What is the problem you’re trying to solve at Infermedica?
Our mission is to guide patients to the right care. We make it easier to pre-diagnose, triage, and direct people to the appropriate services by partnering with insurance, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies to increase efficiency, improve patient flow, and reduce costs. Our technology combines the power of algorithms and AI with the experience of doctors. Infermedica’s solution is available in 18 languages and has been trusted by 60 B2B partners.
How did you get started—where did the idea come from?
In 2011 I saw Akinator, a computer version of 20 Questions. The game asks the player a set of questions and guesses what fictional or real-life character the player is thinking of. I thought it would be great to create an app that would use similar concepts to determine possible diagnoses. This was how Infermedica was born. We started as a team of three developers, and now, in 2020, we are still working together, along with over 100 other employees.