Health Wizz – Blockchain Health Data For Personalized Medicine?
Health Wizz is a mobile app that promises to put you in charge of your health. Find out how Health Wizz works today in our review.
What Is Health Wizz?
Health Wizz is a mobile app that lets you see how healthy you are, then spot symptoms of problems before they become more serious. The app is designed with multiple physical and mental health parameters in mind.
The developers created the app “based on standardized medical literature”, explains the official Health Wizz website. The app also integrates blockchain technology to give patients enhanced security over their own health records.
Basically, Health Wizz is the knowledge of a doctor crammed into a mobile app. The app doesn’t advertise itself as a replacement for medical care or a better alternative. Instead, it’s designed as a supplement to your medical care.
The app specifically explains that it “does not provide medical evaluation, assessment or treatment but is a user friendly way to keep up with status of your physical and mental health”.
Health Wizz was created by a team of physicians, software engineers, and developers based in North Carolina.
In January 2017, Health Wizz made headlines for acquiring kreateIoT, a Virginia-based company specializing in developing blockchain applications for the healthcare industry. The company’s technology allows individuals to access their own medical records and control the sharing of those records over the blockchain.
After the acquisition, the President of kreateIoT, Raj Sharma, became CEO of Health Wizz.
Note: Health Wizz is different from HealthWiz. There’s a separate app called HealthWiz available for free on the Google Play Store. That app has similar features to Health Wizz.
However, it’s catered to the Indian market and was created by a team of developers based in India. Right now, Health Wizz (the app we’re reviewing today) is catered towards Americans.
How Does Health Wizz Work?
Health Wizz is filled with the knowledge of standardized medical literature. Just like WebMD and similar platforms, Health Wizz lets you connect symptoms to conditions. You can give the app your medical information, then see what that medical information needs according to the best literature available today.
Then, once you’ve consulted the app, you can search for physicians based on your required specialty and geographic area.
Another key feature of the app is the ability to keep up with your annual wellness exam schedule. Health Wizz can also work with employer benefits programs.
Health Wizz Features
When you open the Health Wizz app, you’ll see a selection of thumbnail icons. You tap a thumbnail icon to give the app information about your health and wellness. Some of the features available from the dashboard include:
Input your weight and height to get information about your BMI, including what your BMI number means for your risk of diseases and illnesses.
Depression & Other Conditions:
Track symptoms of depression and other conditions through the app.
Track the size of your waist (by circumference) and learn what that means for your risk of disease and illness.
Track diabetes symptoms and glucose measurements.
Track your sleep quality at night and learn if you’re getting the right amount of sleep for your personal health.
Track your cardiovascular health and learn your risk of various heart diseases.
Input exercise information through the app.
Track Smoking & Alcohol:
Keep updated on your smoking and alcohol consumption and what that means for your health.
Track your nutrition and learn how your daily food habits are affecting your health.
Track Other Conditions:
From depression to hypertension to diabetes, Health Wizz lets you track a variety of health conditions and symptoms through the app.
Find A Physician:
After tracking all of this information through the app, you can find physicians in your geographic area based on your needed specialty. You can also input your own physician’s data into the app to keep track of annual visits.
The Health Wizz “Find a Physician” form lets you input your insurance type, desired specialty, zip code, and search area to find the right physician near you.
Health Wizz’s My Health Index
Using all of the inputs listed above, Health Wizz can calculate your overall health based on something called “My Health Index”. To calculate My Health Index, Health Wizz looks at multiple physical and mental health parameters.
Then, it takes those parameters and runs them through conventional medical literature. Based on all this information, Health Wizz can give you a valuable measurement of your overall health and wellness.
About Health Wizz
Health Wizz is based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The company is led by Raj Sharma (CEO) and Sirish Bajpai (CTO).
In January 2017, Health Wizz made headlines for acquiring kreateIoT, a company that specialized in building blockchain applications for accessing healthcare records and data from wearables.
In a press release announcing the acquisition, Health Wizz stated that the combination of the two companies “creates the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end solution designed specifically for individuals to take control of their health and their healthcare records”. KreateIoT was based in Falls Church, Virginia.
You can contact Health Wizz by email at [email protected] or by phone at (910) 437-5130.
The Health Wizz app has not yet been released. Stay tuned for more information about Health Wizz as the platform continues to roll out over the coming months!