American Heart Association

Crowdsourcing to be the future for medical research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Crowdsourcing isn’t just a quick way to get things done on the Internet. When used right, it can accelerate medical research and improve global cardiovascular health, according to a new best-practices “playbook” released by the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

“The benefits […]

Mobile devices, social media may improve emergency heart, stroke care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke, according to a new scientific statement.

The statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, is based on studies that evaluated the effectiveness of digital […]

New initiative to use crowdsourcing, innovative research methods to study cardiovascular disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — A new initiative between the American Heart Association and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will fund innovative research methods and crowdsourcing to identify important research needs in cardiovascular disease.

AHA Chief Executive Officer Nancy Brown announced the initiative on Sunday at the 2015 AHA Scientific […]

Simple Science @Heart: Philadelphians find defibrillators with smart phone app

More than 300 teams and individuals used a smart phone application to locate, photograph and map more than 1,400 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Philadelphia.

The participants were part of a crowdsourcing challenge who received cash prizes for mapping the most AEDs. Crowdsourcing is when the public conducts a task […]

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