Health care research has a design problem, and you’re the expert we need to make it better.
If you live with a disease or care for somebody who does, you know a lot about what works and what doesn’t . You probably have a good idea about what kind of study or tool would be helpful. But you’re not a researcher, and there’s no way to share your idea – your expertise – with somebody who could turn it into a study.
Meanwhile, researchers need your help. All too often, research fails to meet the needs of patients or caregivers. Researchers are realizing they need input from those who live with disease to help them design better studies. They need you, and you need them.
That’s why we created VitalCrowd. Your input is vital to making healthcare better. VitalCrowd is you, your family, your doctor. It’s all of us who are affected by illness and want to improve our understanding and treatment of disease. Want to help? Fantastic! Click the link below to sign up and see how it works.
If you want research to work in the real world, you need to bring in the real-world experts. The patients who live with disease, day-in, day out. The physicians who care for them at home and in their community. Until now, those experts – the real-world experts – have been left out of the research process. That needs to change if we ever hope to understand what really matters and what really works.
Anna McCollister-Slipp, Founder, VitalCrowd