Infermedica tackles the problem of unnecessary medical care and waste, providing insurance companies, hospitals, and health systems with a set of advanced preliminary diagnosis and triage tools. The company’s products include Symptom Checker, Call Center Triage, and Medical API, which are available in over 13 languages.

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“I’m ashamed to go to a doctor”

Posted by Infermedica on Sep 9, 2019 12:52:20 PM

By Artur Olesch, digital health journalist, researcher, and blogger based in Germany (Berlin).



Patients with venereal diseases, mental disorders, or some skin problems are often afraid to visit a doctor. How can we help people with stigmatized, embarrassing diseases?


Last week I watched “Embarrassing bodies” online. In this popular 2007 documentary-style series, Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Dawn Harper help patients with neglected health problems. Of course it’s only a TV show, but it draws attention to the fact that embarrassing illnesses can leave many people feeling isolated. For these patients we need personalized diagnosis alternatives.

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Topics: AI, Medicine