WellteQ Talks: Garmin Health

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Have you ever thought about how wearable technology can support workplace wellness initiatives? COO, Jeames Gillet speaks to our preferred wearable partner Garmin, on the components and benefits of the WellteQ mobile platform and the critical role Garmin Health plays in the delivery of this invaluable service.

To discuss how our digital wellness solution combined with Garmin Health can benefit your workforce, contact the WellteQ team.

To find out more about Garmin Health click here.

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How Healthtech Can Support UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #3

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Written by Natalie L. The Daily Escape

Good health and well-being – the United Nation’s 3rd sustainable development goal (SDG) – is a crucial consideration for future generations but as a goal, it isn’t one that’s so easily attained. With ambitious targets of increasing life expectancy and decreasing maternal/ infant death rates universally, this SDG was previously thought of as a near-impossible feat to achieve. However, with recent technological developments—especially within the area of healthtech, this goal has become less far-fetched and perhaps even attainable in the not-so-distant future.

Healthtech, also known as digital health, aims to simplify and improve various healthcare processes. Modern examples of healthtech in action include electronic patient databases, fitness gadgets and mobile health applications, all of which make tracking health records more streamline. In the pursuit of UN’s 3rd SDG, here are 3 key areas of healthcare which healthtech promises to revolutionize. 

Communicable Diseases

Remember the SARs outbreak in 2003? Or the swine flu in 2009? Or even the recent Ebola epidemic? These are some major examples of outbreaks of communicable, or infectious, diseases. In preventing these outbreaks, early identification and containment are key, and thermal cameras are the epitome of how healthtech comes in handy.

Thermal cameras are probably familiar to those who travel often. These cameras make use of infrared rays to screen travellers for fever symptoms, flagging those who carry signs of infection. Recently, minuscule thermal cameras have also been incorporated into smartphone covers. They send information as “heat waves” to mobile applications, which then translate the information into body temperatures. Such technology makes screening for communicable diseases much less obtrusive and more streamlined.

Non-communicable Diseases

In recent years, diabetes, hypertension and many other non-communicable diseases have taken over infectious diseases as the major causes of death in both the developing and developed countries. To combat this, WellteQ has rolled out fitness-tracking devices, wearables and applications to promote health-conscious behaviours in the public, especially office workers. Some of WellteQ’s current efforts include early screening, health education and health-promoting programmes at workplaces. With a humble background but rapidly-expanding venture, WellteQ has paved the way for digital health innovation to tackle metabolic and other non-communicable diseases.

Mental Health

It’s not surprising to hear how more and more employees can reporting higher levels of stress and lower levels of life satisfaction. As the workplace becomes a more competitive environment, many feel the pressure to “up their game” or risk obsolescence. The accumulative effect of this, as well as the weight of other personal commitments, can have a negative impact on sleep and restfulness, both of which have been shown to be key mechanisms in mental conditions such as depression and anxiety. Healthtech monitoring can serve as a powerful “first strike”  when it comes to addressing such issues. Features such as sleep tracking and mindfulness reminders are small but effective means of assisting an individual with identifying and remedying symptoms as they emerge.

Healthcare Records

This millennium, the development of electronic patient records is probably the best gift to doctors, nurses, allied healthcare professionals and most importantly, patients. The streamlining of the patient’s medical records enables healthcare professionals to better understand their patients’ past medical history. In turn, this empowers them to make the most appropriate treatment decisions for patients. This is just one way in which digital health has revolutionised a key process in healthcare delivery; we expect to see even more game-changing healthtech innovations in time to come.

How Healthtech Enlivens The Workplace

With regard to the UN’s SDG #3, successful integration of healthtech can make monitoring health and physical activity a much more streamlined and convenient for both employers and employees. Incentives can be tied to certain milestones as a means of motivation which can translate into tangible benefits for the company; healthy workers are efficient workers after all.

Taking a look at the bigger picture, such technology can also be used to fuel community-minded pursuits. Charity events and other CSR-related projects thrive on connectivity, and healthtech bridges the gap between workforces that are otherwise separated by geographical constraints. By elevating the level of social involvement, workers feel empowered to be more invested in their work. This can also translate into a greater sense of unity, turning what is otherwise a bland and faceless company into a family of sorts.

