables patients to use the same data that policy-makers, hospitals, payers and medical societies now use to figure out what works and doesn’t work for them
The Qure Inc. currently has an agreement with its partner company, Doctor Evidence, to use its multi-million dollar software platform on behalf of consumers and physicians. All the current health care sites on the web, including WebMD, only provide opinions, recommendations and reviews. These opinion-based websites do not provide access to the evidence that determines whether or not a therapy is effective and/or safe. The Qure finds and delivers the actual evidence that physicians, hospitals, payers and policy-makers use. Now consumers can get the same evidence that the entire health care industry is using.
Imagine this: a world where people with chronic health conditions get together and share their experiences living with disease. Where newly diagnosed patients can improve their outcomes by connecting with and learning from others who’ve gone before them. Where researchers learn more about what’s working, what’s not, and where the gaps are, so that they can develop new and better treatments.
It’s already happening at PatientsLikeMe. We’re a free website where people can share their health data to track their progress, help others, and change medicine for good.
Doc Coverage is a specialty evidence-based medicine software platform and services company that provides stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem the most relevant medical evidence and related analytics to make and inform clinical and care decisions. They enable users to identify relevant evidence, transparently synthesize the findings, and interpret the results quickly and efficiently, using the most stringent standards, enabling clients to make timely, strategic and cost efficient evidence-based decisions as well as reverse insurance denials.
If you are looking for evidence (data) on drugs safety and efficacy, Adverse Events is a California-based health care informatics company that improves patient safety and reduces systemic healthcare costs through the comprehensive analysis of post-marketing drug side effect data. Utilizing data-mining and analysis technology, through its proprietary RxSuite of analytics, AEI makes post-marketing drug safety data accessible, actionable, and predicate.
Check out Pubmed Engines if you want to search for clinical trials or review articles on treatments and other healthcare topics: There are 2 choices:
1. Medline Plus
The National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free
You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. They specialize in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care. PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
If you are looking to talk to others about evidence and frame evidence questions, Ask for Evidence is a public campaign that helps people request the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims, and policies. We hear daily claims about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to improve education, cut crime, treat disease or improve agriculture. Some are based on reliable evidence and scientific rigor. Many are not. How can we make companies, politicians, commentators, and official bodies accountable for the claims they make? If they want us to vote for them, believe them or buy their products, then we should Ask for Evidence.
People come here to share their experiences of asking for evidence and to use the hub of resources and expertise to make sense of the evidence they receive. Ask for Evidence is supported by hundreds of public figures, organizations, and thousands of supporters such as Mumsnet, NHS Behind the Headlines and the Royal Statistical Society. This website was built thanks to support from the Welcome Trust. Ask for Evidence was launched by Sense About Science in 2011.
Sense About Science is a charity that helps people make sense of science and evidence and promotes use of evidence in public life. This takes us from responding to outlandish diet claims by celebrities to helping parents understand vaccines. From working with people with chronic diseases, to beat misleading ‘cure’ claims on the internet. To pressing for sound use of statistics in media reporting.
Health care today depends largely on whether or not the primary care physician has all the answers. With more than 13,000 known diseases and disorders, it is highly unlikely for any one doctor to know every possible condition associated with every set of symptoms. CrowdMed’s new approach has proven that a large group can be smarter than any one individual or even an expert, as long as the collective wisdom is adequately captured, aggregated and analyzed.
By empowering both medical experts and patients through an easy-to-use online service, CrowdMed helps diagnose medical issues faster and more accurately – not only improving outcomes, but saving lives.