Here is a stat that we found interesting, but not surprising…
90% of Americans use digital health tools (healthcaredive)
Americans perform so many functions on their phone, why would health and fitness be any different? In fact, in the coming years, that number will continue to rise.
Which explains a lot about the need for our new Lydia Your Life Your Data app. See, individuals want control over their health data and should not have to wait to be invited by a practitioner to achieve that control. Thus, our logic in developing an app just for consumers.
“Unfortunately, our country has not reached near the adoption rate for patient-centered technology that we had hoped for,” says Get Real Health CEO Robin Wiener. “People should not have to wait until their practitioners catch up with technology, but rather they should have options.”
And Lydia gives them options galore. With the ability to communicate with a growing list of connected devices– think FitBit and blood glucose meters— health metrics are never more than a finger touch away.
“We designed Lydia to seamlessly move between laptop, tablet and mobile phone,” says Wiener. “Meeting individuals where they are is the backbone of patient engagement. Only having access to your data 50% of the time or in very specific circumstances is not the goal.”
Of course, the first step in access is usability, but we have that covered. Lydia has an easy-to-use interface that even novice users can navigate. Charts, graphs, icons and bright colors denote readings and results making it simple to follow trends.
Lydia allows individuals to not only manage their health but also that of family members. Imagine having one place to store data for everyone in the family, even if doctors do not offer the technology to do so. Lydia makes that ideal a reality for consumers every day.
Each account within Lydia is customized with readings, educational content, alerts and care plans for that individual’s health status and goals. For instance, if a parent has several children, each of those children can have a separate account under the family umbrella.
The best part? Lydia is free.