Healthtech is powerful: it holds great potential to induce significant growth in the healthcare industry through the incorporation of various emerging technologies and platforms, bringing us much closer to attaining UN’s 3rd SDG of good health and well-being. The possibilities with healthtech are endless and the impact, boundless. Who can say what else lies beyond the horizon?

References:
– https://healthinformatics.uic.edu/blog/the-role-of-health-tech-in-stopping-the-spread-of-epidemics/
– https://www.galengrowth.asia/2016/07/13/the-power-of-healthtech-singapore-in-one-view/
– https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/health/

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WellteQ Talks: Mental Health with Medibio

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Have you ever thought about how technology might be able to help us with our mental wellbeing? Jennifer Solitario from Medibio discusses with Scott Montgomery in this new episode of WellteQ Talks.

To discuss how our digital wellness solution can benefit your workforce, contact the WellteQ team.

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5 Ways To Reduce Your Dementia Risk

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Here are some top tips written by our neuroscientist partner Savonix, experts in cognitive performance and creators of a mobile neurocognitive assessment and brain health platform.

There are many factors that determine whether or not you will experience severe cognitive decline. Dementia is a complex set of diseases not completely understood by physicians and scientists. Risk factors are variables that contribute to your likelihood of getting a disease. For example, smoking cigarettes is a well-known risk factor for lung cancer. If you quit smoking, you reduce your risk of developing this cancer. Because the human body is extremely complicated, there are lots of different risk factors that come from your genetics, your environment, and your behaviours.

It is estimated that nearly 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease will be diagnosed this year in the United States. Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.

While it may not be possible to reduce your risk to zero, by taking steps to improve and maintain your brain health, you can significantly lower your likelihood of developing dementia. Lowering your risk can either slow the progression of cognitive decline or help stave it off completely.

1. Lower Your High Blood Pressure

Your cardiovascular system is responsible for pumping blood (and with it, nutrients like oxygen and glucose) to all regions of your body.  Your brain relies heavily on your cardiovascular system for the nutrients it needs to function. Despite making up only 2% of your body weight, your brain requires 20% of your daily consumption of oxygen and calories. (1) Because of this close relationship, when your cardiovascular health declines so do your brain health.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, damages and weakens the walls of your arteries and veins. These weakened blood vessels are less efficient at circulating blood and are more likely to narrow, rupture, or leak. As fewer nutrients are able to reach your brain because of the reduced blood supply, brain cells can begin to deteriorate and die. (2)

Therefore, it is important to reduce high blood pressure until it falls until a healthy range, between 120 over 80 and 140 over 90 mmHg. There are several ways to alleviate hypertension both lifestyle-related and pharmaceutical. It is important to consult your physician to decide what regime is best for your health. Regular aerobic exercise like walking, jogging, or swimming for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 to 7 days a week, helps to regulate blood pressure levels. Additionally, stress can be a significant contributor to hypertension. If possible, develop strategies to either avoid stress or to manage it appropriately. (3)

2. Avoid Excessively Loud Noises to Protect Your Hearing

Hearing loss has a strong link to dementia. Mild hearing loss doubles your risk of dementia, and severe hearing loss increases your risk of dementia by 5 times. (4) As you age, pay attention to whether your hearing is worse than it used to be. Around one-third of people over the age of 65 have hearing problems. (5) Hearing loss can be caused by age, repeated exposure to loud noises (e.g. loud, sustained music at full volume), blockages in the ear (e.g. a buildup of ear wax), injury, or a combination of these factors.

When your hearing starts to decline, your brain has to work harder to interpret the muffled sounds. By diverting more energy to listening, your brain spends less energy-storing information into memory. People with hearing loss may also start to avoid social interactions due to the frustrations that come with the extra effort needed to have a conversation. (4)

Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia associated with hearing loss. (6) However, they are only helpful once your hearing has started to go. In the meantime, it is vital to protect your hearing. Follow manufacturer advice when it comes to Q-tips: don’t put them in your ear. Rather than help clean out ear wax, cotton swabs often push it further into the ear. Their use can lead to tears in the eardrum as well as excessive ear wax buildup which can cause hearing loss. (7) Additionally, avoid sustained exposure to loud noises, such as standing next to a speaker at a concert or listening to music full-blast with headphones. This cannot be emphasized enough. About half of impaired hearing cases in America are due to damage from exposure to loud noise. (8)

3. Quit Smoking

There are many reasons to quit smoking, and here’s one more: smoking increases your risk for dementia. A report from the World Health Organization estimates that smokers are 45% more likely to develop dementia compared to those who don’t smoke. (9)

Smoking negatively impacts your cardiovascular system. Consistent smoking narrows blood vessels in the heart and brain that increase your chances of strokes. Additionally, the toxins in cigarettes have been linked with harmful inflammation of brain cells. (9) Both of these factors contribute to cognitive decline.

