The relationship between an account and a record in Lydia is primarily defined by the account’s access level to a record. The access level determines what the account can do with the health information stored in the record. There are three types of access levels an account can have:
Custodian: If an account is a Custodian of a record, the account holder can effectively do whatever they want with the record and the health information it contains, including:
- Adding new information to the record
- Editing information in the record
- Deleting information from the record
- Deleting the entire record
- Updating the record's demographic information
- Connecting apps and devices to the record
- Sharing the record with another account
Read-Write: Accounts with read-write access to a record can view, edit, and delete the health information in a record, as well as add new information to the record. However, an account with read-write access does not own or have custodial rights to the record, and therefore cannot share it with other accounts, connect apps and devices to the record, or delete the record.
Read: Accounts with read access to a record can view the health information in a record, but cannot add, delete, or edit the information. Accounts with read access do not own the record, and therefore cannot share it with other accounts, connect apps and devices to the record, or delete the record.