Israel’s Maccabi Healthcare insurance fund and the New York-based K Health company has developed a diagnostic smartphone application called K Health. It bases its answers on data gleaned from tens-of-millions of visits to Maccabi doctors since 1992.
The application provides no definitive answers but informs patients of the odds of what may be causing their malady.
The application will hopefully end people’s reliance on search engines, which often provide faulty diagnoses.
A similar application was started this month by Britain’s National Health Service.