Healthspek Blog

September 18, 2014

Join Us This Weekend At WSMV Healthy4Life

Channel 4 news in Nashville will be hosting the Second Annual Healthy4Life Expo this Saturday, September 20 and 21, at the Music City Center.

And guess what—Healthspek will have a booth again this year! The free event, which focuses on promoting active and healthy lifestyles among kids and adults, attracts people of all ages looking to take advantage of free health screenings, exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, a rock wall, kids’ activities and more.

Stop by the Healthspek booth to meet the Healthspek team and learn more about how we can help you better manage your personal healthcare information.

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September 15, 2014

On The Marquee

We can no longer claim a spot on Apple’s “Best New Apps” list because, well, they've eliminated the “Best New Apps” list in all categories. But you know what? We don't care… because in the process, Apple gave us an even bigger honor! They created a permanent list of best “Personal Care Apps” in the medical category, and selected Healthspek as one of the 11 listed. We were even chosen to be placed on their pretty marquee. Cheers to that!

Healthspek is a free app is available for iPads through the App Store, and accessible on multiple devices. The company ...Read More

August 21, 2014

Where There's A Will, There's A Way

August is national “Make A Will Month,” encouraging people across America to create a will as a way of providing peace of mind to family members and loved ones.

A study conducted by found that nearly 75 percent of adults do not have a will. They found that three common misconceptions that often lead people to put off making a will are that they are too young, that they don’t have enough money or that their property will automatically be passed down to the next of kin.

Life is not guaranteed, and accidents occur unexpectedly. Anyone 18 years ...Read More

August 06, 2014

Bragging Rights

Healthspek has had an amazing past year full of expos, conventions and new additions to the Healthspek app! We’ve enjoyed meeting the frontrunners in the healthcare IT industry and learning about other businesses with similar missions to ours—to put control of healthcare information in the hands of consumers.

We’ve also been incredibly humbled by the recognition Healthspek has received along the way. Below is a list of awards and recognitions, but first we’ve got to give credit where credit is due: thank YOU, the consumer, for using the app, for being a part of our growth and for helping us ...Read More

July 25, 2014

The Blue Button Initiative And You

Blue Button is a government initiative under HIPAA across both the public and private sectors that aims to give consumers easy and secure access to their personal health records. By providing patients and caregivers with their digital health records, Blue Button intends to empower consumers to manage their health and healthcare. ...Read More

July 16, 2014

Partner Update: Medivizor

As a healthcare company, our interest lies in the consumer’s interest, and so we’ve sought to form several strategic partnerships with other related healthcare companies to provide customers with the best resources and most current information about the healthcare industry.

One such partnership is with Israel-based company Medivizor, a free resource that offers patients with serious or chronic illnesses access to relevant and personalized information. Launched in August 2013, Medivizor is making waves in the healthcare technology industry.

How it works is once a patient or caregiving signs up, they input information about their diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc. as ...Read More

July 07, 2014

Healthspek Adds Legal Documents Repository To Its Features

Healthspek, a free app that manages personal health records by tracking, collecting and safely disseminating healthcare information, announced this week the addition of a feature that will serve as a repository for all relevant legal  documents.    Users will now be able to upload living wills, powers of attorney and other legal documents into the Healthspek record, allowing for a secure and easily accessible solution for those who may need to view it.  ...Read More

June 30, 2014

On The Road Again: Health Datapalooza

Since late spring the Healthspek team has had the opportunity to attend and present at several exciting conferences around the country. As someone new to the tech world, I have been fascinated by the abundance of creative, important work that is going on in healthcare technology and wanted to share some of my thoughts.

In early June, the Health Data Consortium gathered over 2,000 tech innovators, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, clinicians, researchers and policy makers to D.C. for Health Datapalooza. One of the meeting's goals was to "promote a human-centered health system, powered by health data."

These people are health data enthusiasts ...Read More

June 18, 2014

Bryan Seaborn Joins Healthspek As Senior Software Developer

Healthspek has added more development talent to the growing team, announcing the addition of Bryan Seaborn as senior software developer.

Seaborn, a native of Canada who spent his early professional years working with the Alberta-based companion care company Greystoke, has been integral in the development of at least 10 mobile apps available today, and brings deep experience to the Healthspek team.

“We are constantly working to enhance our personal health management app based on user feedback, and Bryan will play a lead role in bringing new functionality to life,” said Bruce LeFew, Healthspek’s co-founder. ...Read More

May 06, 2014

Healthspek Names Director of Business Development

Healthspek, a Nashville-based personal health management app developer, has added healthcare industry veteran Kasey Anderson as its Director of Business Development.

Most recently, Anderson served as the executive director of the Nashville Academy of Medicine for more than a decade, and previously worked in the admissions department at Harding Academy. Anderson was a 2009 Nashville Business Journal "40 under 40" honoree and was named "Ten Women to Watch" in 2010 by Nashville Medical News. ...Read More