HealthTap

By Jonah Comstock October 1, 2015
It can be a little hard to keep track of exactly what Palo Alto-based HealthTap does these days. What began as a doctor Q&A service that has since expanded into doctor ratings and app curation, as well as launching its HealthTap Prime service for video visits, which also helps connect patients to lab tests via an integration with Quest Diagnostics. Now the digital health company is tackling...
By Jonah Comstock June 30, 2015
HealthTap and Quest Diagnostics are partnering to add lab tests to HealthTap's video visits. Doctors on HealthTap's platform will be able to order diagnostic tests for their patients, who can then make an appointment with the nearest Quest lab to have the tests done. The results will then be accessible to the doctors via HealthTap's platform and to patients online or via Quest's MyQuest app. "...
By Brian Dolan March 24, 2015
Chris Bergstrom Recent months have brought with them a number of important hires and departures at digital health companies. Here's a roundup of some of the ones we've been tracking. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Chris Bergstrom has stepped away from his full-time position of Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer at WellDoc, but he will remain an advisor to the company. As a...
By Jonah Comstock January 20, 2015
Palo Alto-based HealthTap has released a ranking of health, wellness, and medical apps based on the public endorsements of thousands of doctors who use the HealthTap AppRx platform. Although not every doctor in HealthTap's network participated and those that did didn't see all the apps, the system is designed to give each app equal exposure and to minimize bias on the part of physician reviewers...
By Jonah Comstock October 30, 2013
HealthTap, the doctor Q&A service that has since expanded into both doctor ratings and app curation, announced its newest product, a paid, voice-activated app called Talk to Docs. The app, which will be available on Android or iOS phones for $0.99, leverages archived answers from HealthTap's free Q&A platform. It uses natural language processing to parse user's health questions and search...
By Jonah Comstock October 2, 2013
Recent data from the Pew Internet and American Life project found that 8 in 10 online health inquiries start at a search engine like Google, a number that hasn't changed since 2000. But medical information from a search engine is often incomplete or untrustworthy, and isn't always enough information to answer specific questions. At the Health 2.0 event in Santa Clara, California this week,...
By Aditi Pai July 30, 2013
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system Halfway through the year, there have already been some major funding stories for mobile health companies. From wearable device companies to a mobile clinical software developer, these funding stories have mentioned trends, goals and important VCs in the field. While MobiHealthNews' state of the industry Q1 2013 and Q2 2013 reports delve deeper into the...
By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2013
In the face of a surge of interest in physician ratings and curation from high-profile health startups like HealthTap and Doximity, long-time physician rating platform Vitals.com has raised $22 million in third round funding to improve its consumer offerings. The round was led by new investor Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Existing investors Cardinal Partners, Health Enterprise Partners,...
By Jonah Comstock June 4, 2013
San Mateo, California-based Doximity, a medical communications platform and physician referral engine, partnered with US News & World Report to make its directory of 700,000 physicians available to consumers as well as other doctors. US News & World Report famously provides rankings of colleges and universities, but also ranks hospitals, doctors, and health plans with the goal of helping...
By Jonah Comstock May 30, 2013
Now that the shake-up at Happtique has called into question their future as a consumer-facing health app curator, it didn't take long for another company to step up. Palo-Alto-based HealthTap, the doctor question and answer service, care provider directory and referral service is branching out once more. In the company's newest offering, AppRx, HealthTap's claimed 40,000 physician users will have...

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