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Palo Alto, Calif.-based HealthTap is expanding beyond the consumer space with the launch of a health-management platform aimed right at employers. The platform allows companies to offer their employees the convenience of finding the right healthcare professional within their insurance plan with as little pain as possible (no pun intended).
The first enterprise company to sign up for HealthTap’s service is the “sketch to scale” solution-provider Flex (formerly known as Flextronics). More than 200,000 workers there will be able to receive 24/7 access to personalized health care via HealthTap, which leverages more than 70,000 doctors around the world.
This service is made possible through HealthTap’s Compass service, which is available on mobile and desktop and provides users access to mobile services from any device. It can show personalized healthcare information from discovery to consultation, while also providing helpful reminders, tips, and tools to make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Additionally, Flex employees will gain the ability to exchange instant messages with physicians and even set up video consultations.
HealthTap chief executive Ron Gutman explained why this foray into the enterprise is interesting: “Most people engage with their personal health through their employer or health insurance provider. Think about the process, we’ve all done it. You begin work and receive a huge stack of forms to fill out from the HR department. You select some kind of random insurance plan while trying to decipher acronyms like PPO, HMO and EPO. And all you actually want to know is, how to get to the right care when you need it most cost effectively.”
Founded in 2010, HealthTap originally set out to help people get quick answers to their health questions. It shares some features with services like Doctor on Demand, PlushCare, Teladoc, and American Well.
Besides Compass, HealthTap has produced a few different products, including the physician recommendation system for drug treatments, RateRx, and a physical back brace.
HealthTap has raised $38.3 million in funding from investors such as Khosla Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, and numerous angels.
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