It is never too late to quit. The sooner you stop smoking, the lower your risk for developing dementia. In fact, quitting smoking may even lower your risk of dementia down to the level of nonsmokers. (10) For both your loved ones’ health and your own, it is important to emphasize quitting smoking. Secondhand smoke increases the likelihood of developing dementia. Even if you have never smoked, living with a smoker increases your risk of cognitive decline by as much as 29%. (11)

4. Eat a Mediterranean Diet

Food can be a form of medicine. It gives us the energy and minerals we need to do our best throughout the day. The Mediterranean Diet has received a lot of attention from the medical community due to its positive impact on brain health. One study concluded that older adults who followed the Mediterranean diet had a 30-35% lower risk of memory impairment. (12)

The Mediterranean diet is mostly plant-based, with a focus on limiting saturated fat. This diet suggests a high intake of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, and unsaturated fatty acids such as olive oil and avocado. It also encourages a moderate intake of dairy, wine, and poultry, with a low intake of red meats and sweets.

Due to its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, this diet fights against the harmful oxidative processes that occur within the ageing brain. Oxidative damage is common in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The main components of the Mediterranean diet (fruits, vegetables, wine, olive oil) provide high levels of antioxidants that slow and even prevent this damage. (13)

5. Treat Your Depression

Depression and dementia have an interesting relationship. The two disorders have several symptoms that overlap: social withdrawal, apathy, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, impaired thinking, and problems with concentration.

A history of depression doubles the risk of dementia. (14) In addition to a history of dementia, the age of onset of depression influences dementia risk. Depression in midlife increases the risk of dementia by 19%, and depression in late life increases the risk by 72%. (15) People with depression who later developed Alzheimer’s disease were more likely to have motivational symptoms of depression than mood symptoms. (14) Motivational symptoms refer to the loss of interest in hobbies, impaired concentration, and lack of energy.

Therefore, seek treatment for depression. Continued long-term use of antidepressant treatment reduces the risk of dementia by 17%. (16) One study found that long-term use of the antidepressant class SSRIs delayed the onset of dementia by three years, providing precious years of cognitive health. (17) Furthermore, depressive symptoms tend to worsen in the decade prior to a dementia diagnosis. (18)  This means that it’s important to monitor both your cognitive health and your mental health over time.

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For a full list of the references, you can view the original article here on Savonix’s website.

Who Is Savonix?

Savonix delivers a fully mobile assessment of cognitive function available on Android and iOS for phone and tablet. Savonix Mobile is an accurate, accessible and affordable tool for professional cognitive screening. It empowers healthcare providers, payers and researchers to evaluate and leverage results to improve health and treatment outcomes.

Led by clinical neuro-psychologists, neuroscientists and IT leaders, Savonix sets the global standard on cognition and its relationship to risk, health outcomes and the development of innovative therapies. Savonix evidence-based tests are digitally validated versions of the gold standard cognition tests, many of which neuropsychologists have used effectively since the 1930s.

Savonix believes cognition is the fifth vital sign. We provide our customers with the data and the insight to improve outcomes and drive innovation.

To learn more about the WellteQ/Savonix partnership you can read the press release here.

To discuss how our digital wellness solution can benefit your workforce, contact the WellteQ team.

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WellteQ Introduces Tele-psychology In New Partnership With Mental Health Company Lysn

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WellteQ announces a partnership with Lysn, a mental health company whose technology offers personalised mental health coaching and consultations.

Highlights

  • Lysn offers over 500 psychologists on-demand capable of 11 languages with a global reach including triage, learning modules, workshops and presentations. 
  • The combined solution offers psychology with digital wellness and objective mental health screening to offer the most comprehensive mental health and wellbeing solution for enterprises across APAC.
  • The partnership will deploy immediately as a digital innovation to the Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and offers immediate consultation capability following risk detection.

