by Angela Guess
A recent press release reports, “Today medical artificial intelligence (AI) app Ada makes Canadian history, launching a new consumer-facing medical app that enables Canadians to assess and monitor their personal health through sophisticated AI technology. Designed to grow smarter as users engage with it, Ada’s intelligence amounts to much more than personalized health assessments for individuals – Ada supports doctors in providing more accurate assessments and through data collection and analysis, has the ability to help patients and doctors monitor health situations over time. Developed by a team of medical doctors and scientists, Ada’s AI engine is a representation of where personal and community healthcare is headed. Since Ada’s global launch earlier this fall, the app has already climbed to no. 1 medical app in the App Store in 80 countries – more than any other iOS app in 2016.”
The release goes on, “Ada intelligently checks symptoms by asking simple and individualized questions without complicated medical jargon, and becomes smarter as it becomes familiar with the user’s medical history. A detailed symptom assessment report is generated by analyzing all the symptom information provided by users, which can then be shared with the user’s doctor. Notable features & benefits for doctors include: Earlier and better health assessment through a sophisticated decision support system. Ada generates detailed symptom assessment reports that users are able to share with their doctors in advance, or during office visits. Notable features & benefits for individuals and community health include: Allows individuals to check almost any symptom by answering simple, personalized questions about their health. Builds and stores an overview of users’ health situation (i.e. allergies, medications, symptoms) – secure, up to date, and accessible from their pocket.”
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