PSFK Picks: Top 10 Health Innovations Of The Week
From a service that helps translate 'doctor-speak' to personal apps designed around your DNA, we bring you the most innovative stories from the world of wellness research.
PSFK has partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim to bring you a snapshot of Ten Innovative Ideas each week that are reshaping the health care industry. Continue reading below for the most exciting ideas from the past seven days.
Service Helps Doctors Translate ‘Doctor-Speak’ To Plain English HealthTap, an app that allows users to ask questions of a community of more than 15,000 medical professionals, is adding to its available pool of knowledge by integrating research from peer-reviewed medical journals. The company sees its network of doctors acting as mediators, translating the complexity and nuance of these materials from doctor-speak to plain English. The explanations doctors provide are – like their advice – rated by their peers. The better the community deems their colleague’s contribution to be, the higher their rating. In that way, the app both provides information for users who need advice on health issues, and a marketing platform for doctors in search of new patients.