First-ever voice-activated health companion puts answers from 50,000 U.S.-licensed doctors at everyone’s fingertips
Palo Alto, CA – October 30, 2013. HealthTap, the company leading the mobile revolution in healthcare, today unveiled TalkToDocs. This unique new app makes the knowledge of 50,000+ doctors available immediately anytime, anywhere. Using the simple, voice-activated interface of the new TalkToDocs app, anyone who needs health information can simply speak their health and wellness related questions and receive instantaneous, personalized responses from qualified doctors, at no cost.
- Voice-controlled: No need to type and view text on a small screen (text and pictures are also available on demand).
- Instantaneous: TalkToDocs provides people with immediate expertise and immediate relief.
- Trustworthy: TalkToDocs offers personalized answers to every health question, created exclusively by U.S.-licensed doctors in good standing.
TalkToDocs is the first project launched out of HealthTap Labs. Based on insights from the millions who have already used the ultra-popular HealthTap app, computer and data scientists at HealthTap Labs combined artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and advanced voice recognition technologies to create the new app.
“TalkToDocs not only understands the health topic presented in a spoken question, it also determines and reads back the best doctor answers for the person who asked it,” said Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD, HealthTap’s chief medical and data officer. “Having served more than 1 billion doctor answers to people in need everywhere, we have created and organized the world’s most extensive knowledgebase of user questions matched to answers from trusted doctors. Using data science and advanced semantic technology, we’ve built an app that everyone, young or old, healthy or ill, should have on their phone – for a time of need.”
“Immediate access to trusted doctors really matters,” said Ron Gutman, HealthTap’s founder and CEO. “In the past few months, more than 10,000 HealthTap users have already sent us notes thanking us for saving their lives. When people have health questions, they want and need answers now, and they want to be able to trust those answers. This is exactly the promise of TalkToDocs. It’s everything that people have come not to expect of our current healthcare system: fast, reliable, and ubiquitous!
Solutions like this, where you can speak a question and get an immediate answer from a doctor, are especially critical as more than 30 million previously uninsured Americans prepare to enter the health system with the Affordable Care Act, and make demands on our already-stretched resources.”
TalkToDocs is powered by HealthTap, the premiere mobile health platform that puts trust and customer focus at the center of healthcare.
HealthTap is the best way to connect with the most trusted health information and doctors. With top-rated web and mobile apps, HealthTap offers immediate and free access to personalized, reliable, and trusted health answers and tips from a network of over 50,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. Sign up today and download HealthTap’s free apps for iPhone, iPad or Android at www.healthtap.com.
Kei Hoshino Quigley