Obviously not, but it can provide us with some new solutions. That’s why I wanted to share askCH, an interesting project.
AskCH is a one-of-a-kind healthcare tool. Send a healthcare cost or definition question in the proper format, and receive the answer with a link to find detailed information!
So you can send messages via Twitter such as:
Cost of [drug name] near [zipcode]
example tweet: “d askch cost of lexapro near 37211“
Generic for [drug name]
example tweet: “d askch generic for plavix“
What is [drug name]
example tweet: “d askch what is lipitor“
What is [health issue]
example tweet: “d askch what is diabetes“
Actually, I gave it a try and asked them “what is COPD”. The reply was “Sorry, we don’t have a description for copd.”
We will see whether people start using it as its success depends on that.
*This blog post was originally published at ScienceRoll*