"Jesse Dylan's story is an amazing one. His son was
diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an autoimmune inflammation of the
intestines which causes chronic pain, vomiting, and other symptoms.
Dylan found it to be extremely difficult to find reliable clinical
data on Chrohn's disease online or through any other medium, so he
founded the Lybba project. The goal of Lybba is to create an online
central repository of medical information, a "Wikipedia" for the
health care industry. Lybba is a non-profit organization that is
committed to transforming health care using the principles of the
open source movement.
"What exactly is open source health care?
"Open source health care is a framework where doctors, patients,
and clinicians can all share information freely and openly in such
a way that allows everyone to make better decisions, provide better
health care, and save money. One of the problems of today that
makes health care reform such a dire need is that different health
care practitioners do not have an easy method of sharing
information. Since Doctor A may not have access to all of the
treatment information that doctor B provided to a patient, there is
a greater risk of redundancy, which drives up cost."