HealthTap is a free healthcare website that provides a community of accessible doctors to its members. They are available round the clock, either through text or video and offer consultations at an affordable rate.
The company has been in the news recently for offering free medical assistance to hurricane victims. But what makes it different from other healthcare websites?
What is HealthTap?
HealthTap is a telehealth platform that offers virtual doctor consultations. They are available through the company’s website and mobile app.
Its backend uses artificial intelligence to answer questions and offer health recommendations. It also has an AI-powered symptom checker.
The service aims to make medical advice affordable and accessible. It offers free and paid plans that include live video sessions with doctors.
Members can request a doctor consultation through the app, and they can choose to meet online through video or text chat. The service is available in more than 150 countries and has a network of 140,000 doctors.
It is a platform for patients
HealthTap is a platform for patients to communicate with doctors by text and video. It also provides a database of doctor-answered questions on a variety of topics and symptoms.
Users can post questions and receive answers from doctors within 24 hours, if they choose to do so. These questions are posted by doctors who have signed up to be a part of the network.
In addition to the free service, HealthTap offers a paid Concierge service that includes virtual visits with doctors. The company’s virtual visits are similar to those offered by services like Doctor on Demand and MDLIVE, but HealthTap also allows patients to share information about their health (medical conditions, medications, allergies) with the doctor during the visit.
It is a tool for doctors
What makes HealthTap different is that it is an online doctor network that gives doctors the opportunity to earn a secondary income. All physicians are required to undergo a background check, and must have a current, unrestricted active medical license in good standing.
They come from all practice settings including private practice, health-maintenance organizations and premiere academic settings like Harvard Medical School and Stanford Medicine.
Patients can ask questions about their health through HealthTap’s mobile app and receive a response from an expert doctor. The doctor may recommend that they seek further care or provide guidance on what to do next.
With over 40,000 physicians currently onboard, the HealthTap network is growing rapidly. As the company continues to expand, it has the potential to save patients and medical providers money and improve patient satisfaction.
It is a community of doctors
What makes HealthTap different is the fact that it provides patients with medical answers from real doctors. This network of doctors includes some of the best in the country, many of whom are experts in their specialties and have a reputation for being trustworthy.
Doctors in the HealthTap network have a rigorous onboarding process, which includes a rigorous review of their background and licensing. They must also be in good standing and not have any disciplinary actions against them.
The company recently acquired Docphin, a service that makes it easy for doctors to keep up to date with the latest medical literature. The acquisition gives the HealthTap community access to a prime education service for doctors, as well as a host of benefits for top physicians. These include Curbside Consults with colleagues, case discussions in special doctor groups via Global Rounds and Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
It is a resource for patients
HealthTap provides access to a wealth of medical knowledge and resources, from trusted experts around the world. You can submit a question, receive a free text response or video consultation with one of the more than 100,000 doctors in HealthTap’s network.
HealthTap also has RateRx, a tool that allows users to search a database of medications for their conditions and find out which have been rated by physicians. Doctors review medications based on a variety of criteria, from the quality of their reviews to their effectiveness.
HealthTap’s mission is to make it easier for people to get the information they need and the care they deserve. Now, the company is bringing its resources to one of the world’s most popular messaging apps: Facebook Messenger.