doctor discussing health issues with patient

New App Eases Patient-Doctor Communication During Office Visits

A new free mobile app from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) aims to help patients prepare questions for their next physician appointment. The app, QuestionBuilder, then helps the patient through the questions during the office visit to ensure the conversation with the doctor is meaningful and informative. Individuals can be the QuestionBuilder App to:

  • Prepare and organize questions by type of medical encounter.
  • Take photos of insurance cards, pill bottles, or even a skin rash.
  • Access consumer education materials and videos.

 The app is elegant in its simplicity, with a user interface that is straightforward and replaces a tool previously developed by AHRQ that was available in paper and web-based formats.

The app can be downloaded at no cost from the Apple App Store Exit Disclaimer and Google Play Store Exit Disclaimer. The app is compatible with Apple devices running iOS version 11.0 and higher and Android devices running version 4.4 and higher. Users without access to a smartphone can use the app online at

The app is completely free of charge. There are no fees to download the app or in-app purchases to use any of the features.

Individuals can learn more about communicating with their healthcare provider here
To learn more about the QuestionBuilder app, visit