HealthTap’s network surpasses 100,000 doctors


HealthTap has reached an important milestone having surpassed 100,000 U.S. licensed doctors in its network. These doctors span 141 specialties, speak 117 languages, and have an average of 21 years of clinical experience. They are located in over 3,000 cities and towns across all 50 United States, and have more than 2.2 million referral connections in the network. Also, doctors using HealthTap have published over 310,000 peer-reviewed articles, and answered over 4.3 billion health-related questions to close to a quarter billions people in more than 100 countries around the world.

All this wasn’t for nothing — HealthTap doctors have received more than 22,800 notes thanking them for saving a person’s life or the life of a loved one. Users have also reported that the care they receive from the doctors on HealthTap as part of the virtual care movement is as good as, or even better than, the quality of in-person care. Related to that, a recent survey titled “Patient Interest in Adopting Telemedicine IndustryView” has found that 67 percent of patients said that using virtual care increases their satisfaction with the medical care they’ve received.

HealthTap doctors have received more than 22,800 “thank you” notes.“We hear a consistent message from patients and doctors alike that traditional healthcare is increasingly difficult to access in a timely manner, delivered with uneven quality and is increasingly impersonal,” Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO of HealthTap, said in a statement. “Together with a powerful and rapidly growing movement of top doctors we are fixing that dynamic by using technology to bring back the elements of healthcare that have been lost-speed, quality and compassion. We are humbled by the doctors engagement, inspired by their mission to help people, and empowered by their support to build a healthier happier world.”

In addition to seeing patients for video, audio or text virtual visits, doctors create health tips in over 320 health topics as well as checklists to help people reach health goals. These doctors also rate medications and health apps, and share health news articles; they even peer-review one another’s content and consults to reassure quality.

Earlier this year, HealthTap has quietly acquired Docphin, which makes it easier for physicians to find and read medical research.