Chan believes there’s a gap inside the market for technologies which can help patients figure out what to do when they get sick, which led him to reach out to Ada Health about a partnership. As Chan points out, which’s not always obvious for most people whether to stay home to rest as well as recover, see a primary care doctor or go straight to the emergency room.
“We want them to get the appropriate level of care,” said Chan.
Chan will be also a doctor, so I briefly ran him through my symptoms as well as he felt which the AI had advised me well. I noted which three of the several potential diagnoses indicated which I should seek medical care, while the most likely (viral gastroenteritis) suggested which I could stay home.
Chan said these tools are meant to be “advisory,” rather than a replacement for a doctor or a formal diagnosis. If I got any worse, he said, I should consider seeing a doctor.
I called up Ada Health’s chief commercial officer Jeff Cutler, who noted which the tool will be designed to learn about its users over time.
“which truly depends on the person, as some might take action based on the most severe decision while others are reassured by the most likely one,” he said. which’s why Ada lists a range of possible explanations to help patients make their choice.
Cutler said which if I were using the Ada app, these recommendations would likely get more accurate as Ada learned more about me. (The Sutter Health product on the website will be anonymous, however I can save the assessment as well as download the app via there.)