Mental health has become a primary focus of large employers and insurers recently and WellteQ has responded by extending their capabilities to include objective screening and virtual consultation through partnerships. Incorporating counselling to specifically focus on mental health has been a strategic plan, and builds on the recently launched objective mental health screening capability.

New End-to-End Solution Helps Employers Get Ahead Of Risk

EAP utilization rates have traditionally lingered at 2-4%, whereas the corporate wellness industry average surges ahead at ~25%. By adding mental health screening and psychology to digital wellness capabilities, the WellteQ end-to-end solution extends the value chain of an HR investment. Leveraging WellteQ’s personalisation engine to triage employees earlier improves the current care model and helps employers get ahead of risk. 

By integrating Lysn’s virtual and face-to-face consultation capabilities into WellteQ’s digital wellness platform, WellteQ extends the use case and continuity of care.  Its suite of digital health assessment and wellbeing tools now extend past objective health risk assessment and preventative coaching into psychological consultation. This extended value proposition now strongly contends to disrupt the current Employee Assistance Program (EAP) market by offering broader value for higher workforce utilization and data-rich insights for more strategic workforce support compared to the status quo.


What Does This Mean For Employees?

For employers this collaboration offers an end-to-end solution from prevention programs and engagement to 1:1 consultation-based care, specific to mental health in the workplace:

  • New insights into employee mental wellbeing that can help with support programs such as return-to-work and more targeted workplace wellness interventions.
  • More accurate employee profiling allowing employees to get ahead of the risk before the situation becomes more serious and costly.
  • Safe and secure digital environment for employees ensures user anonymity as only aggregated information is reported back to the employer.

Dr Jonathan King, CEO and Founder of Lysn, said:

“Such an exciting partnership to announce with WellteQ, combining workplace physical data insights with Lysn’s wellbeing software and services provide a holistic wellbeing approach for employees and their workplaces.

Collaborating with WellteQ, we’ll provide better data-driven employee assistance programs. This will not only help employees but increase the return of investment for businesses. We make a really simple and transparent process for companies to see their return on investing in wellbeing. I am very excited to see how we can transform workplace health together.”

Scott Montgomery, CEO of WellteQ, said:

“Employers for a long time have been calling out for innovation to the incumbent EAP model. Due to its siloed and reactive nature, it was attracting underwhelming utilisation by waiting for employees to activate the solution rather than the solution activating the employee.

WellteQ now with our Lysn partnership can offer proactive wellness engagement via data-driven personalisation for employees, and when needed can seamlessly triage into private 1:1 coaching or consultations. Finally, we can link risk assessments, preventative wellness and specialist consults into one smartphone app. I’m incredibly excited by this partnership and the outcomes we’ll deliver in this next 12 months alone.”


About LYSN

Lysn is a mental health company, helping anyone find high-quality and tailored matching mental health support. Whether it’s by phone, online video call, or in person, Lysn provides help the way you want.

Lysn’s digital wellbeing platform provides a stepped care model for mental health support, allowing people to be escalated or de-escalated to the point of care that they require. This customization allows users to feel supported due to the personalization that Lysn brings for each user’s experience. 

Lysn’s platform is integrated across over 80+ GP clinics, and over 250+ psychology clinics. If you are looking for a personalized wellbeing platform, please contact Lysn.

For more information please contact stacey@wellteq.co

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WellteQ Talks: SDG#3 – Good Health and Wellbeing For All

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What are the sustainable development goals and what do they mean for the everyday worker around the globe? Dr Sandy Chong from UNAAWA discusses with Scott Montgomery on this latest episode of WellteQ Talks.

To discuss how our digital wellness solution can benefit your workforce, contact the WellteQ team.

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WellteQ Partners with Mental Health Tech Company Medibio

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APAC’s most progressive wellness engagement and analytics platform partners with pioneering mental health technology company Medibio (ASX: MEB) (OTCQB: MDBIF).

Highlights

  • WellteQ and Medibio will work together to implement a unique digital solution incorporating Medibio’s mental well-being assessment into Wellteq’s personalised and holistic wellness platform.
  • The initial geography will be specific to the rapidly growing APAC region.
  • WellteQ and Medibio will maintain ownership of all intellectual property in their respective platforms.

