App to compare costs of medical care
Last Updated: 260 days ago
TULSA, Okla. - Are you looking for the best price in medical care? There's an app that will soon be able to help you.
Helping consumers avoid the high costs of healthcare is the main focus of a new start-up company in Tulsa.
Medify is developing a website and app that will allow you to find the best prices for medical services.
According to Mashable, Medify aggregates published research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health's Medline, a database that contains more than 18 million references to journal articles going back to 1946. Then it scrapes data points like the number of patients studied, their treatments, symptoms and side effects to generate insights about medical treatments and experts.
Mashable said the app arranges datapoints in easy-to-read graphs. At a glance, it's easy to see what treatments are being studied the most and where most of the research is coming from.
But before Medify cam work for you, it has to work on itself.
They said they are hoping to come out with a Beta version by the end of the year.
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