Healthspek Blog

May 12, 2015

Guest Blog Post: Cowboy Boots & Nashville ER

Beth Minter is a Franklin-Belle Healthcare Recruiter for the The Woodmansee Group headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. She wrote the following blog post on her LinkedIn page on April 23, 2015, detailing her personal hospital experience and the frustrations patients often face trying to collect more information about their personal healthcare. 

Electronic health records like Healthspek can help make that process easier by streamlining all of your personal medical information onto one secure, easy-to-navigate platform. Healthspek also offers services to help you collect health records from doctors, tests results and more.

And most importantly, be proactive about your healthcare. ...Read More

May 05, 2015

Healthspek Crosses A Milestone

In less than two years, Nashville-based healthcare technology startup Healthspek has earned national accolades, transitioned from an award-winning iPad app to a universal mobile platform and built an impressive base of users. Now the company has reached another milestone: more than $1 million raised from private investors across the country.

Local healthcare technology veterans Randy Farr and Bruce LeFew leveraged their 50+ years of industry experience to launch the company that won the coveted APPY Award in its first year of operation. As a “wallet for life,” Healthspek aggregates medical information from doctors, users and third parties – creating a secure ...Read More

April 16, 2015

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Let's Start The Discussion

Today is the 8th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day when people across the nation are encouraged to sit down and talk about advance directives. We’ll start the conversation with ‘What is National Healthcare Decision Day?’

According to the official website, the National Healthcare Decisions Day was instituted eight years ago to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.

It’s an initiative to encourage people across the nation to talk about their wishes regarding their healthcare and for healthcare providers and facilities to respect those wishes, and it unites the healthcare, ...Read More

April 10, 2015

Healthspek And Connect4MD Bring You 24/7 Physician Access

We're excited to announce that Healthspek has partnered with Connect4MD, a national telemedicine network to bring you, the user, physician access from anywhere in the country when you need it.

This new service is both convenient and affordable for Healthspek users. Connect4MD is available 24/7, when you need it for bites, sprains, hives, infections and more, and costs patients an average of just $1 per day with zero cost when you see the doctor.

However, if you become a member through Healthspek, we're offering you one month of free membership

Once a member, Connect4MD allows Healthspek users to order prescription refills ...Read More

April 01, 2015

The Golden Fork Club: Why We Pay Too Much For Health Care

[Healthspek Co-Founder and CEO Randy Farr wrote the following article for the Nashville Business Journal in 1995, and unfortunately it's still relevant to this day.]

Awhile back I joined the “Golden Fork” club. I have a card that every restaurant recognizes. It’s great! I pay a monthly fee and Golden Fork pays for all my restaurant bills when I’m hungry and can’t cook on my own.

Recently I found myself in such a predicament and made my way down to a first class restaurant (hey, might as well choose the best on someone else’s dime). The maitre d’ instantly recognized my Golden Fork card. She ...Read More

March 24, 2015

Research And Connect With Agents In Your Area Through Insurance Finder

Healthspek now offers users another relevant tool to help you take control of your personal healthcare information: Insurance Finder, a free service to aid consumers in researching and finding trusted health and life insurance agents by location.

As a platform for individuals and families to track, collect and safely disseminate personal healthcare information, Healthspek utilizes healthcare technology to improve an often overlooked piece of the healthcare system: patient experience. Dozens of “speks” allow users to own and manage a variety of relevant healthcare needs from vitals and charts to a knowledge library on medical conditions, prescription refills and medication reminders, and ...Read More

March 19, 2015

Life Line Screening: Are Your Numbers In Order?

Healthspek Co-Founder and COO Bruce LeFew recently attended his first appointment with Life Line Screening, a service that screens people nationwide for cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes and more. Read about his experience below: 

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. In fact, 70 percent of adults ages 55 and up have two or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease, often without showing any symptoms.

Just like you know your weight and height, you should know if you have underlying risks for heart disease. 

You've probably been told about the imporance of ...Read More

March 10, 2015

Users Like You: Mike

One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs is hearing from you, the customer, about ways that Healthspek has improved your life. We recently got to speak with one such user in Texas who shared his story with us.

Mike lives with his wife in Texas and travels often for work. As someone with a number of medical issues, he needed a better way to keep his important medical information with him while he was away from home.

After buying an iPad two years ago, Mike began searching through the Apple Store for an app that could serve as ...Read More

March 06, 2015

Let's Talk Mobile Healthcare

Attention all Middle Tennessee Healthspek users and those of you interested in mobile healthcare and want to learn more:

Are you looking for an easier way to collect health records and other information for spring break, school field trips and summer camps? Or do you need a better way to manage your aging parents' healthcare information? Well we're hosting an event at Westhaven in Franklin, Tenn., next Thursday, March 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to talk about just that! 

All are welcome to join us as we discuss the mobile healthcare trend, answer questions and of course, share ...Read More

February 19, 2015

American Heart Month

February has us seeing red, and we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day! February is American Heart Month, which means a time to raise awareness for heart disease and learn more about heart health.

Here are our top five tips for maintaining a healthy heart:

  1. Know your heart. Keep track of important numbers such as your blood pressure, cholesterol level, weight and body mass index. Monitor these numbers regularly so you know if something’s not right and can take action to fix it.
  2. Unplug and unwind. Stress can lead to an increased heart rate, high blood pressure, weight gain and ...Read More