BaseHealth raises $3.6M for its genetic, lifestyle data-driven health plan offering


BaseHealth raised $3.6 million, according to an SEC filing, bringing its total funding to date to at least $9.1 million.

The company has created a health assessment service, called Genophen, that payors and providers can add as a feature to a customer’s existing health and wellness program.

BaseHealth’s service collects genetic, clinical and lifestyle data, which they get from wearables like Fitbit and Jawbone, as well as family data. This information is then used to calculate the user’s risk of developing certain diseases and to explain the top factors contributing to the risk of disease. The service has data on more than 40 common complex diseases.

Another BaseHealth feature helps users understand how they can modify their risk factors to lower overall risk. Using this capability, users see how much risk they can decrease over the course of their life if they make specific changes.

The company makes this information available to third parties through the recently launched BaseHealth API, which offers five different services for developers to integrate into their apps and services.

[Via: mobihealthnews]