HealthTap

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HealthTap
Type of businessPrivate
Founded2010
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California
No. of locations2 (San Francisco, California)
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleBill Gossman (CEO)
Greg Gilley (CTO)
Sean Mehra (CSO)
Geoffrey Rutledge (CMIO)
Barry Saik (COO)
Kurt Blasena (CRO)
IndustryHealthcare Technology
ProductsHealthTap.com, HealthTap app
Employees~100
Websitewww.healthtap.com

HealthTap is a technology company delivering a suite of connected health apps. Their stated mission is to "Help billions live a healthier, happier, longer life". Their customers include health systems, insurance companies, and (self-insured) employers.

The company received Series A funding from the Mayfield Fund, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Mohr Davidow Ventures[1]

The main service offered by HealthTap is the ability to ask health questions, online and via mobile devices, to a network of U.S.-licensed physicians for free. They also offer the ability to connect immediately or by appointment with a doctor for a consultation via video conference, phone call, or text chat.

There are currently a number of versions of HealthTap available across several platforms and devices, including a version for the web along with applications for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Interactive health[edit]

Health information on the service is supplied interactively by a network of nearly 140,000[2] licensed doctors in good standing (licensed physicians with active disciplinary actions against them are not admitted to the network). HealthTap also provides the opportunity for peer review, which consists of doctors rating each other and self-identifying specializations. HealthTap says its doctor network is present in 170 countries.

Press and expansion[edit]

HealthTap has garnered media coverage in publications including The New York Times,[3] Forbes[4] and TIME.[5]

HealthTap started its Medical Expert Network with U.S.-licensed OBGYN and Pediatrics physicians, which the company describes as the largest network of interactive, engaged physicians online.[6]

In December 2011, HealthTap announced that it had secured $11.5 Million in Series A funding, led by The Mayfield Fund, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Mohr Davidow Ventures.[7]

In November 2012, HealthTap acquired the doctor directory and rating business from Avvo. [8]

In March 2016, HealthTap acquired DocPhin, a startup designed to make finding and reading medical research easier for doctors. [9]


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