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Health Agencies Update
April 23/30, 2019

Free App to Help Patients Ask Appropriate Questions

JAMA. 2019;321(16):1557. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.4590

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently launched a free mobile app to help patients better prepare for medical visits.

After users put in such details as the reason for their visit, the Question Builder app prompts them with a list of common questions they might want to ask their physician. They can then customize the questions to fit their own needs.

Question Builder also enables users to take photos of insurance cards, pill bottles, or visible symptoms, such as a skin rash. It also provides access to consumer education materials and videos.