HDL, Inc. releases myHDL Physician App for Apple Watch

iOS application previously released for iPhone and iPad now offers patient management tools via Apple Watch.


RICHMOND, VA (MAY 11, 2015) – Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL, Inc.) has updated its myHDL Physician App to support use with Apple Watch. The iOS app, which was released for iPhone and iPad in March 2015, now allows the company’s provider partners to view and manage patient cases from their wrist, on all models of Apple Watch. The app is free for all HDL, Inc. ordering providers and is available on the iTunes App Store.

“HDL, Inc. is thrilled to release this update in stride with Apple’s latest digital health innovation,” stated Joseph McConnell, Ph.D., President and CEO of HDL, Inc. “Our tech-savvy provider partners can use this cutting-edge tool to help them offer more effective, personalized care to their patients and ultimately get ahead of disease progression.”

 With myHDL for Apple Watch, physicians will be able access the same breadth of information that is currently available on iPhone and iPad, including lab results and treatment suggestions. Users will also be able to receive up-to-the-minute push notifications of patient reports as they arrive from the laboratory, allowing for timely patient care and disease management.

 Features include:

MULTIPLE PATIENTS’ RESULTS

Access and manage a practice’s entire practice population from the app. Users can view past results and monitor health trends over time to design personalized treatment plans for each patient.

SIMPLICITY AND SPEED

Quickly pinpoint specific areas for improvement for each patient with HDL, Inc.’s stoplight color-coding and categorized test results.

MD-WRITTEN COMMENTS AND TREATMENT GUIDELINES

Gain a deeper understanding of the novel biomarkers and get treatment recommendations with comments written by HDL, Inc. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tara Dall.

SECURITY AND PRIVACY

The app was designed for HIPAA compliance. To that end, the following security features have been incorporated: physicians must use a username and password to access the app; physicians may access data that pertain only to their own patients; data sent to the app from HDL, Inc. is encrypted; no cache of data is stored in the app itself; and the app has an automatic sign-off function. 

 The app is available on the iTunes App Store (search “myHDL for Physicians”) and can be downloaded at www.myhdlapp.com. 


 About Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.

Founded in 2008, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL, Inc.) is a leader in health improvement with one primary mission: to beat cardiovascular disease and diabetes, one patient at a time. The company offers a comprehensive test menu of biomarkers that can provide earlier, more timely detection of chronic disease. HDL, Inc.’s systematic approach identifies factors contributing to disease and provides a basis for targeted treatment, allowing healthcare providers to better manage the health of their patients and improve outcomes. In addition to lab testing, HDL, Inc. offers patients a personalized overview of their lab results and intensive counseling from expert Clinical Health Consultants to promote healthy, longer-lasting lifestyles. HDL, Inc. is a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory. For more information, visit myHDL.com, and make HDL, Inc. part of your digital lifestyle at Facebook.com/myhdl and on Twitter @hdltweets.

 Media Contact: Barry Hodge, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, BHodge@hdlabinc.com or 1.877.443.5227 ext. 2217.

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