PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 18, 2014 — HealthTap, the company reinventing healthcare by connecting patients and doctors anytime, anywhere via web, mobile and video, today announced the launch of Top Doctor Insights, a new digital service that provides skim-friendly, easily digestible lists of the best doctor insights on millions of health and wellness topics, personalized to each user. These lists are curated with content created and rated by the company’s network of 64,000+ top U.S. doctors. Top Doctors Insight lists are customized to each user based on his or her own unique Health Graph, a proprietary digital map of one’s personal health and well-being.
Having served up more than 2.2 billion doctor answers and tips to users on any and all health topics, HealthTap has the world’s most comprehensive database for doctor knowledge. Using artificial intelligence and natural language processing, HealthTap’s cutting edge technology recognizes the contextual content and semantic meaning of queries, organizes billions of data points, aggregates and synthesizes this information, and generates the most relevant insights and wisdom on any health topic, on-demand.
From searches on broad categories like “cancer” and “diabetes,” to specific queries like “topical anesthetic for teething babies” and “healthy snacks for traveling abroad,” anyone can find the best and most relevant health and wellness content—including doctor answers, actionable checklists and useful expert tips—listed and ranked by the quality of the information relevant to that user’s needs.
“Quality of information refers not only to HealthTap’s state-of-the-art semantic matching algorithms, but also to the caliber of the doctors who created the content, and their reputation among other leading doctors,” said Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD, HealthTap’s Chief Medical Officer. “Content created by physicians with higher DocScores (as determined by positive peer-reviews they received, as well as reputable awards they won, educational credentials, their level of expertise, and the number of patients they successfully helped) gets weighted more heavily and is displayed more prominently.”
“For patients and people who want to improve their health and well being, sifting through reams of health information online and in mobile apps is often time consuming and very stressful. Now, for the first time ever, users on HealthTap can very quickly and conveniently get multiple insights from top doctors customized to their needs and wants right at their fingertips,” added Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap. “By analyzing the meaning and context behind a search, using our powerful extensive ontology, and the the huge amount of data we’ve amassed serving hundreds of millions of people, we’re now able to present the best doctor insights on any health and wellness topic in the world in milliseconds. In a sea of medical information, HealthTap’s Top Doctor Insights finds the right answers that can help you feel better faster! This is yet another important step in our journey to provide people all over the world real personalized healthcare from highly trusted doctors.”
Starting today, HealthTap’s Top Doctor Insights will be available to everyone, everywhere, via any mobile device or personal computer. To view personalized, comprehensive lists of Top Doctor Insights on millions of health topics, download HealthTap’s free apps on the Apple App Store or Google Play or sign up for a free account at HealthTap.com.
HealthTap+ has reinvented the way people all over the world take care of their health and well-being, connecting millions everywhere with the most trusted health information and doctors. The company is backed by leading investors including Khosla Ventures, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Mayfield Fund, and Mohr Davidow Ventures. With top-rated web and mobile apps, HealthTap+ offers immediate and free access to relevant, reliable, and trusted health answers from a network of more than 64,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. Sign up today and download HealthTap's free apps for iPhone, iPad or Android at HealthTap.com.
SutherlandGold Group for HealthTap
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