Get Medical Answers with a Siri-type App

If you own an Apple iPhone or iPad you have probably asked Siri to find you a movie or suggest a restaurant. The intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator was a big game-changer for Apple when it introduced Siri in 2011 with the launch of the iPhone 4s.

Siri uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of web services. With technology advancing, Siri-type apps are becoming part of the norm in the mobile industry.

TalkToDocs, designed by HealthTap, a mobile health platform that puts trust and customer focus at the center of healthcare, is one such app. This first-ever voice-activated health companion puts answers from 50,000 U.S.-licensed doctors at the user’s fingertips at no cost.

When people have health questions, they want and need answers now, and they want to be able to trust those answers. This is exactly the promise of TalkToDocs. According to Ron Gutman, HealthTap’s founder and CEO, “The app is everything that people have come not to expect of our current healthcare system: fast, reliable, and ubiquitous.”

Available for both Apple and Android platforms, this new technology makes it easier for many demographics that may not be very tech-savvy, including the elderly, to get health-related information and advice spoken right to them instantly.

Mobile and telehealth are constantly evolving, helping to improve healthcare in ways we never possible just a few years ago. For more information on how mobile technology can enhance your healthcare facility, contact Wax Custom Communications or visit waxcom.com.