With machines taking more of the work traditionally done by humans, it’s only inevitable they’ll iron out the inefficiencies of health care. But we probably won’t see that first with hospitals or traditional doctors. We’ll see it happen with a small coterie of mobile apps that let you speak to a doctor at the tap of a button.
Babylon Health is a British mobile app that charges its users £5 (about $8) a month to speak to a general practitioner whenever they want, as many times as they need. The doctors can write prescriptions and refer them to specialists.