HealthTap Launches Compass, A Revolutionary New Personal Healthcare Application That Will Give Employees of Flex the Ability to ‘Tap In’ to Intelligent, Efficient World-Class Healthcare 24/7

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PALO ALTO, Calif. & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthTap, the world’s first Global Health Practice, providing 24/7 individualized care from “query-to-cure”, and Flex, a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, today announced that the companies are collaborating to provide the more than 200,000 employees of Flex the unique ability to tap in to immediate, personalized healthcare from a network of more than 73,000 top U.S. doctors—from anywhere in the world—in real-time.

The new HealthTap Compass will serve as a hub for managing all employees’ healthcare needs, from information to prescriptions and even lab test referrals and interpretations, and will replace the traditional “benefits card.”

HealthTap’s Compass offers a new type of healthcare navigator that will give Flex employees and their dependents access to a range of medical services via any mobile device or personal computer. It provides individualized, informed healthcare from discovery through consultation and delivers timely reminders, health tips, and tools for ongoing health management. Flex employees will find useful information, exchange secure instant messages with top doctors, and even access immediate video consultations. They will also be able to obtain referrals to the right specialists—each of whom are covered by Flex’s insurance plan—to avoid unnecessary visits and costs.

“In a world of rising healthcare costs, fragmented and overwhelming medical information, wasted time in waiting rooms, and delayed doctor’s appointments, the path to feeling good has become obstructed," said Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap. “Like a breath of fresh air, our all-new Health Compass is designed to make world-class healthcare simple, accessible, and easy to navigate for the modern world. We look forward to bringing immediate, engaging, and lower-cost healthcare to Flex, a global leader in the new Era of Intelligence, and its employees worldwide with our innovative solution.”

“Flex is all about helping the world live smarter, and we are dedicated to bringing intelligent solutions to how our employees access healthcare and manage their health and well-being,” said Mike McNamara, CEO of Flex. “HealthTap offers a query-to-cure system that will provide Flex employees a simple, immediate, and personalized way to tap in and access health services from a network of top U.S. doctors, helping to curb costs.”

In addition to Flex, HealthTap’s Compass is available for other employers, as well as insurance companies who are committed to helping their employees and dependents manage their health and well-being efficiently, compassionately, and cost effectively.

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About HealthTap

HealthTap, the world’s first Global Health Practice™ delivers immediate world-class healthcare 24/7 from Query-to-Cure™ via text, voice or video, by connecting millions everywhere with the most trusted health advice from a network or more than 73,000 top U.S. doctors. HealthTap’s proprietary, robust, and secure Health Operating System™ and proprietary triaging technology enable ubiquitous access to the right care at the right time at the right price from any mobile device or web connection. Sign up today and download HealthTap's free apps for iPhone, iPad, or Android at

About Flex

Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Flextronics.