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May 23, 2013
When you reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, Isaac and Jaya have you covered! Big welcome to Jaya, who’ll be joining us in Palo Alto for the summer.
May 21, 2013
Massage train powering Aseem’s code.
May 20, 2013
Steph’s hanging out in her new favorite work spot. Palm tree, feet up, and lots of natural light… sounds like the only thing missing is a pina colada!
May 17, 2013
We’re getting relaxed and ready for the weekend with in-office massages. Thanks to Brenda and Anthony for their strong hands and skillful elbows!
May 16, 2013
The team helped Diana polish off her marionberry birthday pie in no time. Happy birthday Diana!
May 16, 2013
Justin and Alex had the same thought this cold, rainy Palo Alto morning — plaid flannel!
May 15, 2013
Lots of smiles at the company BBQ filled with bike wheelies, playground races, football, frisbee, and a piñata!
May 14, 2013
Frozen yogurt treats at the HealthTap office today – delicious way to refresh on a warm California day!
May 13, 2013
No optical illusions here. How tall do you think Rahman is?
May 10, 2013
Today we celebrated the exciting future of HealthTap and the new resources that are going to help us skyrocket there!
May 8, 2013
We’re thrilled to share that we’ve received an important investment from some of the smartest and most accomplished investors and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. We’d like to welcome Khosla Ventures to the HealthTap family, Keith Rabois to our Board of Investors, and Vinod Khosla as a trusted advisor. We can’t wait to work with the entire KV team and our existing investors to continue to re-define modern healthcare in this country and beyond!
May 7, 2013
Steven hits the kitchen counter for a more productive, energized afternoon of standing work.
May 6, 2013
No, Rahman, Isaac, and Keegan didn’t call each other in the morning to make sure they were matching… they just love their new HealthTap t-shirts!
May 3, 2013
Todd is checking out the HealthTap feature in Upscale Magazine! Check out pages 44 and 45 of the May edition for common myths busted by HealthTap doctors.
May 2, 2013
Happy birthday Dmitry! Enjoy your chocolate-covered strawberries and beautiful bow.
May 1, 2013
Marco, Todd, Sastry, Alex, Tao, and Justin kicked off the first day of May with a lunch in the sun at Coconut.
April 30, 2013
Headstands at HealthTap. Way to go Alex!
April 29, 2013
Sunshine, amazing people, and meaningful work — what more do you need?
April 24, 2013
Alex is heading straight to the airport from the office today. He’s heading to Southern California for some quality time with friends and family.
April 22, 2013
Today the engineering and product teams hit the go-karts in Burlingame. It was a heated race to the finish line but Marco deserves ‘congratulations’ for taking home the top prize.
April 19, 2013
Today Aseem, one of our amazing engineers, received a surprise lunch visit from his wife, Shruti, and daughter, Arya.
April 17, 2013
HealthTap Intern, Lenika is taking full advantage of the beautiful Palo Alto weather!
April 15, 2013
Today we unlocked the full Spectrum of doctor knowledge bringing you doctor updates, posts, and 100+ tip topics!
April 15, 2013
This evening our team went out to celebrate our newest company milestone of 1,000,000-signed-up members! We spent the night laughing, sharing stories, and getting excited for the next many millions to join HealthTap.
April 14, 2013
We couldn’t be more excited to share that today we passed the 1,000,000-signed-up member mark! While we’re taking a moment to reflect and celebrate this important milestone for us and for people everywhere, this is really only the beginning for us.
April 9, 2013
Marcos, Diana, Lenika, Shauli, Isaac, and Steven all worked to together to ship framed certificates to the winners of the 2013 Winter Top Doctor Competition. Tens of thousands of doctors in all 50 states competed for Top Doctor, Top Specialist, Most Influential, and Thought Leader Awards. The Top Docs helped millions of people around the world and received a beautiful certificate to recognize their contributions.
April 3, 2013
Isaac and Alex pumped up Alex’s bike tires to guarantee a smooth ride home.
March 29, 2013
Thanks to Graham for bringing beautifully painted eggs in to the office today. Happy Easter from the HealthTap team!
March 21, 2013
Today we released personalized answers! In less than 30 seconds you can add 3 characteristics to your questions (such as age, gender, conditions, and medications) and help our doctors tailor their answers to what’s most applicable to people like you.
March 20, 2013
We kicked off the first day of Spring with some beautiful daffodils in the office!
March 17, 2013
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the HealthTap team!
March 16, 2013
Justin, Tao, and Todd hit up Tahoe for some Spring skiing this weekend.
March 11, 2013
One of the best perks of working at HealthTap is the constant supply of healthy food to keep your brain powered and body feeling great!
March 4, 2013
Rahman was inspired by his tip and made healthy desserts for the team today. We bet you’ve never tasted a better popsicle than his greek yogurt, natural honey, and fruit creation!
February 27, 2013
Keegan, Nguyen, and a few other Health Tappers went to a Stanford career fair today. It was great to meet all of the bright, young minds excited to learn more about HealthTap!
February 21, 2013
Shae’s checking out the HealthTap shoutout on page 14 of Health Magazine’s March issue!
February 19, 2013
It’s a cold, rainy day in Palo Alto. Nguyen, Susan, and Mar are planning a getaway to Mar’s hometown in Spain.
February 15, 2013
We’re currently featured in Google Play! As soon as the feature hit, we huddled around a computer to watch our unique visitors skyrocket. HUGE kudos to everyone on the team for their hard work and dedication!
February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day! Graham surprised all of the ladies in the office with beautiful roses and Valentine’s treats. You can feel the love in the air.
February 13, 2013
Today we launch TipTaps! The office was buzzing with excitement and we forgot to snap a picture but check out these beautiful visuals that Kathleen and Marianne put together.
February 11, 2013
Alex, Marco, Justin, Dmitry, and Sean are putting in a late-night strategy session to prepare for our upcoming feature launch.
February 7, 2013
Someone in the office had a craving for pho today–it made for a great impromptu lunch at Madame Tam.
February 6, 2013
Graham currently holds the office record for most pull-ups. We’re all extremely impressed by his ability to do 15 in a row!
February 5, 2013
Today we were at a Stanford Career Fair. It was great to meet all of the excited students eager to learn more about working at HealthTap.
February 1, 2013
We surprised Alex with a beer tasting for his birthday — everyone in the office enjoyed this Friday afternoon treat. Happy birthday to Alex (aka: Awesome Alex)!
January 31, 2013
Marianne just got back from a snowy trip to New York. With our warm, sunny California weather she doesn’t have a need to wear her hat outside so she’s wearing it around the office to give everyone a smile.
January 29, 2013
Alex is taking a mid-day break to work up a sweat on the pull-up bar. We have some friendly competition within the office on who can do the most pull-ups at one time.
January 25, 2013
Working hard or hardly working? Peter has become everyone’s favorite employee!
January 23, 2013
Happy birthday Susan! Beautiful flowers for a beautiful women.
January 22, 2013
Happy birthday to our fearless leader Ron! The surprise party, beautiful homemade card, and delicious dinner don’t even come close to expressing how thankful we are for your inspiration.
January 21, 2013
Dmitry’s testing out the new runt bike. He’s amazing at navigating through the maze of desks and chairs!
January 18, 2013
The newest addition to the runt bike set has arrived! Isaac is branding our third bike with some beautiful HealthTap stickers.
January 16, 2013
HealthTap would like to welcome a new addition the team – Peter! He’s responsible for napping, eating leftovers, and scaring the mailman. We’re really impressed with everything he’s accomplished on his first day.
January 10 – 13, 2013
We transformed big dreams into an exciting reality at our Winter Retreat in Geyserville, California! It was an amazing 4 days full of inspiring ideas, stimulating conversation, and rock-solid plans. Warm thanks to all the wonderful doctors who joined us and dedicated their time to help us shape the future of healthcare.
