If the technology industry has taught us anything it’s that there is no one way to do something correctly. When applying this mentality to medicine, technology innovators began to find new, creative, and cost effective ways of diagnosing patients. Now through video doctors visits, sensors, and more accessible home visits, these technology companies are changing medicine, one diagnosis at a time.
As well as being a serial entrepreneur, STD Triage Founder & CEO Alexander Borve is also a spine surgeon and PhD student. Somehow he’s managed to fit in living in seven countries and speaking six languages, all while building a cell-phone based STD Triage service. The app is a spin off of his app, iDoc24 and Alex joined the stage to showcase how far STD Triage has come since it’s inception at Health 2.0 Europe 2012. The STD Triage app allows users to send in pictures, symptoms, and demographics to a Doctor and receive a diagnosis, therein keeping privacy and anonymity. The person can then search for information, clinics, or notify other people.