Under the partnership agreement, the parties will create an integrated solution by incorporating Medibio’s ilumenTM digital mental well-being assessment into WellteQ’s digital wellness platform. Medibio and WellteQ have identified that the integrated solution will offer a unique value proposition and enter into this partnership agreement to design, develop and implement a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Teams will begin work immediately on the integration in anticipation of the platform being available by the end of 2019.

The initial geography will be specific to the rapidly growing APAC Region with potential for additional geographical areas upon mutual agreement. Medibio and WellteQ will collaborate on all marketing and promotional activities to promote the integrated solution to prospective clients within this geography. Both parties will maintain Intellectual Property ownership in their respective platforms, including any modifications or improvements realized through the work of this partnership agreement.


What Does This Mean For Employees?

For employers this collaboration brings a new approach to employee mental wellness programs leveraged by technology:

  • An objective approach to mental health that looks at biometrics for early detection and screening of mental health conditions all from a mobile phone, linking physiological measures and mental health in sleeping patterns.
  • Meaningful outcomes integrated with ongoing programs to improve the quality of life for millions suffering from a mental wellbeing issue, from depression to stress.
  • Accelerated speed of diagnosis of mental illness to ensure the employee’s workload and role is correctly managed to minimise unplanned sick leave.

Scott Montgomery, CEO of WellteQ, said:

“It’s great to see the enthusiasm of both teams as we finalize this partnership agreement. Our current corporate client portfolio has expressed a strong need for more objective mental well-being to be integrated into a holistic data-driven health solution. This extensive capability is unique promising high growth potential, we are extremely excited to work with Medibio to bring mental well-being to employees and insurance policy holders across APAC.”

David B. Kaysen, Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of Medibio, said:

“We are excited to finalize this partnership agreement with WellteQ, a leader in employee health solutions. Both companies are in complete alignment on the significant need for a robust employee health solution that integrates mental well-being. This partnership is a big step forward in achieving our commercialisation objective to integrate ilumenTM into organisations with global distribution channels.”


Who Are Medibio?

Medibio (ASX: MEB) (OTCQB: MDBIF) is a health technology company pioneering the use of objective measures to aid in the early detection and screening of mental health conditions. Through their corporate health product, the company offers mental well-being solutions for businesses and are also developing products to serve the healthcare provider market.

The company was founded in Australia, with offices located in Melbourne (Vic) and U.S. offices in Minneapolis, MN. Medibio is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange Ltd and trades on the OTCQB Venture Market.

For more information please contact stacey@wellteq.co

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Case Study: Construction

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Read our latest findings from a market leading study conducted recently with a tier 1 construction and engineering firm.

Current Conditions

The construction industry is Australia’s second largest industry behind mining and one of the country’s largest employers, employing almost 1.2 million people. advances in technology and new construction software is not only making the industry more efficient and profitable but more productive, with an increase in output of approximately 2.8% YOY.

The construction industry grew by 9% YOY in total employed personnel (third quickest after Arts & Recreation (17.6%) and Energy and Waste (10.6%), which could reasonably explain the 10.3% reduction in the Public Administration and Safety sector, as HSQ roles move in-house to keep up with tightening legislation.

Risky Business

Despite this, the industry as a whole remains exposed to many risks, most of which are largely outside of its control. A skilled labour shortage, an ageing workforce and influx of inexperienced workers are all factors driving up costly accidents and injuries on construction sites. Fire risks increase as temperatures on work sites soar thanks to climate change. Unexpected and extreme weather patterns affect unattended job sites as materials spoil and leaking and frozen pipes cause water damage.

Figure 1: The Global Risks Landscape 2019 World Economic Forum 14th Edition


Extreme weather conditions, natural disasters and global failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation place in the top 3 spots in terms of likelihood in the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, and place in the top 5 for global impact. In fact, there’s been an increasing trend of environmental disasters rising to the top of the likelihood and impact tables over the last 10 year – this is something that can no longer be ignored by business owners, employers and people managers.

