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Jesse Dylan, Bob Dylan's Son, Invigorates Open Source Health Care With Lybba

Sep 14, 2010, 17:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."

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