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Ask HN: Can Open Source Help Healthcare?
1 point by hsikka 66 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment
My grandfather, who is in otherwise great health, recently got diagnosed with late stage cancer of the kidneys. How feasible would it be to build an open source suite of diagnostic programs that people can use to build longer term, longitudinal health system?

The idea is that by building transparent, open source diagnostic models and looping it into a platform where you can track your health data, we could build a preventative system.

Am I being completely irrational, or missing something?

People tend to not invest in their health until it's failing - and even then, compliance rates are terrible. I doubt many people will spend time tracking their health data, but it might still be nice for the few that will.

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