January 9, 2013
Lots of new faces around HealthTap these days. We’re very happy to welcome Dr. Hank Selke, an Infectious Disease specialist.
January 8, 2013
HealthTap welcomed April to the team today. Her smile is already lighting up the office!
January 7, 2013
Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of our super engineers. Happy birthday Tao!
January 6, 2013
Our winter intern group came in to the office for orientation today. We’re very excited to have everyone on board. Welcome!
January 4, 2013
Dmitry S. won the first ever “HealthTap Culture” award for his introduction of runt bikes to the office. His award? A giant flying fish.
January 2, 2013
HealthTap is starting off the New Year with a new addition to the team. Welcome Steph!
October 18, 2012
With all the new hires HealthTap has, we thought it was about time for a company photo! Check us out.
October 10, 2012
Today Alyssa tried to navigate through HealthTap’s daunting office closet.
October 7, 2012
HealthTap was at Body 2.0 today displaying our platform.
October 3, 2012
The engineers and the product team raced to see who could finish building their table first. Who do you think won?
October 2, 2012
New engineer Riki joined HealthTap today. Welcome Riki!
Monday September 24, 2012
HealthTap has another new addition today. The product team welcomes Dmitry!
Friday September 22, 2012
The engineering team welcomed a new addition today with Aseem.
Wednesday September 19, 2012
New intern Alex is super cool wearing sunglasses inside.
Tuesday September 17, 2012
Today, a large group of Japanese hospital administrators visited HealthTap to find out more about what we are doing here.
Monday September 16, 2012
HealthTap welcomed another new member to the team today! Shauli comes to HealthTap to help manage our operations, and we are so excited to have him.
Saturday September 15, 2012
Today, HealthTap played host to the Quantified Self Conference attendees for a night full of socializing and hacking.
Friday September 14, 2012
HealthTap welcomes a new addition to the team this week! Welcome Taylor, we are so excited to have you.
Tuesday September 11, 2012
Check out the awesome homemade pillow our friends at Vungle sent us. We love it!
Friday August 31, 2012
HealthTap is sad to be loosing Angad today. He will be spending some time at home with his family before he begins his Sophomore year at Stanford.
Tuesday August 28, 2012
Today marked Issac’s birthday! The HealthTap team wished a very Happy Birthday to a great guy!
Friday August 24, 2012
We had a very special guest in the HealthTap office today: one of our very own Medical Expert’s Dr. Singh.
Wednesday August 8, 2012
Dr. Duchicela was definitely put to work on his first day. Little did he know he would be putting his own desk together.
Monday July 30, 2012
The HealthTap office is quite full this Monday Meeting as the other members from around the world join us to prepare for the upcoming retreat. We have people in from India, South Africa, Brazil, and Canada.
Friday July 27,2012
At this Friday’s Town Hall meeting Isaac shared a little bit about himself and the projects that he is working on. Who knew he was a geology major!
Monday July 23, 2012
Katie really wants to go for a walk!
Friday July 20, 2012
At this week’s Friday Town Hall meeting Angad presented the projects that he has been working on. Sounds like he’s doing some pretty cool stuff!
Thursday July 19, 2012
Hanging loose in the HealthTap office!
Wednesday July 11, 2012
Today we had breakfast in the office. Thanks Alyssa for the yummy bagels!
Tuesday July 10, 2012
Paul, Michael, and Alyssa are hard at work recruiting the best and brightest new candidates to HealthTap. We are hiring if you are interested!
Monday July 9, 2012
HealthTap prides itself on always having healthy food in the office. Check out the amazing fruit we had laid out today.
Friday July 6, 2012
This week’s town hall meeting was filled with post launch excitement! We are so proud of the work that we have put in.
Sunday July 1, 2012
HealthTap has a new deck! Isaac, Ron, and Geoff work together to put together our brand new floor.
Thursday June 28, 2012
Post 3:00 AM push-ups…
…we got to celebrate the long-anticipated launch of the New HealthTap!
Wednesday June 27, 2012
Alyssa and Anghad show off their volleyball skills.
Tuesday June 26, 2012
We celebrated another birthday at HealthTap today! Here’s to a great year, Sean!
Friday June 22, 2012
Today we wished a big Happy Birthday to Michael! There’s no better way to celebrate a Friday than with a birthday for a great guy! Happy Birthday Michael!
Thursday June 21, 2012
Sastry tried to improve his brain power by rushing all of the blood to his head. I wonder if it worked?
Wednesday April 25, 2012
At HealthTap, we love taking walks! It’s the best way to take a break, and we love the fresh air. Lucky for us, we always have our canine friend, Katie, ready to accompany us.
Thursday April 19, 2012
HealthTap went to the Cool Product Expo at Stanford University to share with everyone what HealthTap is all about! Aaron and Annie, our Community Development team, received great questions and interest – they had a blast! Of course, Dr. Tappy made the trip.
Thursday April 19, 2012
HealthTap went to the Cool Product Expo at Stanford University to share with everyone what HealthTap is all about! Aaron and Annie, our Community Development team, received great questions and interest – they had a blast! Of course, Dr. Tappy made the trip.
Tuesday April 10, 2012
Who knew that Ron Gutman, our Founder and CEO, and Jeff Pollard, our Medical Expert Director could juggle?! We may need to have a HealthTap talent show in the near future…
Monday April 9, 2012
We had our first Spring Product Launch Squad team meeting today. We had great discussions about recent Interactive Health articles in the news, as well as what we’re up to at HealthTap!
Thursday April 5, 2012
We needed to make more room for our ever growing HealthTap team! There was a desk delivery today and we put our engineers, Pradeep and Justin, to work putting together our new desk tables. They ended up racing to see who could put together a table more quickly!
Sunday March 31, 2012
HealthTap was at the Super Happy Block Party hosted by Innovation Endeavors in downtown Palo Alto. We invited Medical Experts from HealthTap to stop by and answer questions in real time – we had a blast! We decorated our area with a beach theme, complete with a pink lemonade stand, beach balls and some fake grass!
Wednesday March 28, 2012
Take a peek! Sastry, our Chief Technology Officer is chatting with Kevin, our Customer Care Manager, in the new lounge in our “Future” room. It has become our favorite meeting spot around HealthTap!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
We’ve been decorating our themed conference rooms! Not only did we add a 60′s table, and an 80′s conference table but we added a “futuristic” lounge area too. We went all the way to Berkeley to get this 80′s inspired conference room table – take a look at our team who are hard at work moving the table in!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Take a look at our engineers! Sastry, our Chief Technology Officer, is taking a break from his work by sitting on his medicine ball and using a resistance band.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
We had some exciting visitors this week at HealthTap’s headquarters – all the way from Japan! Take a look at Ron Gutman, HealthTap’s CEO and Founder as he welcomes everyone.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
HealthTap is back from the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas! It was inspiring to see the energy and excitement surrounding Interactive Health, and we were thrilled to be able to represent HealthTap. Dr. Jeffrey Pollard, our Medical Expert Director, spoke on The Future of Digital Health Panel.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
HealthTap wishes you a Happy Leap Day! While Leap Day may only arrive once every four years our Medical Expert Team is always hard at work, growing our physician network every day.
Friday, February 10, 2012
We love our HealthTap doctors! Our CEO and Founder, Ron Gutman, shows off our new HealthTap swag, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Sometimes we discover hidden talents of people around the office (since we’re always together!) This time, we learned that Tom, rather than eating oranges, prefers to juggle them.
Monday, January 30, 2012
We’re really excited to have our Winter interns again from Stanford. To make things a big more fun, we hold group meetings in one of our most creative rooms in the office, sitting in a circle on the floor.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Did you know our CEO & Founder, Ron Gutman is also a smiling Guru? He’s author of one of the most popular TED Talks and Books of all time, “The Hidden Power of Smiling” and held an engaging TED Conversation today on measuring productivity based on smiles.
