Embattled HealthEngine boss talks to Aus Doc

Media backlash forces booking website back to basics

After weeks of outcry over its handling of patient data, the beleaguered booking website HealthEngine says it’s going back to basics, excising the parts of the business that have caused it so much drama over the past month.

Dr Marcus Tan

The company says its core business — selling the HealthEngine booking system to medical practices — is its top priority.

Founder and CEO Dr Marcus Tan (pictured) says the company is no longer publishing reviews, has ditched third-party marketing arrangements and it will soon drop advertising on the website.

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