Independa Adds New Partners to Ecosystem of Health Offerings on LG Consumer TVs
Independa Health Hub® will now offer mental telehealthcare, home lab tests, faith-based videos, music therapy content and more to access from the comfort of home.
LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Independa, the award-winning TV-based platform providing remote engagement, education and care, today announced new partnerships on the Independa Health Hub®, an integrated ecosystem of health offerings available in the United States on 2022 and 2021 smart TVs from LG Electronics.
New partners offering their services on the Independa Health Hub include at-home health test provider RxHomeTest, interfaith video content and music therapy provider Coro Health, mental telehealthcare resources provided by MediOrbis and one-on-one tech support and education for older adults provided by Senior Savvy. These new partnerships mark an era of massive growth for the Independa Health Hub, which was officially launched with LG Electronics USA at CES® 2022.
"Independa is thrilled with our existing and latest additional partners, who all have been delivering impactful services and resources to dynamic communities," said Kian Saneii, founder and CEO of Independa. "By bringing these offerings to the familiar TV interface, we are able to reach millions of homes and improve access to life-changing health resources, 24/7, 365 days per year."
A recent 2022 survey found that telehealth greatly improved the lives of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 83% of adults feeling more comfortable for the well-being of their parent with telehealth as an option.
"Parks Associates research shows 23% of US internet households have used telehealth for therapy or counseling services and almost two thirds of consumers have had a telehealth session in the last year," said Elizabeth Parks, President & CMO, Parks Associates. "Consumers are embracing new ways to communicate and there has been dramatic adoption of remote care. The forced familiarity with virtual care lays a foundation for growth. Consumers now understand what it is and how to access services and this is an example of an innovative partnership highlighting new care models."
The Independa Health Hub provides consumers with bi-directional video communication that allows users to connect with healthcare providers, wellness services, family and friends in the comfort of their homes through their LG smart TVs. Further, a wide range of video-on-demand content as well as other valuable yet free services, such as pharmacy discounts and entertainment content, are available. As the first tele-healthcare service supported on LG TVs, Independa features an intuitive interface that makes it easy for users to initiate a video chat with a caregiver or easily access a menu of relevant professional services. Pop-up notifications inform when someone is calling and personal alerts can be set up for more reminders. All notifications and alerts are integrated into the webOS patform, so they are always just a glance away.
Matthew Durgin, Head of LG's Content and Services Development, welcomed the expanded Independa Health Hub partners to the LG smart TV ecosystem. "Compelling new integrated so-lutions like health content and testing bring simplicity to in-home care and can play a big role in enhancing lives of consumers across America, especially as the nation emerges from the pan-demic," he said.
About The Independa Health Hub®
The Independa Health Hub, integrated with webOS-enabled 2022 and 2021 LG smart TVs, notifies viewers of important communications while consuming content. This functionality helps users easily switch to important tele-appointments, receive medication reminders, messages or photos, or in general be reminded of important activities or events. Some Health Hub apps include:
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