21 types of health apps the FDA could regulate but won't

By Aditi Pai
06:14 am

#10 Symptom navigators that lead to provider locations and suggestions


"Mobile apps that guide a user through a questionnaire of signs and symptoms to provide a recommendation for the type of health care facility most appropriate to their needs;"

Like the last app type, this one suggests, not only a few potential diagnoses, but also appropriate healthcare facilities to visit once the problem has been potentially figured out. Aetna's iTriage does just that, and as of last month, the app will be working on offering mid-sized employer groups a customizable version of the app that guides users to in-network providers. This year, President Obama mentioned iTriage in his speech about his management agenda.