Free Health Care on the Go – HealthTap Releases HealthTap Express; Revolutionary Mobile Application Puts Thousands of Top Docs at your Fingertips

September 25, 2011

Expanding from Limited Beta for Pregnant Women and New Moms, HealthTap Now Addresses All Health Topics with 5,000 Top US Physicians

Palo Alto, CA -- September 26, 2011 -- HealthTap, (http://www.healthtap.com), the first Interactive Health Network, today launches its innovative mobile app, HealthTap Express, where users can ask any health question, and for the first time get immediate answers from thousands of trusted physicians, anytime, anywhere. For free.

In conjunction with the new mobile offering, HealthTap has also expanded its coverage beyond its successful beta program that focused on pregnant women and new moms, to now cover all areas of health, for everyone. HealthTap’s new mobile and online applications benefit both physicians and consumers, by providing an easy and reliable way for them to find one another, and by creating a better way to discover, use, and share trusted health information. In addition to rapid, succinct answers to health questions, consumers on HealthTap can receive better, more personal care and discover the best local physicians based on those doctors’ knowledge and expertise.

“Listening to our beta users, we learned that what people want is very simple: immediate, credible answers from leading doctors,” said Ron Gutman, CEO and co-founder of HealthTap. “We started with 550 Pediatricians and Ob/Gyns, and have rapidly grown almost ten-fold, attracting more than 5,000 U.S.-licensed doctors to HealthTap, across all 50 states and 82 specialties! With this mobile release, we’re delivering exactly what people have asked for: the wisdom of thousands of doctors at their fingertips–no waiting room, no copay; at home or on-the-go!”

Using HealthTap Express, now available on all iPhone and Android devices, or online at HealthTap.com people can, for the first time:

  • Find trustworthy health information: Ask any health question and find answers from thousands of top trusted, U.S.-licensed physicians.
  • Get fast access, anytime, anywhere: Answers, tips and health guides are crisp and easy to understand.
  • Identify the best, most reliable answers: Easily find health answers that even other doctor's trust, by seeing which physicians in the network have “Agreed” with these answers.
  • Discover the right fit among local physicians: Users can evaluate doctors based on the quality of their information, their style, and their reputation via a Virtual Practice that showcases doctors’ knowledge and their trusted medical networks.
  • Improve quality of care: Make the most of short doctor-visits by accessing your physician’s knowledge before and in-between appointments, for more personal ongoing care.

HealthTap provides every doctor in the US a free Virtual Practice, where they can effortlessly build a reputation in mobile and social media and connect with new local patients, by answering simple user questions. Now, physicians can save time with more efficient visits and improve the quality of care they provide to patients by making their answers available to existing and prospective patients 24/7 online or on the go.

“Patients frequently come to visits with incorrect facts from or questions about the immense amount of conflicting information that they ‘researched’ on the web,” said Dr. Laura Webb. “HealthTap allows me to educate and help my own patients, by using my knowledge and the answers of colleagues I trust. With HealthTap, I can answer questions anytime anywhere for current or prospective local patients, and then translate my online engagement into real-world appointments. I can easily direct patients towards a trustworthy and easy to use website and mobile app with world-class medical information. With no extra effort, my content is available to everyone, through social media and beyond, helping build my reputation while improving the lives of many all over the world. HealthTap’s innovative online and mobile technologies, are helping re-instate the personal interactions people and physicians love about medicine.”

Download HealthTap Express to get answers from thousands of doctors today: http://www.healthtap.com/mobile or visit us online at https://www.healthtap.com/

About HealthTap
HealthTap is an Interactive Health Network that connects thousands of North America’s best physicians with users to provide trusted answers to health questions anytime anywhere. HealthTap’s free web and mobile applications enable 24/7 access to personalized, relevant, and trusted health information from America's best licensed physicians, helping people find the best doctors and make better decisions about their health and well-being. HealthTap's experienced team of engineers and doctors have built health and mobile applications that have served hundreds of millions of people. Based in Palo Alto, California, HealthTap is funded by prominent Silicon Valley angel investors and Mohr Davidow Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.healthtap.com.