Medwise.ai Response to COVID-19

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Medwise.ai Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus: How we are helping

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are learning more about the disease and its effect on people of all ages and backgrounds. As the curve of new infections begins to flatten in parts of the world, we must remain vigilant and resilient to mitigate further pandemic waves and minimize the human cost.

Science is the key to solving this crisis and saving lives. As clinicians, scientists and researchers rush to understand COVID, there is an explosion of information but in varying quality. According to LitCovid, as of May 10th, there have been 11151 COVID-19 related publications and the number of new publications doubled every 1.4 weeks. In the UK, a variety of organisations have published COVID-19 guidelines. These guidelines are constantly being revised and updated, making it difficult for clinicians to keep up with the latest information while caring for their patients. Medwise.ai is dedicated to helping people get the best care science has to offer. We are working hard to tackle this problem — helping clinicians navigate and find the answers they need instantly from the exponentially increasing sources of information.

The number of COVID-19 publications — The exponential curve that will not and should not flatten

Helping clinicians find instant answers

Our approach at medwise.ai is to create a centralised one-stop-shop for all high-quality information and resources that could be deployed immediately at the frontline. We source content from highly reputable and authoritative sources such as NICE guidelines, Cochrane reviews, NHS England and Public Health England guidance, among others. Unlike most other search engines, which redirect you to a link or a PDF document, we cut to the chase and find the exact sentence or paragraph that answers your clinical question. For questions that are currently unanswered, we work constantly to add additional content. The more people using our platform, the more content it will include and the faster and better our search algorithm gets.

Our top priority is to support health professionals working around the clock to care for those in need, and therefore we are making our platform available, free of charge, to clinicians. We are continuously listening to feedback, learning, and improving the platform quickly. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please email us at covid@medwise.ai.

In the meantime, please continue to take care of yourselves and stay safe. Together, we can get through these tough times.