Monday, January 23, 2012
We’re so excited that Ron was invited to present today at the Personalized World Medicine Conference. He was among other great innovators and get the opportunity to speak about a very important topic: patient-centered physician engagement
Friday, January 20, 2012
Did you know we’re hiring? Today we strutted our stuff at the Hot & Hiring Booth at Rock Health’s Innovation Summit. Here you can see Dana talking to a few prospective candidates.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
We know it’s the middle of January, but we just weren’t ready until today to get rid of our Christmas Tree and holiday decorations. Just look how sad our Product Manager, Tom looks to be taking down the lights and packing things up.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sometimes answers on HealthTap are so great that we want to share them with everyone. Check out how clever Dr. Francine Yep’s answer was and how much personality she could show with 400 characters and a picture.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tonight, Rock Health put together an amazing dinner with the Health Technology Stars. Here our CEO and Founder, Ron Gutman is pictured with the CEO of Practice Fusion. It was a delight to be invited and look forward to the amazing things this group will bring to 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
It’s been amazing to hear about how our physicians have been helping you everyday, so we decided to create a way that we could see it! Welcome to our Answer Aquarium, our fun way of remembering you, the people behind HealthTap.
Friday, January 6, 2012
This is the kind of stuff that makes us get out of bed, excited to change the world everyday. Take a look at this tweet (straight from the twittersphere)– 3 answers from 3 doctors in under 3 minutes. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
What a great way to start off 2012 than with our HealthTap Express mobile apps being featured as #1 on Android Marketing– thanks to everone that supported us from the beginning. We are so excited to start 2012 off with a bang.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
It’s been such a pleasure for us to watch Ron’s Smiling talk and new TED Book spread holiday cheer over the past few weeks. Today, Connie Loizos of PE Hub wrote an amazing article on the story behind smiling and Ron’s interest in the contagious and positive activity
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
As we close out 2011 and get ready to welcome in the New Year, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Pollard as HealthTap’s Director of the Medical Expert Network. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be expanding our team and bringing on even more great people like Dr. Pollard. If you are interested in job opportunities at HealthTap, please check out our hiring page at https://www.healthtap.com/work_with_us/jobs
Friday, December 23, 2011
One of our goals as a company over the holidays was to take a few moments and give back to the community- just like we did during our diaper drive last year. This time, we chose Project Linus, an organization that donates fleece blankets to children in need. Here, Tom and Alex (who spearheaded the initiative) are making our first couple of blankets.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
We were so excited to host CNBC for a Smiling interview with Ron! Best of all, we all got to showcase our smiles for the camera- even Quinn, our temporary canine office mate
Monday, December 19, 2011
Happy Holidays everyone! Today, HealthTap hosted our Smiling Holiday Party, inviting our close friends to join us in welcoming the holidays and a happy new year (filled with lots of smiles). We had an amazing time, with great company, good food, a photo booth, balloon artists, and more…
Friday, December 16, 2011
We’re getting ready for our Holiday part on Monday, making winter decorations, hanging lights, decorating a christmas tree and lots of other holiday fun. Remember those snowflakes you used to make in kindergarten? Well we were racking our brains trying to remember how to cut them. Turned out alright in the end!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Out with the old and in with the new. That’s how we see it here at HealthTap. Today, we welcomed our new logo by replacing some of the old signs in our office. We’re loving the new look already.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Well, it’s good to be back after a great company retreat. But what better than to end it with one last shot from the trip. A collection of new ideas, and tappys overlooking the new horizon.
Friday, December 9, 2011
It’s day 2 of the company retreat and we’re off to a great start. Today we got to go to the aquarium and check out all the cool marine animals in Monterey. Check out the boys at the wave simulator, having a good time “underwater”.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
It’s been an amazing week, mHealth, our funding announcement and now the first day of our 2011 company retreat. The view is gorgeous and it’s a great place for us to think about what we want to accomplish in 2012.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Hello mHealth Summit 2011! We’re thrilled to be a part of the StartUp Pavilion as one of their select leading StartUps in mobile health and can’t wait to meet everyone at the conference. Here’s a sneak peak at our booth, showcasing our new Groups, Widgets, APIs, and partnership opportunities- all for free.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Check out our new logo! Our UI/UX designer, Kathleen took it from our simple blue to this innovative, new and bold logo. We’re very excited about it and can’t wait to implement it on the updated site.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
When you have a lot to get done and want to bounce some ideas off your peers, there’s nothing better than a brainstorm. At HealthTap, we have that down to a science- some time for personal thought, some time for team collaboration, and lots of colorful post-its.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving from the HealthTap Family! We had a Thanksgiving spirit day before everybody went home for the holidays. What was supposed to be dress in Thanksgiving colors (fall theme) turned into a colorful mash of orange, yellow, and blue. There’s always next year!
Monday, November 21, 2011
We’re celebrating something really cool, but we can’t tell you what it is yet! Look out in the next couple of weeks for some big news coming out of Healthtap. We won’t disappoint- even with the anticipation.
Friday, November 11, 2011
It’s a sunny Friday and even little Louis is in the mood to go outside. We love having dogs in our offices because they make us smile- and it’s especially fun when you capture little adorable moments like these!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Here in Silicon Valley, we love to support the tech and entrepreneurial communities. When we had the opportunity to host women 2.0 for one of their Founder Friday events, it was a no brainer. We’re happy to help bring females in technology together to build successful companies and become female founders.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Even though we moved to a new office that’s full of tables and chairs, there’s something really fun an healthy for creativity to be sitting cross-legged on the floor, in the company of Dr. Tappy of course! Even our product managers, Tom and Sean are doing it.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The great thing about having so many Stanford Alumni on HealthTap is that Stanford classes actually come visit us in the office. Here, Ron is talking to a GSB class that’s interested in learning more about what a real startup is like.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Today was the start of our second HealthTap Internship! This fall our interns are going to focus on a variety of different items, form BD to social media marketing. We’re so excited to have such a great group join our team.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tonight was one of those great nights in the office, where you stay late and work hard but have a ton of fun doing it. Here Ron, Michael and Dana are working together on getting something ready for an important deadline.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We love to update our walls with new pictures and our memorable moments. It puts smiles on our faces and helps us keep the healthy happy culture we have at HealthTap. We stumbled across this photo or Ron, Sastry, Tom and Sean and it instantly is one of the company favorites.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Did you know Healthtap is growing? We’re excited to hire, expand our team, and bring on even more great people to change the world. Today, we were at Stanford’s career fair speaking with Students from all schools and all degrees about what we’re up to lately. If you’re interested in what’s going on at HealthTap and want to be a part of the team, send your resume to email@example.com or check out our hiring page!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Our internship is nearing an end for many of our awesome Stanford interns, and what better way to say Thank you and Good bye than with a team picture. With our Launch Squad shirts hott of the press, we jumped and posed and smiled to find a photo that exactly captured our mentality at launch this time around
Thursday, September 29, 2011
We’re putting the final touches on our spectacular physician and company videos thanks to Aubrie- our video guru from Stanford. She did an amazing job putting together a video about why our Medical Expert Network loves HealthTap. Stay tuned to see the rest…
Monday, September 26, 2011
What an amazing launch day it’s been! The reception from physicians, users, journalists has been incredible and we’re so grateful to have everyone’s support. No HealthTap launch would go without another team celebration and picture…so as always we gave a big smile and group pose for the books.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Getting ready for the big day tomorrow and after months of hard work, we we’re ready for our commemorative team picture. We’re all super excited about what we’re releasing tomorrow morning and know it’s going to absolutely change the world. We’re so thankful to our beta users that have brought us to this point that we can release HealthTap Express and the new web platform, and can’t wait to impact even more lives.
