New App Translates ‘Doctor Speak’ For Patients

New App Translates ‘Doctor Speak’ For Patients
technology

HealthTap allows patients to consult physicians' posts on common questions or email them individually to address specific concerns, costing a fraction of an office visit.

John Pugh, BI
  • 14 october 2012

A new online application is democratizing access to medical information and health-care advice. HealthTap allows users access to a database of 15,000+ doctors in 115 specialties who can give answers to specific health questions, such as, “Can scoliosis be cured?” The doctor’s responses are then peer-reviewed by fellow participating medics, either giving clout to or denying a doctor’s claim. In addition to rewarding well-informed doctors with positive exposure and public relations, physicians who engage in one-on-one consultations receive monetary compensation for their participation.

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