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October 7, 2015

Symptom Checker Coming of Age

The IOM report on ‘Improving Diagnosis in Medicine’ that was published last month made a big call to bring the patient into the diagnostic process...
July 22, 2015

Not Sleeping Well? 4 Facts to help you sleep better

Sleep is a truly fascinating subject for health and wellbeing. Up until the 1920’s, we thought the that brains simply switched off during sleep and..
July 8, 2015

How Keeping a Travel History could save your life

We hope you’re all almost ready for your holidays this year; you’ve had your vaccinations, you know about sun safety and protecting yourself from..
June 10, 2015

WHO World Blood Donor Day 2015 - How to save a life

This week Sunday 14th June sees the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual “World Blood Donor Day.” This event was established in 2004, and is..
February 24, 2014

Stuff You Should Know About Symptom Checkers

There is increasing coverage and discussion in the press about the empowered consumer and all the tools that are now available for people to use to..
November 19, 2013

“The Biggest Mistake Doctors Make” is diagnostic

The Wall Street Journal ran a special report on healthcare this week and included two great articles that both referred to the Isabel diagnosis..
November 8, 2013

Why we should be guiding patients from the start

A study entitled ‘The Ecology of Medical Care Revisited’ from the NEJM of June 2001 graphically shows how important it is to try and guide and..
October 7, 2013

Patients’ Diagnostic Accuracy is Better than Physicians!

Perhaps a controversial headline but a study recently appeared in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) ‘Physicians' diagnostic..
March 27, 2013

Symptom checker featured in Daily Mail article

Yesterday the Daily Mail ran an article entitled “How to avoid misdiagnosis: The online ‘doctor’ even GPs swear by”
March 22, 2013

Use a symptom checker to help decide whether CT scan is necessary

USA Today ran a very interesting article yesterday about the benefits and risks of CT scans.
March 21, 2013

Undercover investigation highlights role for symptom checker

The Which consumer magazine in the UK has just published the results of an undercover investigation of 30 GP practices in the UK.
January 15, 2013

Symptom checker-Pivotal tool for patient engagement

As the patient engagement juggernaut gathers pace, the National eHealth Collaborative has recently weighed in with a Patient Engagement Framework
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