San Diego, Calif. / Seoul, South Korea – January 04, 2022 – Independa, an award-winning TV-based platform providing remote engagement, education and care, today announced a new global partnership to offer the Independa Health Hub – an integrated ecosystem of health offerings – to be first launched on all 2021 and 2022 LG smart televisions in the U.S. and Canada.
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 televisions.
LG is proud to expand on our existing partnership with Independa to create innovative solutions designed to enhance the lives and wellbeing of LG smart TV owners, said Matthew Durgin, Head of LG’s North American Innovation Team. LG Electronics is the first to offer these integrated solutions that bring simplicity to in-home care and help to enhance and empower the lifestyles of our customers.
The Independa Health Hub enables LG smart TVs to help users care for family members remotely or assist older adults to be more independent. 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 so they are always just a glance away.
Professional services available on Independa include Dentulu (online dental consultation), Capital Rx (discount pharmacy platform), Coverdell (dental insurance benefits), WebMD (medical grade educational videos) and Sprio100 (fitness programs for seniors), among others.
“Independa empowers those most vulnerable and difficult to reach in our communities by simplifying access to important services and benefits, allowing connectivity and engagement through the familiar TV interface to support and prolong healthy, vibrant independence,” said Kian Saneii, founder and CEO of Independa. “Our LG partnership brings ongoing and meaningful engagement with loved ones to millions of homes, while offering a greater operational and staff efficiencies for organizations looking to better connect with their care recipients, be they residents in communities, clients in their own homes, individuals in population health, managed care or PACE programs, or even patients in hospitals. Independa is committed to improve access and engagement, while reducing the cost of education and care, from the hospital to the home, and everywhere in between.”