Download the MyRA Mobile App Patient Brochure (PDF)
MyRA is available on iPhones and iPads running on all versions of iOS.
MyRA is available in the United States as a beta release on Android phones. We support Android OS 4.4 Kitkat and 5.0 Lollipop on the Samsung (Galaxy S4 & S5) and Google (Nexus 5 and 6). We don’t anticipate issues with newer phones or phones from other manufacturers when using Android OS 4.4 Kitkat and 5.0 Lollipop. If you encounter any issues, please report them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of June 2, 2015 there were the following known issues.
Nothing. Zero. Zilch. The MyRA app is being made available to the RA community, free-of-charge. We are committed to ensuring that it will always remain that way.
The MyRA app was designed and developed specifically with RA patients in mind. We even involved real people living with RA in the development process and got input from lots of patients and doctors along the way. While MyRA was developed for RA patients, several of the tracks in MyRA may be useful for people living with other chronic illnesses.
At this time our focus is on adding features to enhance MyRA and optimize its utility as a tracking tool for people living with RA, and we don’t have immediate plans to create versions of the app for other conditions. Please feel free to submit your suggestions for future consideration here.
The tracks in the MyRA app were selected after conducting lots of research with people living with RA. We found out what people like to track and worked to create a tool (MyRA!) that would enable people to not only track these things easily – but also to display their tracked data in a way that could improve the way tracked data is shared with others, including doctors! Stay tuned…we’re working on more tracks and features!
Yes, you can download MyRA on your iPad. When searching for MyRA in the app store on the iPad, toggle the button on the top of the screen from “iPad apps” to “iPhone apps” and MyRA will appear. Once you have downloaded and opened the app, you can increase the size by selecting “2x”. To see a visual click here.
To print your summary report, click the arrow in the upper right corner of the report to email it to yourself, and then you can print it from your computer. To see a visual click here. If you do not have an email account set up on your device, you may not see the arrow in the upper right corner.
If you have an Apple device (iPhone or iPad)
In order to transfer your MyRA data to a new iPhone you will need to use one of the solutions described here. Even if you are not switching phones we recommend that you back up your data regularly, following instructions in this link.
If you have an Android device
Follow the steps below. Important: Please do not connect your computer with your phone until step 3. If you already did so, simply unplug the USB cable and repeat steps 1 and 2.
Follow these steps to restore your data:
Please note: All information you enter in the tracks (such as labs, medications, etc.) is backed up except for audio and images. Audio and images are not currently backed up but will be in future versions of MyRA for Android.
Vectra DA is an advanced blood test that measures RA disease activity. Vectra DA is intended for adults who have been diagnosed with RA (it does not diagnose RA). Vectra DA can be used to measure the level of disease activity at a specific point in time and with repeat measurements to track changes in disease activity over time. Vectra DA generates a single score between 1 and 100 (lower is better) that represents the level of RA disease activity. The score classifies RA into low, moderate, and high disease activity. For more information about Vectra DA, click here.
Tell us! We’d love to hear from you. But please do look at Daily Functionality, which tracks your ability to perform tasks or enjoy activities. MyRA comes with a few common activities for you to select. But you can always add a custom activity to the list. If what you are tracking is not a daily or physical function, please let us know.
If you are concerned about the privacy of your data, there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself.
First and most importantly, you should use a Passcode Lock on your device to keep others from using your device without your permission. On Apple devices see the General section in the Settings app. On an Android phone find this in Settings > Security > Screen lock.
If you have an Apple device and are using iTunes to perform a backup of your device, you should select the option to encrypt the backup.
If you have an Android device and are using the backup function in MyRA, the data is automatically encrypted. However make sure you store the files in a secure location.
Finally, if you choose to send an e-mail report of your summary data, please remember that e-mail is not secure and you should choose the recipients of your summary carefully.
Please feel free to contact us via the Contact Us page.