Daniel Morrow and his research team at the University of Illinois have created a computer-generated doctor to relay basic test results back to patients. By 2025, the Association of American Medical Colleges has estimated that there could be a shortage of up to 90,000 physicians, leading to fewer appointment slots and much longer wait times to receive potentially life-saving information.
Online patient portals exist and are available as a resource to patients who wish to review their results via their computer, however the interpretations and comparisons prove to confuse a wide sample of the population.
The computer-generated doctor, is an illustrated, easier to digest translation of the medical jargon that online patient portals require patients to understand. The digital doctor interprets and reads the results to patients in an engaging, understandable and straight-forward manner.