Online health and wellness “engagement platform” Sharecare is launching AskMD, an iPhone app made to help users collect information about their symptoms, learn more about common causes, and connect with doctors and specialists qualified to treat them. Available as a free download, the application will make sure users get more productive at doctor’s office.
Relying on clinically-proven research, AskMD guides users through a personalized questionnaire that takes into account all symptoms and other factors, like medications and known conditions, and matching the answers against the latest clinical research. AskMD’s clinical knowledge management system was developed through Sharecare’s acquisition of PKC Corporation, with the vision of bringing evidence-based medicine to patients and providers, while enabling clinically-informed communications.
In addition, the app also comes with tools and information to help users understand more about their health day–to–day. From notes for a doctor’s appointment to locating a doctor covered by one’s insurance, from a list of all the prescriptions to a list of the doctors and specialists for the entire family, and animations showing the impact a blood pressure and cholesterol are having on your body, AskMD takes the guesswork out of getting better and being well.
Again, AskMD is free to download, and you can grab it from here.