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HealthTap Unveils DOConnect to Help You Find the Doctors' Doctor

Premier Mobile Health Platform Reveals 25 Million Doctor Referral Connections to Help You Find the Best Doctor for You

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- HealthTap, the premier mobile health platform that connects users with top physicians, today announced the release of DOConnect. A powerful and fun new way for anyone to immediately identify the best doctors for them, DOConnect empowers users to see which doctors other physicians hold in high esteem.

With nearly 1 million doctors in its extensive mobile directory, 25 million doctor referral connections, and over 17,000 doctors active in its network, HealthTap unveils every doctor's circles of trust to help you find quality care.

"Imagine if you could magically know whom your doctor would trust if she faced the same health challenges you do. What if you could easily find your doctor's doctor for any health question or concern?" says HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman. "By making it quick and easy to see which doctors are most often referred to by other trusted doctors, or who treat the same patients at the same time, we give people immediate insights into how physicians share values, methods, and approaches to care. Facebook has made it easier to connect with your friends, LinkedIn with your colleagues, and HealthTap makes it easy to connect with the most trusted doctors today."

HealthTap's new DOConnect makes it easy to identify the best medical experts for any given specialty by:

  • Enabling health consumers and physicians to find the most referred-to doctors and doctors who treat patients at the same time within a specific doctor's network
  • Narrowing down their selection by reputation (their "DocScore," a FICO-like score based on ratings from other doctors, public records, and more), geography, shared connections, and who was most recently online
  • Letting doctors invite and add other doctors to their networks, and search the entire DOConnect network using criteria such as name, location, specialty or procedure
  • Offering doctors public recognition for the credibility they have earned among their peers through years of trust-building and quality work

HealthTap makes the expertise and quality of the best doctors apparent by combining: DOConnect (25 million+ connections between physicians across the country), DocScore, and Top Doctor voting (where doctors rate each other's skills and expertise, and patients rate bedside manner and personality).

With DOConnect, HealthTap is transforming the way people connect with top doctors, placing quality, expertise, and trust front and center.

About HealthTap
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 relevant, reliable and trusted health answers from a network of over 17,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. Sign up for HealthTap today and download their free apps for iPhone, iPad or Android at www.healthtap.com.

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