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 / OpEdNews.com
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...
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. isabelhealthcare.com, 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...
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...
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...
26th Sept, 2014
Jason Maude interviewed on the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Drivetime
25th Sept, 2014
Jason Maude interviewed on BBC Hereford and Worcester Elliot Webb
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...
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...
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...
10 Feb, 2013 / Verywell.com
How to Diagnose Yourself Using the Internet
A majority of us turn to the Internet for health-related information. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2014, 87 percent of American adults had access to the Internet, and in 2012, 72 percent of survey respondents said that they’ve looked online for health-related information within the past year. Not too...
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...