Maybe you got a nasty rash that came and went in a matter of hours. Perhaps your heart started feeling like it was jumping out of your chest at 3 a.m. By the time you made it to the doctor, your symptoms disappear. The doctor’s frustrating diagnosis: Come back when it happens again.
AppVisit, demoed at this year’s Body Computing Conference, is a potential solution to the lag time between symptoms and seeing (or videoconferencing with) your doctor. The platform connect patients with providers through asynchronous virtual visits–that is, visits in which patients don’t have to be present at the same time as a doctor.