Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
As personal health management app developer Healthspek and personalized health information provider Medivizor prepare to showcase their revolutionary products to thousands of attendees at AARP’s Health Innovation@50+ Expo this week, the companies are rolling out a partnership to further enhance their users’ experience.
Medivizor, a health information and patient education service, will now provide personalized health information to individual Healthspek users in an easily understandable format. Information might include summaries of personally relevant cutting-edge research, matching clinical trials, updated guidelines, evidence-based lifestyle tips, and more.
“People who have become seriously ill or suffer from ongoing medical conditions often become ‘chronic web researchers,’ but the process of finding relevant, trustworthy and understandable information online is extremely ineffective and inefficient,” said Medivizor Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder Ronen Keinan. “Our mission is to improve the lives of people with serious medical conditions and those who care for them by providing truly relevant and personalized information to help them manage their day-to-day care.”
Healthspek was launched in 2013 as a free iPad App that can be used to track, collect and safely disseminate personal healthcare information. Users can securely manage their medical records, immunizations, conditions, providers and insurance, all with the swipe of a finger. Parents and guardians can include their family members under the same account. Users have 24/7 access to their entire health record from anywhere in the world, and can grant access to their care providers. A physical carry card includes users’ critical health information in case of emergency.
Last year, Healthspek was featured in the App Store’s Best New Medical Apps, was listed as a Top-Five Best Medical and Health Care app by Tab Times, and won MediaPost’s 2013 Appy Award in the medical category. The company plans to release Healthspek versions for iPhone, Android and Windows-based platforms this summer.
Healthspek was selected as one of 10 startups to participate in AARP’s Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch event in Boston on May 9, a showcase of the hottest new products in the “50 and over” health technology market, offering access not only to venture capitalists and angel investors but to 15,000 members and guests from across the globe.
“We believe the future of healthcare interconnectivity will be patient-driven, and our partnership with Medivizor underscores the power of relevant information to personal health management,” said Healthspek Chief Executive Officer Randy Farr. “This new functionality is all about the personalization of credible health information delivered in a format that users can understand and act upon.”
The Medivizor solution combines patent-pending technology, medical expertise, and the wisdom of the crowd to filter and summarize all current reliable information to just that which relates to individual Healthspek users based on a host of individual criteria. As the latest of over a dozen user-selected “speks,” or tools, the Medivizor functionality will be rolled out in May.