Leveling the Playing Field
What if we could help democratize medicine by offering a healthcare clinic in rural Kentucky access to the same technology and information as the leading hospital in New York City? What if healthcare providers around the world could more easily collaborate, pooling their research to help find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other rare diseases?
The OSIC Data Repository is attempting to do just that.
“The future of medical research depends heavily on our ability to collate significant amounts of data, and make that data available for detailed and open scientific investigation. It's a proud moment that OSIC is at the forefront of this movement,” said Dr. David Barber, University College London & OSIC computational
science lead. “Data is the essence of scientific progress and the OSIC Data Repository already contains preliminary data rich enough to better understand the causes of disease, leading to better treatment and patient outcomes.”
OSIC is working to democratize medicine by giving our clinicians and members everywhere the ability to access and benefit from the same technology and information as those affiliated with major research centers.
Forbes recently featured our efforts in an article on their website. Says OSIC Executive Director Elizabeth Estes in the interview, “If we can figure out how to drive collaboration in healthcare, we will change the paradigm.”