HealthTap Express allows the 89% of patients who turn to search engines instead of their local doctors for health information to do so in an objective and relatively "clinical" environment on mobile devices. Now think of what this means to financial advisors.
The health app is a Q&A platform that helps users find health information written by local physicians, says Read Write Web. The company says it has 5,000 physicians signed up for "virtual practices."
It's just a matter of time till such apps come to financial planning. In fact, myfinancialadvice.net is already pushing ahead in this direction.
Consumers will get some free level of advice from an organized and searchable database on the Web and be able to pay for advice or meeting an advisor if they want.