Wellness technology describes wellness software, tools and systems that allow organizations to assess employee health risk levels and develop wellness programming. In today’s digital age, it makes sense for many employers to explore ways to digitize their employee wellness efforts.
Employers should consider the following ways technology can support corporate wellness initiatives:
- Online screening tools, such as health risk assessments, can help employers promote preventive care and outline the next steps for tailored employee health care.
- Wearable devices (e.g., Apple Watch, Fitbit and Garmin) can promote exercise, monitor sleep and track nutrition. Analytic tools can also alert employees when they should consider recharging.
- Virtual mental health resources, including telemedicine, allow employees to instantly access help, such as video conferencing with a licensed counselor.
- Machine learning can help wellness program coordinators track and collect data to personalize offerings based on employee preference, activity and risk assessments.
Digital solutions can help enhance employees’ well-being and make wellness an organizational focus. Employers should consider how technology can be leveraged to increase their organization’s wellness program participation and overall success.
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