Friday, September 23, 2011
It’s been a busy couple of weeks where everyone was working hard so we missed a couple of important birthdays- Dana, Geoff and Dan! On Friday, we took some time to celebrate with fruit cake, smiling cupcakes (of course), and cheescake (promise, it was healthy). The candles were fairly difficult to blow out, but everyone gave it a couple tries and were successful in the end. Happy Birthday!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Two great events today- the DC to VC showcase featuring some amazing new health and mobile apps and the Health Innovation Network CEO Summit. As Ron speaks away at these conferences and socializes with our interactive health friends like Gregg Masters and Dr. Steven Eisenberg, we’re here working on some really exciting new things coming soon.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
And the series of awesome health conferences continues, today with the epatient conference in Philadelphia. Ron is speaking on the notion of patient-centric, physician led networks for information. The conversation was one of the most lively discussion we’ve seen in a long time. We’re happy to be surrounded by people who are as passionate about these issues as we are.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
It’s going to be a big two weeks in Silicon Valley for health. Tonight kicks off a series of great conferences dedicated to interactive health, mhealth, digital health, epatients and more with the QB3 Symposium on Digital Health. Ron, our CEO and founder, was the keynote on stage, talking about the Virtual Practice and the future of patient and physician interaction.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Little Louis is growing up so quickly. We love getting visits from her when Tom decides to bring her in. Tonight she was playing with here new play mate Katie- the juxtaposition between the big dog and the small dog is so cute!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Spotted: 2 interns, Chris and Miles lounging on the Playa. Chris and Miles have played an incredible role in expert outreach and supporting efforts towards an exciting new release coming soon. We’re so thankful for all of our interns’ hard work and are so happy to have them a part of our team.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Today we had an awesome time working with Aubrie on her company videos. She’s done an incredible job putting together new shots- anywhere from our hiring video to the company video. We can’t wait to show you what she’s putting together.
Monday, September 12, 2011
No one ever said that HealthTap wasn’t serious about what we do– just look at the expression on Tom and Sean’s face. They’ve been working hard and getting all sorts of new things ready for our experts and users.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Our hearts today go out to all the people affected by the events of 9/11 ten years ago. In the meantime, Ron spent some time judging an exciting set of web and mobile applications at the first-ever health focused Start Up weekend. Here’s a snapshot with the winners.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
It always seems like late nights at HealthTap turn out to be some of the best moments we have together. This brainstorm was no different. The session brought us all together for some serious thought, but also great laughs. We ended with some really exciting next steps.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
After a great labor day we got another special surprise visit from Louis, Tom’s new puppy. She’s growing up so fast, it’s amazing. Reminds us a lot of the little babies that come to us for user testing and grow up in the bat of an eye.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Today we had a great start to September, with several exciting visits in the office. We had the pleasure of getting to film and interview Dr. Greene about his experience on Healthtap. One of our interns, Aubrie, is a “video machine”. We so enjoy seeing her creativity and watching what she puts together.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
We had the pleasure of meeting some new physicians for user testing today. It’s always really nice to get to meet the doctors you see on HealthTap in person. We feel so fortunate as a company to be working with such an amazing group of Medical Experts.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
When you work at a health technology company, sometimes you get wrapped up in the world of “geek”. Tom, Kathleen, and Akshay were spotted discussing leveling-up in classic video and card games. It made us want to incorporate some of those items in our new office.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Today we welcome a new member to the HealthTap family, Louie the puppy. Congratulations Tom on this new addition. She’s adorable and brought smiles to the whole company. Even Kaite came by to say hello.
Friday, August 26, 2011
We’ve already racked up 3,478 points on our new S2H (switch2health) STEP. Thanks to S2H for participating in the Interactive Health showcase and for sending S2H in “HealthTap blue”. Everyone at the office will be taking turns trying it out- already we’re moving around more and feeling healthier.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Today we’re thrilled to have Dr. Robert Kwok here for user testing. He wasted no time, jumping straight into a conversation with Tom at the engineering table. With his diet coke, he fits right i (yesterday, we debated putting a sign on our wall that says “HealthTap- Powered by Diet Coke.”) If you want to share your feedback in-person and visit our office, reach out to us! We’d love to hear from you.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We’ve talked a lot about our great intern team….but they just keep getting better! Sean led a brainstorm with them the other morning and they got cozy in our creative room.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
We recently discovered that you can write on glass with dry erase markers, so we’ve started to decorate the large widow of our main conference room. “Engagement” is the name of the game…and we’ve made sure to include Smiling characters, like Dr. Tappy. Behind the scenes Alex is taking some calls.
Friday, August 19, 2011
This week ended on a great note. At Town Hall, Ron announced his plans for an exciting new ViP program with HealthTap. Afterward, at “Tappy Hour”, we got to hang out with and get to know our new interns. They’re a really smart, enthusiastic, talented group of people.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Today, while the office was heads-down, busy at work we got a fun picture from our friends at Rock Health. Ron visited their San Francisco offices yesterday to talk about Angel Investing with a panel of other leaders, like Francine Hardaway, Ross Fubini, and Gil Penchina.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The cuteness level in the office today went up by a factor of 10 (or more!). We had one of our favorite Beta users, Alison James, come visit us with her 6 month old daughter Abigail. Tom, our Product Manager, said he got some great feedback on what’s coming up next. We all really enjoyed seeing Alison again and meeting Abigail in-person for the first time.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
It was great seeing one of our investors and advisors, Esther Dyson yesterday. She was meeting and hanging out with Ron in the comfy chairs of our soon-to-be “Future Room.” We love that every time we see Esther, she’s sporting our “P” for Personalization shirt.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Today we welcomed a group of enthusiastic interns to our team. The day was jam packed- they got to know eachother, had meetings with top people at the company like Ron, Geoff and Tom, and even participated in a company brainstorming session.
Friday, August 12, 2011
We had a great Town Hall meeting today, starting the meeting with stories about smiling and fruit cake. But, unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Victoria, one of our summer interns. Victoria did a great job contributing to the Community Development and Marketing team and we’re sad to see her go. She’s headed to Peru for vacation so we wish her well and hope she has a good time!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
We’ve been putting together the final touches in our office, which includes a new cork board that displays a photo collage timeline of HealthTap from beginning to end. It’s heartwarming to see all the good times we’ve had, the people we’ve worked with and the amazing users we’ve helped along the way. We can’t wait to keep expanding our timeline with more and more HealthTap milestones and the faces of our member and physician users.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
A couple of weeks ago we had Ruth Kaiser of Spontaneous Smiley in our office to hang her original smiling pictures, and this week Ron traveled to Beijing to speak at the Operation Smile leadership conference. It’s apparent that smiles are really contagious because today Dan (out of the blue) challenged himself to create as many smileys as possible in 1 minute. 11 is the result…and they’re all different!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A few weeks ago, we wrote on Tappenings about Robert Scoble’s visit to HealthTap. We had a great time meeting him, and Ron really enjoyed the opportunity to tell him a little more about what we’re doing. Today, we finally got to see the result of the interview and it looks great– an savvy, insightful and fun peak into HealthTap. Thanks Robert.
Monday, August 8, 2011
We had an exciting day with a physician visitor to the office for user testing. Candice was able to connect with Dr. Shahinian, Jr., a cellist and an eye doctor in the Bay area. Sound familiar? That’s because Candice is a cellist too. We’ve been trying to get her to perform for the company but can’t manage to convince her. Maybe we can make it a joint performance.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Today we got a really special picture from Ron, straight from Beijing where he’s speaking at a leadership conference with Operation Smile on the Power of one. After an early morning run through the city, right before his keynote speech, Ron stopped to snap a picture right in front of the main train station in his HealthTap t-shirt. We’re really excited for him and enjoy seeing the HealthTap symbol all over the world!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Today furniture for our 1970′s room arrived, a wood table with wood chairs and an old radio that still functions! We spent some time playing around with the tuner and dials, thinking about how foreign those seem in the days of ipads and digital radio. Meanwhile, things are moving quickly on the hiring front and progressing well with new features and functionality we’re building into the product.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
You have to love the power of a video and Skype. As you all know, we’re decorating our office and have been going on a slew of great adventures to craigslist vendors, thrift stores and warehouses of all types. Yesterday, to show us a table and a few other goodies, Dan and Ron had a skype call. What an efficient way to get a second opinion!
