One giant clinical trial

“We have gone away from the community we are; the fact that we really do love each other and want to care for each other,” Jamie Heywood says in a TED video that’s just been posted.

He describes an alternative to the health care discussion we’ve heard for the last year: What if we shared more about our illnesses, and converted all of that into useful data?

His inspiration for the idea was his brother’s spiral from ALS. The result, he says, would put medical care in the hands of people.

Here’s his Web site.