Design that spans the digital divide: How could online symptom assessment tools reduce the burden on primary care?
Digital symptom assessment tools have the potential to transform the flow of patients and improve their access to proper care.
Paul Wicks, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and independent consultant in digital health, clinical research, and scientific communications. For 13 years he led the R&D team at PatientsLikeMe, an online community for 750,000 people living with medical conditions, and published over 110 studies. At Ada, he advises on study design, publication strategy, and the Rare Disease Initiative. He sits on the editorial boards of the BMJ, BMC Medicine, JMIR, Digital Biomarkers, and The Patient.