Medoctor, Inc. just received a US patent for a “System and Method for Determining the Probable Existence of Disease.” “Huh?” you say… They’ve put together an automated questionnaire system to diagnose over 830 diseases based on your answers. Additionally, the system will keep track of your electronic medical records. From the press release…
A study by Sonoma County, California found that 64% of emergency room visits can be handled in less-costly, non-emergency settings. Hospitals absorb unnecessary ER costs in their community service budgets. Medoctor’s triage system could save hospitals and government agencies billions of dollars annually.
Governments have long searched for an affordable health record-keeping solution. Medoctor combines a diagnostic tool with a personal health record, helping individuals, healthcare payers and providers alike. The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU) funded a pilot project of Medoctor in rural Africa.
Medoctor will develop strategic alliances with pharmaceutical companies to reduce development costs of new drugs and speed FDA approval. Medoctor’s databases provide efficient means of collecting data. The totality of the data collected will be valuable in biotech research. A license agreement is being negotiated with a major wireless company to adapt Medoctor for worldwide use on cell phones.
That “strategic partnerships with pharmaceuticals companies” part is a bit interesting…we wonder if the business model is to make the money there, or via the $19.95/mo or $99.95/yr subscription fees.
More from MEDoctor, or view a demo of the system in action.