April 17, 2013

Can a 24/7 Medical App Save Your Life? Better Thinks So.

By Logan Lafferty

Better has made a mobile app that taps into the vast database of the Mayo Clinic to provide immediate health care information and assistance. Appearing onstage today at D: Dive Into Mobile, Better founder Geoff Clapp gave a demo and explained his vision for better health care through his new mobile app. Feigning stomach pains, Clapp went through a “symptoms checker” on the iPhone app, which pointed him to celiac disease as a top result. He pressed a button to call a Mayo Clinic nurse (who, for the purpose of this demo, was waiting for the call — but Better promises nurses and doctors can be accessible in everyday situations, as well).


All Things Digital by Lauren Goode

Tags: All Things Digital, Better mobile app, D: Dive Into Mobile, Geoff Clapp, health care information, iPhone app, mobile app, Patient Care, Technology

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