US digital healthcare company HealthTap has made a number of updates to its platform to enhance patient care with its integration of machine-learning technology and knowledge derived from healthcare professionals.
HealthTap, a technology app company founded in 2010, claims to provide users access to approximately 111,000 doctors in more than 170 countries.
The updates have been said to offer users improved accuracy when using symptom checkers, as they map recommendations to the doctor who suggested the diagnosis. The update also offers an updated user interface to review suggested symptoms and an improved chatline to improve flow of information between patient and doctor.
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Geoff Rutledge, CMO at HealthTap, said: "It's amazing to consider that what might once have required 7 billion doctor visits can now be achieved digitally thanks to the power of augmented intelligence.
"We're drawing on the shared expertise of 140,000 doctors to deliver meaningful insights, but we also understand how important it is to connect directly with a doctor when the time is right," he added.