Abridge for Patients

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About this app

As seen in The New York Times, “Abridge records doctor-patient conversations and shares the recording and transcript with the patient…”

Note: This app is specifically designed for patients to remember the details of their care (we’re glad you’re here!). If you are a clinician or employed by an enterprise system, please be aware that this is not the correct app for your needs. Clinicians and enterprise users should contact us at contact@abridge.com for more information about our enterprise solution that provides additional clinical value.

Conversations with your doctor are full of meaningful moments — key pieces of advice about how to best manage your care. But if you’re like most people, the details can fall through the cracks. That’s where Abridge comes in — to be a second pair of ears so you can better understand and follow through with your care.

Abridge helps you stay on top of your health, whether you’re at a routine appointment, specialist visit, or annual exam. Simply record the conversation to get started. When your appointment is over, Abridge creates an interactive transcript of the medical parts of your conversation so you can quickly skip to any parts you may want to revisit. Abridge uses computers to transcribe the medical parts of the conversation, so nobody reads or hears the conversation but you.


Abridge has your back, from reminding you of medical terminology to identifying important details of your care. The app automatically finds key points like medication instructions and follow-ups for your review. Get definitions for medical terms, right in the context of your conversation.


Track the medications you’re taking in one spot, right inside the medication list. Add medications, dosages, and instructions. Review medication basics, such as how to safely use the medication.


Securely share your conversation with family and others involved in your health. Keep everyone on the same page, even if they were unable to attend the appointment. Everyone can have more peace of mind knowing they can get a quick summary of what was said, and hear the information as if they were present.


Abridge is secure and private: All your data is encrypted in transit and at rest, and stored in HIPAA-compliant servers.
You control your information and who it is shared with. We will never sell, rent, or share your personal health information without your consent.
Abridge was developed by doctors, patients, and researchers.


“Abridge helps people better understand their doctor's recommendations, which can improve patient engagement and health literacy.”
Steve Shapiro, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, UPMC

"Abridge empowers consumers with easier access to a transcript of a clinical encounter and -- more importantly -- the context and tools to help them make sense of it."
Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney, and former U.S. CTO


↳ Email: support@abridge.com
↳ Web: abridge.com
Updated on
Jun 21, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Health and fitness and 5 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Health and fitness and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

353 reviews
louise norcott
April 11, 2024
I hardly ever give reviews as it's just not my thing, but I had to do it for this app. It runs, so we'll, and yes, there are some minor glitches in reading of the text, but the audio is perfect! Having medical terminology explain is amazing. I have used it with all my doctors, and I have told family and friends how great this app is in reviewing your appointments and how it allows you share it with family or a friend so they too can keep abreast of your health. Well done!
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w b
June 2, 2021
The concept of this app is really cool and I love many of the features, but it has issues that make it unusable. It has paused itself multiple times unexpectedly, there are gaps in the conversations for some reason (this makes the audio unusable for my needs as it looks edited), I can't share the audio itself (or snippets) as an mp3, and other people can't listen or view unless they have Abridge accounts
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June 7, 2021
Thanks for your response, and sorry to hear about the issues you've experienced! We are interested in learning more about the recording gaps you experienced. Would you mind reaching out to us at support@abridge.com so that we might learn more about what could be affecting your experience?
Tomas Kuli
March 31, 2022
Not sure why my previous review was deleted. Anyway, I wrote that I thought this app wouldn't work well. That it would crash, not connect, not open, freeze, not pick up voices. Used it for the first time yesterday and it worked very well. Picked up voices from across the room even with my coat over my phone. This is great! My husband is Deaf and can now use this and I can interpret what the doctor said when he gets home! BTW I downloaded this on his phone and he didn't get the code. Email?
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March 31, 2022
Thank you for your comment, we are so glad our application has been so helpful for you and your family. Is there something else that we could do to deserve a better rating from you? Let us know at support@abridge.com.

What's new

Spring has sprung, and so has our commitment to flawless performance. We’ve swept away those pesky bugs to improve app reliability and your recording experience. It’s time to shine!