Monday, August 1, 2011
We can’t believe it’s august already. Time is moving fast, and we are too! The product and engineering team is working hard to improve HealthTap for you and develop some exciting new features and functionality; and the MedEx team has done an incredible job expanding our network of physicians and bringing even more doctors to answer your questions. We’re loving what we do and keeping our “hearts” focused on our mission of changing the world, one person at a time.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Today we were really fortunate to have Ruth Kaiser, from the Spontaneous Smiley project, help decorate our office with some of her amazing photography pieces. Ruth finds and photographs smiles hidden in everyday objects. We love Ruth’s work because it shows that you can find smiles in anything in life. Check out more of her collection at http://www.spontaneoussmiley.com/
Thursday, July 28, 2011
We had the pleasure of hosting a great group of beta testers today. Getting their input on HealthTap was really useful and we can’t wait to incorporate their feedback into our product.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A typical tappenings photo of Tom and Sean, our Product guys huddling and discussing the possibilities for improving HealthTap and making it even better for both our member and expert users. This room we temporarily call “heaven” (because it’s elevated) but will soon be turning into something spectacular about the Future and health.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We were finally able to gather in all the new areas of our office space. The walls are painted, the desks are getting arranged, and the conferences rooms decorated. Office “cliques” are forming with the MedEx team on one table, the Community team on another table and the Engineering team at a third table. It was great to be mashed together, but I think everyone is enjoying some space for them to focus. We’re so excited to bring in more people to join us, so check out our Hiring page!
Monday, July 25, 2011
We had a really exciting visitor today- Robert Scoble came to talk to Ron about we’re doing here at HealthTap. It was an honor to have him in the office…and it was also pretty fun. He tweeted about our “decades themes” conference rooms and especially loved the 1950′s room. We continue to put together bits and pieces of the office. If you have suggestions for timeless pieces we should incorporate (like or dining table and old RCA TV) let us know.
Friday, July 22, 2011
It’s Official…We are now on the front of 101 University Ave, with a nice gold plate showcase our name, “HealthTap.” We’re excited to be in this historic building and can’t wait for what’s around the corner. Here’s a quick shot we took…we even captured our P for Physician & Personalization in the picture!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The last bit of construction is almost done here, but to finish it up we all had to gather in 2 conference rooms. It was a pretty interesting experience- working in a tiny room with 10 of your colleagues, but a great chance for some team bonding. The Med-Ex and Community teams were in one room, while the Engineering and Product teams were in another.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We’re putting the finishing touches on the office, by hand. Tom and Ron got their hands dirty painting one of the last accent walls left. With the bright colors and the big windows we’ve been joking that we are “bringing light to Silicon Valley.” Only a few more days left until we are all settled and able to bring people, medical experts and our local users in for a visit.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Today, Ron returned from an incredible weekend at Health Foo in Cambridge, MA where he met some amazing, talented, thought-leading people in health. Here’s a photo he sent back from his trip featuring Tim O’Reilly, Esther Dyson and many others huddled over MIT professors that were demo-ing early prototypes of medical devices for the third-world. Notice anything familiar? Esther is wearing or Personalization/Physician HealthTap shirt!
Friday, July 15, 2011
When we put health in our name and our values, we’re not kidding. From our lifestyle to the food we eat, we’re all very health conscious. In just 2 days a whole bag of clementines from Trader Joes was consumed. We caught one of the culprits here, Sean, eating more than his fair share. Thanks to all the energy of fruit & veggies, things are progressing really well and we’re excited about what’s coming up next.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
It’s official (but not really)…at the entrance to 101 University, we put our own Healthtap sign up, directing people to our suite 100. It’s nice to see people come in and out, whether it’s interviewees or other visitors. Everyone is settled into the new office and well adjusted. Today, the engineering team showed great progress making open-source contributions to the “contacts” gem on HealthTap.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Today we were excited that Ruth Kaiser of SpontaneousSmiley.com stop by (some of you may recognize her from TEDxSilicon Valley). Ruth brings such a great energy into the office and we can’t wait to decorate our new walls with some of the pictures from her Spontaneous Smiley project.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Although the office is still under construction and it can be tough to deal with (sometimes), it really helps boost your creativity and team-bonding. Everyone is working all together in one place, and you have to start thinking about how to section off and meet with your team. In the middle of the common area, Dana had a “pow-wow” with the community.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Today was a jam-packed day at HealthTap. We really enjoyed hosting visitors from Cambridge University, and taking our new signature picture with them and the Silicon Valley sign. Then, it was both Sastry and Kathleen’s birthday..so we had to have a big celebration after our Friday Town Hall.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
We’ve been joking here that no matter how sharp you dress, you’ll always be outdressed by Michael. As you can see here, he’s even got some stylish purses in his arsenal (just kidding..it’s Veronica’s)
Wednesday, July 7, 2011
Here’s the first team meeting that we had in our new office- enthusiastically talking about what’s coming up next on the product side, and especially our hiring initiatives. First and foremost, we’re looking for talented engineers in a variety of positions to take us to the next step. Just check out our hiring page.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We’ve moved! On Monday we said goodbye to 575 High Street and Hello to 101 University Ave. The move was so much fun and it was such a great bonding experience for the team. If you want to check out pictures, we even created a new Facebook album at www.facebook.com/healthtap. Here we are, deciding on what color we want to paint our walls. We’re thinking a combination of blue, and off white will work well, but you’ll have to wait and see…
Friday, July 1, 2011
Our team is growing, and we’re moving! Officially on Monday HealthTap moves to a new office- an old Facebook office. We’re very excited to have some more room to work, a place with some incredible history, and even easier access to the Cal Train. It will be great beginnings to the next year.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
We’re excited to welcome Alex to the intern team this summer. Alex is an avid reader of historical fiction and medical non-fiction. She also enjoyed the outdoors, listening to live music and eating Thai, Indian and Mediterranean food. We’re still looking for enthusiastic people to join our team- remember, we’re hiring
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
We want to send a warm thank you to Dr. Pam Yoder for her insights and feedback this week. We had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Yoder at our office over a couple of days, giving us the opportunity to meet and speak with her one on one. What a brilliant and insightful person- we’re delighted to have Dr. Yoder in our Medical Expert Network.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Today, we suddenly got a knock on our door and opened it up to a huge mystery shipment of diapers. It was a really funny surprise and reminded us of the great times we had doing the diaper drive with Help a Mother Out in December. The diapers left us for a more deserving recipient, but we snagged a picture before the doors closed.!
Monday June 27, 2011
It’s so great to have a full office- big group lunches, sharing desks, huddling in the conference rooms. It’s been quite fun and cozy over the past week or two, but everyone seems excited to move into our new offices next week.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
HealthTapper Highlight – Welcome Candice to the team! Candice plays the violin in the Stanford orchestra, loves green tea flavored frozen yogurt, sushi, and white chocolate. We only need a few more members and our band will be complete – remember, we’re hiring!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Today, we’re excited to welcome another HealthTapper – Homin! In his free time, Homin enjoys playing trumpet and piano, in addition to cooking and eating exotic foods. Maybe next time we should have a potluck as a welcome party!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The team just keeps on expanding- this week Alex and Victoria are joining us as summer interns. Here, Dana’s showing them the ropes and giving them a little introduction to HealthTap. We’re glad to have them with us and look forward to a great summer.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Today we welcome Sean Mehra from GSB the summer. We’re so excited to have him around…he’s already making his mark by upping the fashion at HealthTap and motivating us to look just that much sharper.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Tonight our CEO, Ron Gutman, attended the QB3 conference on Digital Health “Towards Social and Collaborative Medicine”. The conference was really well done and brought together some amazing people to talk about the future of interactive health. We were thrilled to be a part of it.
