HealthTap, founded in 2010, is an Interactive Health Network dedicated to improving your health and well-being. The company personalizes health information for you and provides free online and mobile answers from thousands of the best physicians in the U.S. The company helps you better understand your health, make better health decisions, and find the best doctors. The company helps physicians better serve existing patients, find new ones, and build their reputation by demonstrating their expertise online. The company believes that everyone has the right to free, reliable, and independent health information. The company also believes that the most trustworthy health information comes from medical experts. Finally, The company believes that the best health decisions take into account unbiased expert knowledge, community insights, and relevant data. HealthTap was created to reflect these beliefs, and to be available to you, for free, anytime, and anywhere. HealthTap started with the realization that it`s hard to find straightforward, trustworthy answers to personal health questions online. When we do find health information, it`s often general and rarely relevant. Even if it might be useful, it`s hard to know if it`s trustworthy. As a result, over half of adults report that the health information the find online is of `no help” at all (2010 Pew Internet Study). This is a big problem, as health is one of the biggest categories on the Internet, where Google alone serves over 1.2 billion health searches a month. We founded HealthTap to make finding useful, reliable health information fast, easy and free. Our Vision & Credo reflects who we are, both as individuals and as a company.
HealthTap launched its beta apps with expert discussions focused on pregnant mothers and pediatricians. The company expanded to 100 different specialties where patients can ask questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The information is free. HealthTap has 12 employees. Through HealthTap, millions of people everywhere can find answers to their health questions from leading U.S.-licensed physicians, including top doctors in their area. HealthTap reveals both the diversity of the medical community, and the consensus within it, by allowing questions to be answered by different physicians, and by showing you how many physicians agree with any answer. HealthTap categorizes and organizes the world`s best health information, unlocking the wisdom of doctors, and enabling for the first time immediate access to relevant, reliable, and trusted health content that is kept current through daily contributions from top physicians. With over 10,000 physicians are in our Medical Expert Network, and hundreds of healthcare institutions who are engaged on our platform, and with immediate access to. HealthTap online and via our mobile apps, we`re changing the way people find health information online and interact with their physicians.