New proprietary algorithms enable anyone to find health information tailored to them from the world’s largest library of doctor knowledge
Before today, searching for health information online was an impersonal experience. Who you were and your health background didn’t matter – you received the same general search results to your questions as the next person. However, most doctors would often begin their answers to health questions with the words “it depends,” since they didn’t know your personal history or the context of your question. But this shouldn’t be. Dr.
Over the past five years, HealthTap built the world’s largest online library of doctor-created or curated health content, and has served more than five billion answers and health tips in response to queries for health information. Combining HealthTap’s new enhanced search technology with the world’s most comprehensive health ontology – created with a network of more than 100,000
HealthTap’s new Smart Health Search algorithms take into account a variety of information about the user such as age, gender, comorbidities, pregnancy status, and other relevant indicators stored on the asker’s HealthTap personal health record (PHR) to match queries with answers, tips, and checklists provided by doctors to people similar to the user. This is done with the explicit permission of the user, and the answers are only available to the user himself or herself, and to doctors and caregivers the user explicitly authorized.
Now, HealthTap’s Enterprise customers (healthcare systems, hospitals, insurance companies, and large self-insured employers) will benefit from even more advanced personalization for their user populations through HealthTap’s Health Operating System (HOPES™). These customers now receive individually tailored content from HealthTap’s vast library that also incorporates pharmacy, lab, EMR, and engagement data to enhance search applicability and results.
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HealthTap, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, is the world’s first Global Health Practice. HealthTap delivers immediate, world-class healthcare 24/7 from Query-to-Cure™. Through video, voice, and text chat on any mobile device or personal computer, HealthTap connects hundreds of millions of people everywhere with the most trusted health advice from a network of more than 103,000 top