Building Foundations

In July 2018, WellteQ was engaged by tier 1 construction and engineering firm over a 6 month period to help run the digital elements of a combination wellness program that included initiatives like:

  • Initial health risk assessment & personal goal setting
  • Onsite educational talks relating to stress, active minutes, steps and sleep
  • 2 x 4-week WellteQ team challenges with weekly mini challenges
  • Mini on-site exercise and movement challenges
  • Post-program evaluation and results assessment

What worked well about this project was the focus on incorporating a variety of platforms to ensure employees were engaged and educated using a range of tools and teaching methods. Frequently new technologies are deployed into companies with high expectations, heralded as the next silver bullet to fix all problems.

However, looking into the company culture, adjusting pantry snacks to healthier alternatives, appointing cross-department wellness champions, utilising a mix of more traditional onsite health talks and incorporating exercise challenges in parallel with a digital engagement tool can bring longer lasting results that bring more value to the workforce.

Chart 1: Actions taken post -program for ongoing health & wellness improvement

Impressive Architecture

Overall, 77% of participants reported making longer-term changes to their health and wellbeing because of what they learnt during the program, of which improving nutrition and increasing exercise scored top of the list (Chart 1). Improvements in risk categories were found across physical, mental and social wellbeing (Figure 2), health habits and condition of the body (Table 1). This meant that that number of participants moving into lower risk categories increased, and the overall number of employees at risk reduced significantly in a wide range of health metrics.

The impressive breadth and consistency in results demonstrate that a combination of both digital and on-site platforms, individual and group activities and a benchmarking exercise at the start and end to measure improvements all help in encouraging and motivating participants to move the needle on their metrics.

Figure 2: Participants Self Reported Results

Cementing Results

Interestingly enough, this isn’t where the benefits of workplace wellbeing programs stop. When asked what they liked most about the program, responses included comments about feeling more connected to co-workers, improvements in team morale and the thoughtfulness and effort put in from the employer. Participants were more likely to recommend their employer to a friend or family member and were less stressed overall at work.

Table 1: Post Program Health Assessment Results – increases and decreases in each risk category

Polished Finish

Post-challenge analysis was carried out on the group data to find correlations with meteorological data, namely heat-induced stress on site. The study showed that the higher the BMI, the higher the stress* levels and the stronger the impact of higher temperatures on site. Clearly, having a healthy BMI can reduce heat-induced stress (Chart 2) which could be linked to a reduction in workplace-related accidents and an increase in overall site productivity.

Having access to verified data-driven insights like these have a positive influence on how HSQ heads assign budgets and create workplace programs for impactful future initiatives, which ultimately will save lives while driving healthier habits outside of the workplace.

What are you looking at for next year’s programs?

What can your industry learn from construction?

How have wellbeing programs worked for you?

You can download a free PDF version of the case study here:

* Stress measured through Garmin’s Stress Score which is based on heart rate variability (the difference between heartbeats)

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WellteQ Forms Official Partnership with Telemedicine Platform Doctor Anywhere

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APAC’s leading wellness engagement and analytics platform partners with Singapore-based telemedicine platform.

Doctor Anywhere Now Any Time

WellteQ is pleased to announce a partnership with telemedicine provider, Dr Anywhere, whose 24/7 virtual consultation rooms allow patients to call in from anywhere for a GP appointment, receive an e-medical certificate that can be sent directly to the employer, and have prescribed medication delivered to their home or office within two hours.


A quick how-to of the Doctor Anywhere app

The Brain Gets Sick Before The Body

The inclusion of telehealth services into WellteQ’s digital wellness platform closes the circle of a user’s health journey from point of prevention to point of care. As an additional benefit, all users will gain access to a health and wellness marketplace, an e-commerce platform offering a range of fitness, beauty and wellbeing products including TCM, personal training sessions, health foods, supplements and dental packages.

The APAC telehealth market which includes telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and mobile health solutions, is estimated to reach $1.79 billion in 2020 from $1.02 billion in 2015 according to a study by Frost and Sullivan.


What Does This Mean For Employees?

For employers this collaboration brings a new approach to employee wellness programs leveraged by technology:

  • Reduces the need to visit a clinic when feeling unwell to ensure a quick recovery.
  • Doctor verified sick leave and e-medical certificates which improves accuracy and efficiency in providing evidence for medical claims for HR professionals.
  • Improves employee value proposition by offering integrated employee wellness program that includes point of care.