Monday, June 13, 2011
We had another great team pow wow today between Veronica, Tom, Kathleen and Josh. We’ve hired some great interns to work with us this summer– who’ll be featured on Tappenings soon enough– so space is getting tight, but we think it’s great. Close quarters bring out the best in the company.
Friday, June 10, 2011
We had an amazing late night group session- brainstorming, thinking together, debating, and iterating. It really felt like a meeting of the minds, where the teamwork of the group brought out so much more than what would have happened with an individual. We hope there will be many more sessions like these.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
We have another amazing etch-a-sketch artist on our hands. Just check out the resemblance between Ms. Dana and the Marge Simpson look-a-like in the drawing. What a great charicature. Also, someone has been leaving daily notes for Kathleen on her etch-a-sketch. We wonder who that mystery person may be…
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Today was a really exciting day- we had some international visitors in the office from the London Business School. We really enjoyed meeting the group- everyone was so friendly and warm. We hope they come back soon.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Kat got a mini-shipment of converse sneakers to the office- the tiniest little shoes. They were so adorable that someone listening in from the outside would’ve thought there was an actual baby in the room. Now if only they could manufacture custom HealthTap Nikes in that size…
Friday, June 3, 2011
Today we were finally able to throw Kat a party for finishing the MCATs. It was a grueling process (as any standardized test is) but she’s happy to be done. The cake we all shared wasn’t half bad either.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
We really enjoyed meeting Kellie and her little daughter in user testing. It was such a pleasure hearing her insights into the product as a new mom and learning from what she had to say. Plus, it was so much fun to have a baby in the office again- Kathleen really showed us her motherly instincts.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Have you been forgetting things recently? Why not just put more memory in your system….oh wait, that’s for computers. Kat had to add some memory to her laptop today and we got to check out the beautiful circuits and capture the surgeon at work.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Over the holiday weekend, we wanted to share our gratitude to a select number of physicians who’ve contributed significantly to HealthTap with their trusted answers and tips. We are really fortunate to have such a passionate, dedicated Network of Medical Experts working with us to make the world a healthier, happier place.
Thursday, May 27, 2011
Yesterday we introduced Connie Chen, the medical student, but today we can debut Connie, the artist. She drew a great sketch of Tom and his Chin. If only the etch-a-sketch was a more permanent medium.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Introducing Connie Chen, a Leading HealthTap Medical Expert…Just kidding! Connie just came in today with her scrubs from UCSF– we especially liked the clogs. Now, if only we had a stethoscope and an exam table.
Monday, May 23, 2011
We’ve been bringing a few new toys in the office– Cranium, Taboo and Etch-a-Sketch. We’ll use the rest at some point, but at least we got to see some of Michael’s artistic talent put to work with a portrait of Dana. With the hair, it resembled a bit of Marge Simpson…but pretty accurate.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Dr. Greene came to visit today! It was so nice seeing him and catching up. Too bad we didn’t catch a picture with him on his way out. In the meantime, the product team had some great discussions about what’s coming up next.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
It was so nice today to host Esther Dyson, one of our investors, in our office. We had a great time seeing her, catching her up on what we’ve been up to, and (of course) welcoming her with a HealthTap t-shirt. Like many other days at HealthTap, we thought it’d be a great opportunity to take a team photo– even Katie (the dog) was feeling the love.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Do you remember as a kid the smell (and maybe even the taste) of Play-Doh? Well, at HealthTap most of us were silly enough to ingest some of Play-Doh when we were younger…but not Tom. Today, we challenged Tom to go back to his roots and have a little taste of childhood.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wow! What an amazing weekend. TED was one of the most incredible events the company has ever been to and we’re so thankful for all the volunteers and speakers who gave their time to make it happen. Our favorite memento–the Silicon Valley sign and the “Dr. Tappy” who are now hanging in our office.
Friday, May 13, 2011
It’s the last day before TED and we’re putting the final touches together. Here Tom looks like a true artist, getting speaker signing board ready for the show. Can’t wait to have some amazing signatures from people like Tim O’Rielly and Chris Anderson.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
It felt like Christmas in the office today– lots of fun boxes to open up! From t-shirts, to stickers, to new signs we’re gearing up for TEDx Silicon Valley. Only one more day to go until TED! We’ll be livestreaming the event for you here: http://blog.healthtap.com/tedxsv/
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We were all so excited today to see Ron’s talk finally on TED– We saw previews before the talk, and read the transcript but it’s so interesting and compelling to see it on video. It even made TED’s Front Page! We recieved a lot of great messages from Facebook, Twitter and TED comments themselves about how the video made them smile and have a better day. Nothing can be better than that.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Considering our office still feels like a sauna, we took a meeting out in The Playa. Everyone grabbed a seat and huddled round. Later today, we also had one of the final organizer meetings of TEDx Silicon Valley (which Ron is curating and we’re sponsoring). Get ready for the sold-out event on May 14th! It’s going to be incredible.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Are we a Hot Startup or what? Today our building was changing the Air Conditioner so there was no AC in our office! On a beautiful Palo Alto day, with the nice bright sunlight that we usually love that meant hot, hot working conditions. We set up as many fans as we could- and the boys withstood the heat, but Connie and Dana had to take a few breaks in the hallway. Let’s hope for a cooler weekend.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
It’s Cinco de Mayo, and today we got to welcome a new member to our team. We’re excited that John has joined the group. After a little rearranging, he’s seated next to Pradeep– prime real estate for the engineers.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
We’ve found an incredible solution to losing our office key– attach it to something really big! In this case, we decided to tape it to plastic flower, which is fun and just makes you happy. Michael and Veronica are using it here in a pretend interview…but really I just think Michael wanted to present Veronica with a sweet little gift.
Monday, May 2, 2011
We often go grocery shopping for food, but today was really a team effort! Veronica and Kat came back with several bags worth of fruits, veggies, yogurts, nuts, drinks and more. Then we all pitched in to help put everything in the fridge– wow, is it full!
Friday, April 29, 2011
We feel summer coming along in Palo Alto– the sun is shining, the smell of flowers is in the air… maybe in our subconscious we’ve wanted some time at the beach. Well, we have what we call The Playa in our office. Today Veronica and Michael spent some time working on the comfy chairs underneath the sun umbrella. They even brought fresh coconuts to enjoy!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
At HealthTap, we love our Palo Alto eateries…Whole Foods, Mediterranean Wraps, Sprout Salad etc…, but rarely do we bring in a home cooked meal to eat. Tom was nice enough to share some of his leftovers and boy, was it tasty! Fresh basil, pecorino cheese, pasta – yum.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The other day we had the privilege of hosting and speaking with a Stanford GSB class on company culture. Ron gave them a tour of our offices and sat down for an intimate discussion in the conference room. We received a delightful letter to them today, which made our company wall of memorable moments. Thanks Stanford!
Monday, April 25, 2011
We had a few new hair dos in the office today! Tom’s was the only real haircut, which looks spectacular…although we miss his long locks. Meanwhile, Dana and Veronica put up their mid-day up-do. Apparently it helps to re-energize, re-focus and power through the afternoon.
