HDL, Inc. Releases myHDL patient app for iPhone and Android New tool offers simple, secured way for HDL, Inc. patients to take control of their health, review advanced lab results
RICHMOND, VA (MARCH 10, 2013) – Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL, Inc.) has released a new mobile application for patients, called myHDL. Available for iPhone and Android, the free smartphone app allows users to view and monitor advanced lab results, track food and activity habits, and share and discuss healthy behaviors with the myHDL community in a simple, engaging, and secure platform.
“We have always said that HDL is a health management company with advanced lab services, and having a tool for our tech-savvy patients to engage in their own health was an important piece for us to offer as part of our mission,” said Tonya Mallory, President and CEO of HDL, Inc. “We encourage our patients to get the app, review their results, track their fitness and diet, and use myHDL to help maintain a healthy, long-lasting lifestyle.”
The myHDL patient app is available on Apple’s iTunes App Store
and Google Play
. The app offers a wide variety of simple functions to engage people in their own health management, including secure access to HDL, Inc. comprehensive lab results and a nutrition journal called My Diet Diary. The Pic Healthy feature lets people share photos of their food with others (as many already do), and converse with the myHDL community on related health topics. The app’s “Ask an Expert” feature also allows users to ask questions and communicate with HDL, Inc.’s Clinical Health Consulting team.
In addition, myHDL integrates with Fitbit® activity trackers and wireless scales from Withings® to allow people to set and track fitness and weight goals. All information tracked through health devices and mobile apps is pulled into HDL, Inc.’s patient portal. This allows the company’s health consultants to better understand patient behaviors, track progress, and personalize advice so that consulting sessions become more meaningful and effective.
HDL, Inc.’s advanced lab results – which go beyond cholesterol screening and include testing for lipoprotein particles, inflammation, metabolic markers, heart function, genetics, and more – have been redesigned for a mobile device and are displayed in the company’s unique stoplight-color coded array, offering patients easy-to-understand insight about their risk for heart disease, diabetes, and related conditions. To ensure privacy, a login and password is required each time the app is opened. The myHDL app is powered by MedHelp, a leader in mobile, social, and data technologies for patient engagement, and built on MedHelp’s Red Urchin platform.
About Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.
Founded in 2008, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL, Inc.) is a leader in health management offering a comprehensive test menu of biomarkers of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and related diseases. HDL, Inc.’s systematic approach identifies factors contributing to disease and provides a basis for effective treatment, allowing physicians to more effectively manage patients. Individuals receive a personalized overview of their risk factors along with intensive counseling from expert Clinical Health Consultants at generally no additional cost, improving compliance and enhancing satisfaction. Through the My Health Counts program, HDL, Inc. offers comprehensive testing and wellness services to employers and municipalities and is a proven partner for value-based, integrated care models such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) within health systems. 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, on Tumblr at blog.hdlabinc.com, and on Twitter @hdltweets.