Scott Montgomery, CEO of WellteQ, said:

“We’ve been excited to see the rise in popularity of telemedicine services over the last 5 years. It’s an area of mHealth that is seeing an increased number of players and breadth of service. What impressed us most about the Doctor Anywhere was the quick response times (usually less than 10 seconds) and their value-added marketplace that includes a diverse set of partners and unique services like at-home vaccinations.

I predict we’re going to see a continued growth in the use of digital health services across APAC, particularly as we see more insurance companies investing into value-added services for group health premiums to remain competitive. These services now going digital now allows us to bring healthcare to the individual, rather than the individual to healthcare. It’s a huge accelerator to earlier detection and intervention.”


Who Are Doctor Anywhere?

Dr Anywhere is a healthtech company founded to improve healthcare delivery through innovation and technology. Our digital platform gives you quick access to health and wellness solutions, wherever you are.

With technology, better health outcomes are more achievable than ever before. We are dedicated to making healthcare simple, convenient and accessible, and are constantly tailoring our healthcare services to suit your lifestyle needs.

For more information please contact stacey@wellteq.co

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WellteQ Partners With Brain Health Platform, Savonix

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APAC’s leading wellness engagement and analytics platform partners with cognitive assessment and monitoring technology.

Pushing Frontiers in Mental Wellbeing

WellteQ is proud to announce a partnership with neuropsychology innovator Savonix, whose cognitive assessment tests digitally assess brain health from your smartphone or tablet. The tests are digital versions of a series of globally accepted gold standard neuroscience tests, most of which have been in broad clinical and research use since the early 20th century.


Demonstrating the Savonix app

The Brain Gets Sick Before The Body

By integrating Savonix’s assessment capabilities into WellteQ’s digital wellness platform, WellteQ furthers its suite of digital health assessment and wellbeing tools offering a broader and deeper service for its corporate clients The  Savonix brain health data offers unique insights into risk factors for lifestyle-related conditions such as dementia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes – and of particular importance within the workplace is stress and fatigue.

WellteQ’s dynamic user reports provide extensive knowledge of isolated mental and physical health elements, and also the relationship between body and mind that has previously thought to be immeasurable.


What Does This Mean For Employees?

For employers this collaboration brings a new approach to employee wellness programs leveraged by technology:

  • New insights into employee stress and fatigue that can help with shift rostering, workforce planning and more targeted workplace wellness interventions.
  • More accurate risk profiling for reduced incidents at work leading to reduced sick leave and medical claims.
  • A new suite of executive performance programs specifically designed to coach senior leaders to peak performance avoiding burnout

Scott Montgomery, CEO of WellteQ, said:

“We’re thrilled to be announcing this partnership with such an innovative leader in the niche field of neuropsychology. The expansion of WellteQ’s capabilities thanks to the cognitive performance data provided by Savonix is quite unique as we close the loop between body, brain and mind.

What I’m most excited about is the new suite of executive performance programs. Senior leaders are typically overlooked when it comes to ongoing training and support as it’s widely believed these employees are at the top of their game. However these overachievers are also overexposed to stress, fatigue and corporate burnout. These high-pressure, high-visibility roles require a modern understanding of one’s resilience to stress and capability to manage fatigue while still performing at peak level. Having identified this as an under-represented population in any business, we’ve designed a set of premium wellbeing solutions, now incorporating Savonix’s capabilities alongside blood pathology, body imagery and health coaching (tele-medicine), that are aimed specifically at tackling these problems.”


Who Are Savonix?

Savonix delivers a fully mobile assessment of cognitive function available on Android and iOS for phone and tablet. Savonix Mobile is an accurate, accessible and affordable tool for professional cognitive screening. It empowers healthcare providers, payers and researchers to evaluate and leverage results to improve health and treatment outcomes.

Led by clinical neuro-psychologists, neuroscientists and IT leaders, Savonix sets the global standard on cognition and its relationship to risk, health outcomes and the development of innovative therapies. Savonix evidence-based tests are digitally validated versions of the gold standard cognition tests, many of which neuropsychologists have used effectively since the 1930s.

Savonix believes cognition is the fifth vital sign. We provide our customers the data and the insight to improve outcomes and drive innovation.

For more information please contact stacey@wellteq.co

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