San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
WellnessFX, Inc., the leader in cloud-based consumer health platforms, is commemorating its 3-year anniversary this month with an exciting product launch. The revolutionary e-Checkup will enable anyone in WellnessFX-open states to experience fluid and direct access to their health data via the intuitive WellnessFX dashboard.
The e-Checkup is a streamlined, web-based alternative to the traditional in-office annual blood testing provided by most health plans. “e-Checkup lets consumers avoid the hassle and expense of the insurance-based system,” said the company’s founder and CEO, Jim Kean.
“Almost 50% of patients with full health insurance access are not up-to-date on their checkups. This, at a time when our country is in crisis with approximately 80 million people in U.S. having pre-diabetes, while 90% aren’t even aware of it (according to very recent study of CDC),” said the company’s Medical Director, Dr. Murdoc Kaleghi. “We are offering up a solution to this crisis at a critical point in time,” said Dr. Kaleghi.
WellnessFX enjoys some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the health space, which is why it made sense to open the experience to as many users as possible, at no cost for a limited time (based on availability). For those interested in tracking and trending their results, two e-Checkups can be purchased together for only $25, also while supplies last.
The e-Checkup includes blood tests ordered by a physician and performed by a licensed laboratory. Tests include biomarkers that are typically offered in an annual checkup and more, including:
· Basic Lipid Panel – Presents certain risk factors for heart disease by measuring fats and types of cholesterol
· CBC (Complete Blood Count) –Can identify indications of anemia or certain indications of disorders in immune cells
· Plus, a Glucose Test – Detects blood sugar level and helps to identify risk for diabetes
· Plus, TSH – Identifies certain thyroid imbalances that may contribute to weight gain, depression, or infertility
WellnessFX blood test results are generally available within 48 hours and accessible via web and mobile 24/7. In contrast, the current model through health insurance requires patients to first schedule and wait for a physician appointment and then request their results, which can take days, sometimes weeks to process. Once processed, results often aren’t even shared directly with the patient.
In contrast, a WellnessFX physician will review lab results and notify each individual of any critical values in the results, usually within 48 hours. For help interpreting results or for expert professional recommendations on how to improve results, WellnessFX offers direct telehealth consults with its network of trained independent healthcare practitioners for an additional fee.
This latest product launch represents an opportunity, not only for individuals to experience the WellnessFX platform, but also for employer groups to encourage employees to get on track to better health.
Headquartered in San Francisco, WellnessFX, Inc. is dedicated to putting health in the hands of the consumer. At the forefront of the consumer health revolution, their digital medical marketplace offers an accessible, streamlined way to collect, interpret, and track personal health data. WellnessFX aggregates personal health biomarkers, and then provides access to professionals and information that can help individuals improve their wellness. Data is communicated through rich, personalized visualizations and delivered via a sleek interface to bring healthcare into the 21st century.