Debrecen, Hungry - The Medical Futurist (TMF) recently published a list of their top 12 health chatbots on the market. As health companies merge healthcare into the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, it is interesting to see how new platforms and tools learn from their predecessors and continually make monumental steps in the right direction.  

While the list of the top 12 within TMF’s article are all great and helping bring needed solutions to patients, caregivers and health care providers, here are my three favorite and why:

Gyant – This health chatbot starts by asking a patient questions to understand symptoms and once enough data has been determined for diagnosis, the app automatically sends the data to doctors who in turn diagnose and send a prescription for the patient in real time.

Why Gyant Matters – As our expectations continue to be shifted by companies like Amazon and Uber, this health chatbot is bringing you healthcare solutions at the speed of light. One success story the company touts on their website – they have screened more than 200,000 people in Latin-America for diabetes, of which 5,000 patients have been diagnosed with the disease. What a great example of bringing an innovative solution to parts of the world that would not be able to enhance their quality of life without the tool in existence.

Sensely – This health chatbot is a virtual medical assistant that can help figure out common ailments by checking symptoms using speech detection, texting, images and video, giving users a plethora of different ways to upload information. Based on the users entries, the bot then turns around a possible diagnosis and color codes the severity. Meaning the tool points you to a healthcare professional or encourages you to hang in there and manage the symptoms at home.

Why Sensely Matters – What a great tool to help bring needed, concise medial information to users and taking it one step further by alleviating the burden of people rushing (or walking…) to the doctors office or emergency room for conditions that don’t require such services. And in those instances that self-care is recommended, the tool points the user to common self-care remedies, where to purchase and other helpful resources.

Florence – This health carebot is a nurse in your pocket. Readily available to work within your favorite chat platform, such as Facebook Messenger or Skype, the bot has limitless options to be able to meet the needs of the user. Benefits include tracking your medication with reminders; managing your weight and several other health related goals. The bot also has functionality to route you to your nearest pharmacy, doctors office and other helpful local resources.

Why Florance Matters – There are a lot of health trackers on the market, but not one (I’ve come across) that also has the artificial intelligence capability built within the platform. This is a great personal health assistant that relies on existing platforms to help you and your loved ones optimize your healthcare on your own terms. I also am a big fan of piling in more resource on one platform to help minimize what’s utilized on a mobile device. We all can agree that the last thing we need is another app.

You can read more about these new healthcare tools and platforms as well as 9 additional tools here, originally reported on The Medical Futurist’s website.

Why This Matters – These new tools and platforms are all coming to market based on shifting expectations in the market. By consumer brands, experiences and demand as the digital world evolves. Several of the trends we’re following this year fall into these shifting expectations!  Trends such as ‘Hey Carebot, Let’s Chat, and Artificial Intelligence + Real Patients’ all touch on how the landscape is changing and showcases several health care and pharma brands are already embracing these shifts and creating experiences that are getting to consumers first.

You can read more about these three trends and several dozen more here!

About the Author:

As Strategist of Innovation, Drew is charged daily with championing innovative thinking and doing. Drew is part of a global team that leads new innovative ideas that attract different advocates among existing and potential brands that are shared across all agency partners. Drew is backed by over 16 years of brand, sales and marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies such as Progressive and Nationwide Insurance as well as Founder & President of his own healthcare insurance agency for 6 years. Most recently Drew was part of the agency team that launched Briviact for UCB, Foundation Medicine as well as key roles with Eli Lilly Oncology and Johnson & Johnson.