Healthspek Blog

February 02, 2016

Healthspek Supports Health Matters at Work To Support Healthy Communities

Healthspek offers a wide range of personal tools and services to users, from healthcare information organizations and disease management outlets to personal reminders to refill prescriptions, attend medical appointments and more.

It’s through these resources that Healthspek is able to provide users a thorough personal and family health record, and it’s this emphasis on the importance of taking care of your personal health that has influenced Healthspek to partner with Community Health Charities, a national program that connects employees in the workplace with trusted health charities.

Specifically, Healthspek has partnered with Community Health Charities to help promote Health Matters ...Read More

January 29, 2016

Healthspek How-to: Medication Management Tools

Awhile back, we wrote a blog post about Healthspek's medication management features to share the various ways your personal electronic health record can help you track and manage multiple medications.

According to a Mayo Clinic study funded by the National Institute on Aging, nearly 70 percent of Americans are prescribed to at least one medication, while more than half are taking more than one prescription medication. Medication mismanagement--medication that is misused, incorrectly prescribed or a prescription that goes unfilled--costs our nation billions each year.  Whether you're a senior, a chronic disease sufferer or a caregiver, managing multiple medications is hard, ...Read More

November 18, 2015

Here For The Holidays: Healthspek PGT Cyber Monday Sale

We're offering a unique take on this year’s gift giving: purchase a Healthspek pharmacogenetic test (PGT) at a discount this Cyber Monday, November 30.

Healthspek is an award-winning personal health management platform that provides patients with relevant tools and services to help them take control of personal health information. By setting up a free account with Healthspek, users have access to everything from a personal electronic health record and medication management resources to a legal documents repository, an insurance agent finder and more.

Healthspek PGT—one such service offered through Healthspek—is a certified laboratory test that analyzes an individual’s unique genetic makeup to ...Read More

November 12, 2015

During National Caregivers Month, Five Ways to Show Support

November is National Caregivers Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the 90 million Americans who dedicate themselves wholly to the care of another.

This Thanksgiving, take a moment to appreciate these children, grandchildren, spouses, siblings, neighbors and friends who take on the responsibility of providing for and protecting those that can no longer do so for themselves.

The stresses that come with this responsibility include the everyday struggle of having to take care of another individual, and oftentimes constant worry about the loved one in their care.

This holiday season, let’s make an effort to help out the caregivers in ...Read More

November 04, 2015

JoAnne On Healthspek PGT

Franklin, Tenn., resident JoAnne H. takes several different medications for varying health issues. While some of the medications she was taking led to positive results, others made little to no difference, or worse, caused adverse side effects.

After learning about an at-home pharmacogenetic testing (PGT) through Healthspek, and how simple it can be to get down to the basics—the genetics—of prescribing medications and determining how her individual genetic makeup can determine her response to medications, JoAnne took action.

Read why she decided it was time to take her personal healthcare into her own hands and order a Healthspek PGT:

I ...Read More

November 03, 2015

Rock Health: Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report

Rock Health, a venture fund working to improve healthcare at the healthcare and technology intersection, recently surveyed thousands of American adults about digital health adoption. They asked questions about the drivers of adoption, privacy concerns, shareable data and more.

What they found was that healthcare technology adoption closely resembles that of general technology adoption in the United States. Though, while the demand for patient access to healthcare is high, digital health adoption still has a lot of growing to do.

The survey’s finds are interesting and insightful, and the efforts of Rock Health contribute to a greater discussion on the ...Read More

October 22, 2015

Healthspek Partners With Bcenter To Assist Stroke Survivors

This release was written and distributed by Bcenter on October 22, 2015.

Ever wonder what it would be like to access personal health records or that of family members from the convenience of your mobile device? Now there is a way and the Bcenter, under its parent company of Global Stroke Resource (GSR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing hope to stroke survivors worldwide, is expanding its reach through this new mobile technology provided by the consumer health startup called Healthspek.

Healthspek is a free platform available on the mobile Web—accessible from any device including PCs, tablets and smartphones—and an iPad app that's helped thousands ...Read More

October 21, 2015

Five Things You Should Know During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to think about how to educated yourself on breast cancer and know your risks for the disease that affects one in eight women in the United States.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder to take an active approach to healthcare by being involved in your medical decisions and taking preventative measures to ensure that you are as healthy as you can be.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The key to preventing death by breast cancer is early ...Read More

October 16, 2015

Deb on Healthspek PGT

Deb, a resident of the Northeastern United States, is a certified genetic counselor with 20 years of experience working in areas such as prenatal genetics, cancer genetics and cardiac genetics in both the clinical and research realms. That is to say, she knows about genetic testing.

But is wasn’t until Deb connected with Healthspek through her career that she learned just how accessible at-home genetic testing can be through Healthspek Pharmacogenetic Tests (PGT).

Read her story here:

I became interested in clinical genetics because it brought together many of my interests: science, ethics and the ability to work in a ...Read More

October 05, 2015

David On Healthspek PGT

Like most people in their 40s and 50s, Franklin resident David M. was being exposed to medication suggestions by his primary care physician more frequently as he reached middle age.

Frustrated with the guessing game of prescribing new medications, and with the drawn-out trial and error he experienced trying to find the right Statin, David turned to Healthspek Pharmacogenetic Testing (PGT) to help streamline the process and aid his doctors in prescribing new medications.

David explains that for him, a tool that would help eliminate inappropriate medications was a no brainer:

As someone who’s over 50, I’ve become subject to ...Read More