Friday, April 22, 2011
It was the Friday duel– Kat vs. Tom; Green Eco-Friendly Umbrella vs. Beige Eco-Friendly Umbrella. The battle was intense and it was a close call. For speed, the green umbrella. For grace, the beige umbrella. But for an overall score for utility and appearance combined, Kat’s green brings home the gold. Not to worry though, Tom’s fortune cookie from our team lunch predicts some bright days are in his future.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Just as the work day was coming to a “close” we saw some incredible news online– Andy Oram of O’Reilly Radar wrote a very thoughtful piece on HealthTap calling us “Impressively relevant, unlike a typical search” and saying we “demonstrated viability already, boasting 580 obstetricians and pediatricians”. It put the whole team in a really good mood before some of us headed into a meeting for coordinating TEDxSV (which Ron curates). What a great Thursday!” Read more here.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
After an amazing launch yesterday, we are so thankful to all of the moms, physicians, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and healthcare innovators that sharing their excitement and spreading the word about HealthTap! Here’s one of our favorites for today from Cynthia Greaves at PAMF: “This is such an exciting creation. Accessing this wealth of medical advice will be helpful to many of us, but it could be lifesaving for people around the world. I’m really eager to see this effort evolve and expand.”
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
HealthTap launched its public Beta today!! After 9 months of gestation, we finally gave birth to our baby. It was such an amazing team effort and so satisfying to see everything come together. We had another great team celebration tonight, where we all shared some sentiments about the journey. Few people get to experience a feeling like we had tonight and we couldn’t be excited about what’s next.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Tomorrow is the big day! We officially launch bright & early Tuesday morning. We all celebrated with a launch party– some new t-shirts, music, bubbly and of course, a photo shoot. It’s never a HealthTap photo without jumping or a wave.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Lights, Camera, Action– well, sort of. HealthTap had a photo shoot for team pictures in the heart of Palo Alto. We came prepared in HealthTap gear, put on our smiles, and had a lot of fun posing for the photographer. There was some balancing on tables, hatching out of the egg statue in Palo Alto and jumping involved…we can’t wait to see how the pictures turned out!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
We blinked and now it’s spring! We’ve been taking good care of our floral friends over the past couple of weeks. It seems like everyday we add a new pot to our collection. While beautiful, these also serve as a creative separation between desks and make it fun to peer across the table at your neighbor.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Candice and Kat were rockstars today, representing HealthTap at Stanford’s career fair. We’re so excited to grow our team and bring on people who are equally as passionate as we are about changing the world.
Monday, April 11, 2011
We’re so excited to share an incredibly warm card from Dr. Ruben Rucoba, a HealthTap Medical Expert and a Doctor, Golfer, Dad. The artist is the talented Rose Rucoba, Age 11. We appreciated the kind words and are so glad to work with you.
Friday, April 9, 2011
Better late than never– We want to officially welcome Kat to the team. Fresh from Stanford, she’s been doing such a great job in her first weeks here. We’re so happy to have her around.
Thursday, April 8, 2011
We’ve got some amateur photographers at HealthTap, but who knew we had some amateur models? Check out Tom’s “blue steel” or “thinker”. Our photographers Kat and Michael have been great at capturing all the small moments. At one point we’ll look back and try to remember the days at 575 High. St. when the team was this small, but powerful.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Lately, many of us have started to bring our own lunch and snacks into work. It’s really cute! Today Veronica set up a little plate of prosciutto with some fruit and cheese, Kat S. brought a bag of sliced carrots, red peppers, and hummus, while Dana made another one of her classic salads with falafel. At least we know we eat pretty healthy!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Our office has been looking so great lately! It seems like everyday someone comes back from Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s with a bunch of flowers that really brighten up the room. Just look at what a great touch they are in Kat’s office.
Friday, April 1, 2011
It’s April 1st, so everybody was pretty much on the look out for April fools jokes. Today, Michael lost his favorite pen..which would have made for a great gag if we had known how much he liked it. Instead, he ended up finding it on Dana’s desk after a few brief moments of despair. Look at how happy he was to get it back!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
We just wrapped up a spectacular evening at HealthTap, the first HealthTap State of Interactive Health physician gathering. We invited physicians from all across California to gather at HealthTap’s offices to discuss the use of social media and to hear from thought leaders like Dr. Alan Greene, renowned pediatrician and pioneer in the online presence of physicians, and Erick Tseng, chief of Mobile Products at Facebook. It was also the birthday of pediatrician, Dr. Melissa Arca, a HealthTap Medical Expert who traveled from Sacramento to attend the event. We celebrated with a fruit tart, and a round of Happy Birthday.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Most of the time we’re eating on the go or multitasking lunch at our desk but Monday was such a treat! We all got to sit down together for a team lunch, fresh from Whole Foods. Geoff had a little Sushi mix-up with Dana (though it’s not even the first time he’s eaten a teammate’s food by mistake). She just had to swap tuna for salmon, and he was quickly forgiven. No big deal!
Friday, March 25, 2011
It’s Friday! Who wouldn’t want their belly rubbed? No one in the office can resist who we call the “love sponge”, our canine friend Katie. We took a quick break for a treat, a game of frisbee, and a bit of catch.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Usually, people who visit our office take a second glance at the seating arrangement. It’s a pretty funny scene– girls at a set of tables at the left, and boys at a set of tables on the right. I guess that’s just how it worked out! Here, Kat was lucky to catch the boys in action during one of their engineering pow wows. We’ll have to be sure to feature the girls team next time– way to go operations, UI/UX and community!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Today the office was all smiles– after formally announcing our financing round, we got a ton of great feedback from readers who are excited to learn more about what we do. And, believe me, we’re equally as excited to share HealthTap with the world! This afternoon, Tom, Dana and Michael took some time to check out the articles, hang out and share a few good laughs in the conference room.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
We had a great start to the week! We’re so excited that our Medical Experts network keeps growing and we’ve really enjoyed featuring select physicians on the blog. In the meantime, the engineering team keeps plugging away, with the help of coffee of course, personally served to Tom
Thursday, March 17, 2011
It doesn’t get much better than having plants to brighten your day in the office. Last week, we got some beautiful flowers from our friends at the SMArt program, which are still sitting front & center on Ron’s desk. This week, we spent time giving our greener plants some Tender Love and Care.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
And, we’re back! What an amazing trip to SXSW- we can’t wait to tell you about it. First day back in the office was really fun- lots of good memories, and lots of work to be done. We did get a really great treat today, though, when the branded shoes that were supposed to come in for SXSW were delivered. We all ditched our footwear in favor of the new kicks. Check them out!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Well folks, we’re off to SXSW. We’ve got our t-shirts, we’ve got our shwag, we’ve got our flare and we’re ready to go! We have some amazing events planned on Sunday and Monday. Also, if you want to follow what’s going on check out www.sxswh.com website created especially for watching the sxsw health twitter stream and official events.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
We’ve been quite busy this week, which means late nights at the office. But here, that’s when the brilliance comes in. We devised a new game called “Dry Erase Bowling”, and Josh was no match for the competition! Also, today we got some really special shwag that we can’t share with you, yet. But you’ll get to see sometime soon!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
We had such a great time doing user testing! Little Elsa was so adorable, playing with Ron through the window. Everyone had to get up, out of their chair and take a peak– what a precious moment. These are the moments that make us so happy and so passionate about creating a better world for moms and babies everywhere.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Foosball table? We don’t have one. But we do have cool shoes! Tom and Dana were showcasing their flare today in bright colored shoes and shoe laces. The best part is, they matched! Made us want to click our heels three times, or dance to “Boogie Shoes”. What a great end to the week.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
“Caution- Men At Work” : the men in the office were so focused today! Josh got a new external monitor so he can work better, Pradeep is being his usual self, Michael looks hunched over in intense thought and Tom is oh so serious, plugging away. When not in the office, Tom signed a new lease today! He’ll be moving closer to his home away from home, our offices…good or bad hmmm?
