Screen time with doctors

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Alberto Porciani

Alberto Porciani, founder and chief executive of Top Doctors, explains the rationale behind the development of the service and how it fits into the current landscape.

‘Siri, my stomach hurts. What’s wrong with me?’
‘OK, Google, how can I tell if I have diabetes?’
‘Alexa, why can’t I lose weight?’

It might sound far-fetched, but these can be questions the digitally-savvy patient poses to their smartphone in their hour of medical need.

In the digital age, online presence is everything.

The internet has made it possible for us to access most everyday services at the simple click of a button or through taking just two minutes to install the latest app.

Order your taxi, do your weekly shop, find that ideal fitness class, study Chinese in your coffee break – our lives are indeed simpler and we wouldn’t dream of turning back the clock now. When everything we do becomes a search term on Google, the only thing to do is embrace change and adapt.

Why should finding a doctor be any different?