NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- One Drop, a leader in the development of digital therapeutics solutions for people with diabetes, today announced the launch of Personal Diabetes Assistant, a powerful new approach to supporting people with diabetes in their day-to-day self-management. The company also announced integration with Health Records on iPhone, empowering all One Drop iOS users to seamlessly share their electronic health records with their personal coaches through the One Drop platform. Together, these new additions to the One Drop platform represent important steps toward alleviating the burden of living with diabetes and facilitating the seamless exchange of health data between patients, care teams, and healthcare institutions.
Personal Diabetes Assistant
Moving beyond the logbook, the One Drop | Mobile app on iOS introduces Personal Diabetes Assistant. Users select their recurring health management tasks, such as blood glucose checks, medication doses, meals, physical activity, weigh-in's, and blood pressure measurements, and One Drop delivers a personalized daily schedule based on users' unique needs. Personal Diabetes Assistant provides a clear view of what is coming up and what has been accomplished for the day, relieving the constant burden of remembering what to do and when.
An estimated 41% of people with diabetes are inactive; 62% do not take medications as prescribed; 67% do not follow a recommended eating plan; and 76% do not check blood glucose as recommended. One Drop's Personal Diabetes Assistant tackles these issues head-on. It can be easily configured by the user or caregiver and helps drive consistent medication adherence, as well as blood glucose, blood pressure, and weight management, through continuous motivation and support. Users also receive daily encouragement to be physically active and eat healthily. As users complete items in their schedule, either manually or automatically through thousands of integrated personal health devices, Personal Diabetes Assistant tracks and displays users' progress toward customizable health goals.
"I know how tough it can be to integrate all the daily health management tasks into your life. And, people always ask us, 'What should I do?' With Personal Diabetes Assistant, we answer that question with an easy, customizable daily schedule and reminders that lay it all out for you right on your phone," said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. "We've taken diabetes care beyond the one-hour annual doctor visit and integrated it into daily routines that empower us to take the small steps each day to achieve success."
By breaking down long-term goals like lowering A1C or losing weight into smaller daily units, One Drop makes the impossible attainable — empowering users to achieve optimal health outcomes through sustained behavior change. Personal Diabetes Assistant paired with One Drop's AI-powered Automated Decision Support, seamlessly integrated devices, and one-on-one coaching from One Drop | Experts is the most advanced system for managing diabetes available today.
Health Records on iPhone
With Health Records on iPhone, patients at participating healthcare institutions can access their medical records via the Health app, alongside their patient-generated data, for a more holistic view of their health. Now, with One Drop, users subscribed to One Drop | Experts can instantly share electronic medical records with their personal diabetes coach. One Drop coaches can use vitals, labs, and medication history to offer users advice on other aspects of diabetes health, such as A1c, kidney function, and blood lipid levels.
One Drop is one of the first diabetes platforms to integrate with Health Records on iPhone, the first glucose meter to send data directly to Apple Watch, the first diabetes app to integrate with CareKit, one of the first diabetes management platforms to support Siri Shortcuts, the first digital diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association, and the first diabetes platform to accurately predict blood glucose levels up to 12 hours into the future. Through industry leading integrations, One Drop has become one of the fastest growing diabetes management solutions worldwide.
"Healthcare should never be delivered in silos, and the more information healthcare providers have about their patients, the better," said Dr. Mark Heyman, Vice President of Clinical Innovation at One Drop. "Integration with Health Records on iPhone is a game changer for One Drop's digital therapeutics platform. Access to the information available in Health Records on iPhone takes digital healthcare out of its silo and allows One Drop coaches to give users the most personalized coaching experience possible."
"We are giving information that used to sit solely inside big health institutions back to the people where it can be most relevant," said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. "Empowering people to engage in their own self-care by providing on-demand access to their health information and the ability to share as they please is a big step toward lowering costs and democratizing healthcare."
ABOUT ONE DROP
One Drop is a digital health company harnessing the power of mobile computing and data science to transform the lives of people with diabetes worldwide. The One Drop platform brings affordable, accessible diabetes care to everyone with diabetes and a smartphone, as well as their employers, insurers and healthcare providers. One Drop's consumer services are available for purchase in-app (iOS and Android) and at www.onedrop.today. One Drop | Mobile is available for free download worldwide (iOS and Android). For more information on helping your organization lower the cost of care, contact [email protected].
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