Concierge-style medicine can be practiced in a number of ways through a variety of payment structures. Some elements of technology are usually involved, but in the case of WellnessFX, technology isn’t just a component. It’s the basis for the company’s entire model of delivering care.
The quantified self movement – the idea that tracking metrics about yourself can lead to self-improvement – appears to be gathering steam. With products such as the FitBit One, Jawbone Up and Nike+ FuelBand boasting impressive sales numbers (the FuelBand reportedly sold out within four hours of its launch), it seems that self-tracking is finding traction and on the way to becoming an ubiquitous feature of daily life.
There are a number of recently established services offer consumers comprehensive health diagnoses, allowing for extremely personalised recommendations. In the US, a service called WellnessFX can provide more than 20 actionable metrics about your current state of health, including cholesterol and inflammation levels, from a single blood sample
The Nutrition Business Journal awards WellnessFX for reinventing & democratizing consumer health for the 21st century.
This Thursday, in conjunction with WellnessFX, Ferriss will be presenting on the topic of “Building the Perfect Human: Tracking Biomarkers for Performance and Health Enhancement”. To sign up, please visit http://www.wellnessfx.com/timferriss.
WellnessFX, a leading web-based consumer health service, is announcing several updates to their product line this quarter, along with an expansion of services to multiple states across the U.S. To help release these new products and services, WellnessFX is teaming up with renowned author and life-hacker Tim Ferriss in an upcoming San Francisco event, March 28th.
Entrepreneurs lead an extreme lifestyle: working hard, working late and enduring many stresses, frustrations and failures is a tough business. As such, it makes sense to know that you’re not putting yourself at any kind of long-term risk. The analytics provided by WellnessFX can give you a detailed understanding of your own health, warn of any potential health risks, and is a great preventative measure.
In Volume XVII: "'Biometric measurement merged with expert opinions is the killer app for the future of medicine, and the prize is $1 billion in health spending by consumers and employees.' That’s Jim Kean, founder and CEO of WellnessFX, a diagnostics provider whose baseline package at $199 delivers twice the biomarkers of a typical physical and web time with doctors and practitioners of your choosing. ..."
"Los Altos Hills, CA. November 1, 2012 – HealthTech Capital, the only investing ecosystem focused exclusively on the HealthTech space, announced today that Asthmapolis is the winner of the “Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2012” and WellnessFX is the winner of the “People’s Choice.” These winners were selected at the October 26 HealthTech Conference 2012. "
"WellnessFX, a San Francisco, CA-based consumer directed personalized wellness and health start-up, has secured its second funding of undisclosed amount.
The round was led by Javelin Venture Partners.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its commercialization efforts beyond California, most immediately to residents in Oregon and Washington in early January. ..."
"...Kean designed WellnessFX’s testing and reporting service not just to drive better economies of scale in the lab business, but to make the results more understandable, and to tap physicians with underutilized time. “Most urban areas in the U.S. have a shortage of doctors, so it generally takes eight weeks to schedule a physical, but we can harvest well-trained practitioners in other areas,” he says. The average billable rate for physicians varies by geography; in the Bay Area it’s around $475 per hour, Kean says. But rural docs are happy to do WellnessFX phone consultations for $200 an hour, because it doesn’t require any up-front investment. “We are their digital storefront for telehealth,” he says..."