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10th Sep, 2019 /

Kill or cure: how useful is Dr Google?

With half the population seeking health information online, can the internet really replace a GP visit…


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31st Jul, 2019 / NewStatesman

The computer will see you now

A typical doctor makes 10,000 decisions a year. But even the best will get things wrong at least 100 times. Can AI offer a solution to human error in medicine?


Digital health

26th Nov, 2018 / HCA News

Finding mHealth Apps that Doctors Can Trust

It may be hard to imagine a time when prescribing a mobile health (mHealth) app for patients is as common as writing a script for an antibiotic or statin, but if the quality of mHealth apps continues to improve, that future might not be too far away. But for now, many physicians and nurses have serious doubts...



28th Jan, 2015 / proto

Doctors in the Machine

The next generation of medical software offers extraordinary support. But how can such tools be used to the best effect? IN THE SPRING OF 1999, a financial analyst named Jason Maude took his three-year-old daughter Isabel to the hospital. She had chicken pox, and was listless and feverish; doctors assured...



2nd Dec, 2014 /

New Symptom Checker Puts the World's Medical Knowledge at Your Fingertips!

For the first time an app gives the average person access to a highly sophisticated medical-diagnosis tool, much more powerful than previously available. Using the latest searching technologies, the system can take a pattern of symptoms in everyday language and instantly compute, from a vast database of 6,000...


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Dec 2014 / Money Magazine

Best backup to help you talk to your Doctor.

You've done this: You feel weird, so you Google your symptoms - and something awful. A new website called Isabel, at symptomchecker., can give you a clearer view. Based on a tool already used by more than 100 U.S. hospitals and doctors' offices. Isabel asks you to input your symptoms, and then...


Mail online

2nd Oct, 2014 / Mail Online

Parents of girl ravaged by flesh-eating bug decide NOT to sue hospital that failed to treat her, but instead invent online symptom checker to prevent other doctors missing deadly infection

It is among the most common of childhood illnesses, causing a tell-tale red, itchy rash and tiny blisters. But when Isabel Maude caught chicken pox at the age of three, her parents Charlotte and Jason could never have known the impact it would have. A misdiagnosis, which led to Isabel nearly losing her young...


Mail online

Sept, 2014 / Mail Online

What do YOUR symptoms mean? New online 'calculator' tells you which conditions you're most likely to be suffering from

We've all had those niggling symptoms such as tiredness or pain that won't go away. And many of them could be a sign of any number of conditions. For example, while a dodgy stomach could be due to food poisoning, it could also be a symptom of IBS or something more sinister. Now, medical experts have devised an...


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26th Sept, 2014

Jason Maude interviewed on the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Drivetime


Bbc hereford

25th Sept, 2014

Jason Maude interviewed on BBC Hereford and Worcester Elliot Webb


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Nov 2013 / ACP Internist

Patients increasingly checking ‘Dr. Google’

As a family physician who has used an electronic medical record for 12 years, Gary Bevill, MD, sees himself as open to new technological advances. But the advent of Internet tools that allowed patients to enter their symptoms and receive possible diagnoses displeased him and many...



23 Jul, 2013 / The Wall Street Journal

A Better Online Diagnosis Before the Doctor Visit

When Rick Ramirez started experiencing sharp pains in his back and legs last year, a doctor was unable to find the cause. But as the pain continued, the 27-year-old Utah brokerage-firm staffer turned to an online symptom-checker named Isabel designed to help patients figure out what's ailing them. With an...


Patient compliance

Apr, 2013 / Journal for Patient Compliance

Symptom Checker – The Pivotal Tool for Patient Engagement

Some years ago I asked a primary care doctor in Chicago what he thought about making our company's diagnosis decision support system available to patients. He simultaneously made a gun out of his hand and growled, "patients coming in with lists!" We have moved on since then, but most doctors still do not actively embrace...


Mail online

26 Mar, 2013 / MailOnline

How to avoid misdiagnosis: The online 'doctor' even GPs swear by

Businesswoman Tracy Posner was never a regular visitor to the GP. In fact, she only ever went to the surgery for routine appointments such as her children’s vaccinations. But then she developed severe burning pains in her neck. ‘It was so painful that I couldn’t sit and watch TV as any slight movement was agony,’ says Tracy...


Mail online

30 Oct, 2012 / Mail Online

A third of patients say their GPs are so rushed they are worried they will be misdiagnosed.

For most patients the GP is their first port of call when they fall ill. But a survey has revealed one in three think their local doctors are now so busy that they could be misdiagnosed. The poll suggests these fears are well-placed with a quarter saying they had been wrongly diagnosed or knew someone who had been...