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The energy and excitement from yesterday completely carried through our work today. We are still pumped from TED, and kept hearing great news and updates. Around the office, some of us needed support from our dear friend Mr. Coffee, but he just would not cooperate! Not once, but twice, the machine overflowed, spilling coffee and grinds everywhere…I’m just glad Veronica and Connie chipped in to help out. At least the office smells nice!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Things are really gearing up at HealthTap– today was a big day for everybody at the company. Ron gave an awesome speech at TEDU about the benefits of smiling (which was blogged by Shirley Wang in WSJ), the engineering team made some great progress on new product features, the community team had a fun job planning for SXSW and our product manager spent some quality time with two users for testing! To top it off, we all took a much needed break to tests our skateboarding skills through the office. Michael showed everyone up.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
As you know, we’ve been hard at work making some really exciting changes to our product. Today, we got the chance to share them with Leah and Jack, who came in for user testing. Leah was really excited by our progress, “This thing just went up 150% for me” and we’re really energize by her feedback. Aside from the user testing session, Tom, our product manager, had a really fun time hanging out with Jack, who’s starting to crawl!
Friday, February 18, 2011
“I love you because you eat massive bowls of salad”: We’re called HealthTap, so naturally we try to promote healthy eating. Dana recently brought in a giant bowl for making homemade salads. Her recipe? Spinach, Carrots, Cabbage, Feta Cheese, Beets, Baby Tomatoes, Olive Oil and a smidgen of Goddess Dressing- Yum!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
At HealthTap, we’ve come to love coffee, but hate the paper waste that our caffeine habit creates. No more red, paper coffee cups here…HealthTap is going green! Today our new branded mugs came in. We’re all excited to use them, but Michael really jumped on the opportunity to show off in his green corner– colorful poster, water cooler, and all.
Friday, February 11, 2011
We’ve been working hard on our product this week and witnessed some superb collaboration between Product Manager, Tom, and UX/UI Designer, Kat. Go team!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
It’s becoming a great tradition to initiate new members of our team by featuring them on Tappenings! This week we are so excited to have brought Connie onto the Community Development team. Besides being a stellar worker, she’s become HealthTap’s unofficial chewing gum provider.
Friday, February 4, 2011
We’re doing big things here at HealthTap. If you’re a passionate, talented, rockstar engineer, we want you to join our team! Come check out our Director of Engineering and Smartphone Developer positions. Maybe you’ll even be in our next Tappening.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We’re so excited to have a new member, Jill, on the Community Development Team. She did such a great job designing and launching our new facebook page today. Check it out:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Our UX/UI designer, Kat, is hard at work while putting her sprained ankle to rest. Veronica was there by her side to make sure Kat got what she needed—food, water, and some Tylenol. We had a fun time documenting the injury until our CPO “Chief Privacy Officer”, Michael, got his hands on the picture. Next adventure—time travel!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Pradeep, Sastry and Dr. Geoff are having a database meeting on the Playa.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
One of our favorite bloggers and Beta Testers Alison James (7x7xMommy) gave birth this week to her healthy baby daughter Abigail! We love to hear and share news like this. Alison has come into the HealthTap office, and she helps us by giving valuable feedback on our product both in person and online. Congratulations Alison, and thank you for being a part of the HealthTap Community!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
At HealthTap, we value fun and play and believe this helps create a productive work environment. In that spirit, a couple of the HealthTap girls worked hard to get our Medical Team Lead’s dog a very special birthday cake to honor her 10th birthday. Happy Birthday Katie!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The HealthTap team went out for a celebratory lunch today in honor of Dana starting work this week full time as our Community Development Lead. She has dived right into building and strengthening the existing Q1 plan for 2011 regarding the Beta Community. Welcome to HealthTap Dana!
Monday, January 24, 2011
We updated our Wall of Pictures over the weekend. Some of the team favorites include our Company Retreat, the fun antlers ears we all wore during the Holiday Season, the visitors we have in our office like Todd Park, Erick Tseng, Jennifer Aaker, Thomas Goetz (to name just a few) and of course all our favorite hackers from our hackathon!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Every Friday we have a Town Hall Meeting where we all get together and talk about company accomplishments as well as milestones. We are then all encouraged to ask questions across the different departments about things that we haven’t covered in Team meetings.
Today we surprised Ron with a couple of marionberry pies during Town Hall (no sugar added of course) for his birthday! Happy birthday Ron!!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Our Medical Team Lead Dr. Geoff is sitting with Michael, our Chief Privacy Officer, having an impromptu meeting. Dr. Geoff has been leading the building of the Knowledge Base and heading up our medical team of doctors. When asked for a quote about our first Beta, Dr. Geoff stated
Helping pregnant women and new moms, one symptom at a time
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Wrapping up our weekly Social Media meeting with Cheryl and Jill on the phone. We are super excited that Dana has now joined us full time!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Another picture from our company retreat at Asilomar in Monterey – 5 of the boys walking together to an annual planning session after lunch
Monday, January 17, 2011
While clearing out the office camera we came across some pictures of our launch – we’ll be posting some fun ones periodically, stay tuned! This one was taken right before we broke out the champagne …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Alison James (7x7xMommy) came in today for user testing. We are so excited to have Alison here today – she writes a lot of articles for our blog, helped us with our diaper drive, and in general is one of our biggest supporters. Thank you for coming in!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Noam Ziv, one of our investors, stopped by the office today. He gave us the quote of the day:
I come here to get hugs
We love when Noam swings by!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Nathalee came in for User Testing – and she had an article published on our blog today. Check out her article on her Top 5 Pregnancy and Nursing Snacks and see her below with our Product Manager Tom going through the product. She even brought in Dominic with his favorite Sophie Giraffe toy
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
HealthTap is the major supporter of Quantified Self and we attended and spoke at the Quantified Self Meetup tonight … all about tracking health data. It was a packed house and fun crowd!
This was taken before Michael gave his talk – you can see him and Robin standing next to the whiteboard:
Here’s Michael giving his talk on data tracking and our HealthTap Beta for pregnant women and new moms. Go Michael!
Monday, January 10, 2011
We went on a very successful retreat and annual planning session in Monterey this weekend. Check out one of our team photos:
And here we are taking one of our stretch breaks …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Shelley Mitchell of The Packard Children’s Hospital, Lisa Truong of Help A Mother Out, Kim Crocket of Baby Basics of the Peninsula, and Lisa Moody of the Learning Together Program all came by the HealthTap offices today to pick up the over 14,000 diapers we received in the office for our diaper drive!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Our Product Manager Tom’s quote of the day …
we’re working hard, making progress and we are excited about a new feature we implemented tody on the product and can’t wait for feedback from our users!
Here is our engineering team, hard at work:
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
We had a fantastic user testing session today! We want to say a big thank you to Leah, Corina, and Roopa for coming to HealthTap to help us perfect the product to be what new moms and pregnant women want and need.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Paul from UPS has been delivering thousands of diapers to our office every day, and today, he brought in a couple packages himself to donate to the diaper drive Thanks Paul!
Monday, January 3, 2011
We’ve had a lot of user testers come into the office recently to help us build and shape our product. Check out our photo album of a few of them. As you can see, the moms frequently bring in their babies, and we frequently move the user testing to the floor to hang out with the babies …
Friday, December 31, 2010
We surpassed our Diaper Drive goal of 10,000 diapers by New Year’s!
Thursday, December 30
Our Team is hard at work on perfecting our product. I talked to our Product Manager Tom today to get a quote on how are product is looking. His response?
we’ve made some significant changes that have made a positive impact on usability
Meanwhile, Kimmy declared it “purple day”, after the fact …
Wednesday, December 29
We’ve partnered with Stanford’s Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and Bay Area non-profit Help a Mother Out for a New Year’s Diaper Drive to help families in need and we are nearing our goal of 10,000 diapers! Check out Kimmy standing next to the most recent delivery …
Tuesday, December 28
Check out some of our Engineering Department working hard on the HealthTap Playa!
Monday, December 27
Christmas photo album 2! This is of our HealthTap Holiday Dinner AND Kimmy’s birthday celebration at Junnoon restaurant, right next door to our office. We all got matching HealthTap hoodies for the winter
Friday, December 24
Christmas photo album 1! This includes our Holiday team picture, with snow, and of course, the ever present antler ears. We also seem to have a snowman that shows up in quite a few