I want to focus on the product because I think it is a game changer for all of us that access the health care system regularly.
The Abridge mobile app (get it here) allows anyone to record a medical visit with a doctor, a nurse, or any other health care professional.
It works like this:
You open the app to see your visit history:
You tell the doctor, nurse, etc that you are going to record the session and hit the record button:
Then you record the session.
When you are done Abridge saves the audio recording of the session and also immediately (in way less than a minute) provides a transcript of the session with the key medical terms called out in bold.
That is me making stuff up this morning. I sure hope I don’t need a knee replacement any time soon.
This is one of those ideas that is so simple and so obvious that you wonder why nobody has done it before.
The team is a combination of physicians and machine learning people from University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon. It’s a combination of domain experts and technologists who are extremely well suited to make this work and work simply and elegantly.
I would encourage everyone who sees doctors regularly or has a loved one that does to get Abridge on your phones and their phones.
I think it’s a game changer for how we access and understand the medicine in our lives.