– Cerner selects HealthTap to further extend healthcare experiences beyond on-site and near-site health and pharmacy centers through HealthTap’s comprehensive digital primary care, including text and video visits and searchable content written by physicians.
– Cerner clients using HealthTap’s digital primary care physician network can offer their employees the ability to connect with a U.S.-based, board-certified physician 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on-demand.
Cerner Corporation is collaborating with HealthTap, a virtual primary care company to further extend healthcare experiences beyond on-site and near-site health and pharmacy centers. By combining digital technology with high-quality in-person care, employers can provide their employees with access to care anytime, anywhere through HealthTap’s digital primary care physician network. The result of these collective capabilities is designed to help employers lessen expensive urgent care and ER visits.
Meeting the Growing Consumer Demand for Digital Care Options
As consumers increasingly turn to digital platforms from retail to banking, they expect similar conveniences and ease of access to health care. At the same time, health care costs are rising, driving the industry to seek more efficient ways to treat patients and keep people healthy. Digital care options can provide the opportunity to help consumers get convenient, cost-effective health care at the time they need it.
Supporting End-to-End Primary Care Services for Workforces
Bringing together Cerner’s expertise in workforce health services with HealthTap’s digital platform will support self-funded employers to offer end-to-end primary care services to their workforces, regardless of proximity to on-site and near-site health centers. Cerner clients using HealthTap can offer their employees the ability to connect with a U.S.-based, board-certified physician 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on-demand.
Additionally, through an AI-powered symptom checker, users can search physician-written answers to questions, post their own questions and receive personalized care guidance using HealthTap. HealthTap AI triages symptoms and gives guidance based on a person’s specific traits and even geographical area. With HealthTap, businesses can offer primary care to workers for less than they typically spend providing free coffee. Working with companies like HealthTap, Cerner is further expanding its portfolio and continuing to focus on meeting demands for affordable, flexible health care solutions.
“HealthTap is thrilled to have been chosen as a digital primary care complement to Cerner’s on-site and near-site health centers, on which thousands of employees and their families across the country depend,” said Sean Mehra, chief strategy officer, HealthTap. “When employees are traveling, work in remote locations or just spike a fever at 2 a.m., HealthTap makes it easy to connect with a doctor – no stress, no hassle.”