All About Chatbots, Part III: Will Bots Be Prescribed For Healing?

Written September 29, 2017 by Tashfeen Ekram, MD

Can chatbots really have therapeutic value? Some people think they can. In the last article of our chatbot series, see whether chatbots can ever be prescribed for healing.

Trust us on this one: we’re not going out on a limb asking that question.

Innovators have already created chatbots that may have therapeutic value.

For this last article of our chatbot series, we have two case studies to unpack how chatbots may (or may not) actually have therapeutic benefit.

Curious? Read the article here!


In this three-part series originally published on Health:Further, Luma Health gives the low-down on what chatbots are, how they’re used in healthcare, and whether they have any therapeutic value.

Health:Further is an open community that hosts summits and events on leading healthcare innovation. A forward-thinking channel, Health:Further provides healthcare innovators and professionals the resources they need to stay in the loop.

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Tashfeen Ekram, MD, is a radiologist, self-taught coder, healthcare innovator and Co-Founder of Luma Health. Contact him at or on Twitter at @tashfeenekramMD.