Palo Alto-based HealthTap has quietly acquired Docphin, which makes it easier for physicians to find and read medical research. Terms of the deal have not been revealed but we do know that Docphin has raised around $1.6 million and was a member of Rock Health’s and StartUp Health’s accelerators back in 2012.
Seemingly as part of the deal, HealthTap has recently invited Docphin’s physician users to join its 85,000+ strong community of physicians. It provides users with a number of benefits, including the ability to get curbside consults from more than 92,000 colleagues, present and discuss Global Rounds cases, earn unlimited free category 1 CME, message any doctor among others. On top of that, premium/paid users get unlimited medical advice from doctors through chat, video or audio visits via mobile app or web browser.
Docphin, on the other hand, describes itself as “the best way to keep up with medical research.” It enables physicians to follow particular journal titles, set up alerts, search PubMed, and access more than 1,000 articles by specialty, topic, or drug class. The service had about 60,000 physician users around the world.