Tag Archives: Quantified Self

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

WellnessFX Introduces the Almost Entirely Online Annual Checkup

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 … Continue reading

Can a DNA Test Really Help You Shed the Pounds?

Losing weight is indeed a stressful and frustrating experience. So many of us can relate to failed diets and unsuccessful diets, or simply diets where one loses the weight, reaches their ideal weight only to have the dreaded pounds crawl … Continue reading

Susannah Fox Q&A on Pew’s Latest Health Tracking Report

The most recent report to come out of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that seven out of 10 American adults track some kind of health indicator such as weight, diet or a symptom. “Tracking for … Continue reading

Launch! Demo: the Tictrac Personal Analytics Platform

CEO of Tictrac Martin Blinder launched the Tictrac personal analytics platform in October at Health 2.0’s Sixth Annual Fall Conference. During the Launch! session, Blinder and nine others gave rapid three and a half-minute demos. The audience voted, and Tictrac … Continue reading

Automated Health Apps Coming Your Way

There’s a fairly new Thai restaurant near Union Square in San Francisco that’s my favorite. They run a special promotion with a punch card that lets you get one free buffet bowl for every 10 you buy. I was the … Continue reading

Roundup: What’s New in the World
of Health Care Apps

Since 2006, we’ve been tracking the re-birth of health online. Of course it never really went away, but the e-health frenzy of the late 1990s really only left WebMD standing. Few were online to actually manage their health. Most were … Continue reading

Quantified Selfers, Imagine a Day When You Won’t Quantify Anything

The Quantified Self movement, which involves tracking everything from exercise to productivity to spiritual well-being, is almost five years old. A book that predicted that this data would be integrated into everyday life and that people would use mobile devices … Continue reading

Taking Quantified Self to the Classroom

Within the growing world of Health 2.0 followers exists of a subset of people that religiously tracks its personal information including work, sleep, exercise, diet and mood habits around the clock. These people, affectionately labeled quantified self (QS) geeks, affirm … Continue reading

Personal health prediction startup 100Plus attracts its first investor

Personalized health prediction startup 100Plus announced today that it secured initial funding from Founders Fund and Peter Thiel, founder and former CEO of PayPal and the first investor in Facebook. 100Plus plans to use large clinical datasets and algorithms to … Continue reading

Basis premiers new health monitor watch

Health startup Basis is moving in on relatively newly freed-up real estate. With cell phones rendering watches basically obsolete, many wrists are going bare. Basis aims to bring the watch back in style, revamped with some new functions. The lightweight … Continue reading

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