How To Create Workplace Health & Wellness Strategies For Effective Leadership

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Written in collaboration with Dr. Stella Muloongo

In light of the recent outbreak of a coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, now officially known as COVID-19, we’ve collaborated with Stella Muloongo, a medical doctor who graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai, China to share insights on how medical pandemics can be innovatively managed through effective workplace wellness strategies. With medical experience spanning various countries, Stella has spent most of her time in China, mainly at Zhongshan Hospital and Huashan Hospital, in addition to rotations in Sydney, Auckland and Johannesburg.

The Situation

The novel coronavirus is a new health challenge for our time. As a physician, Dr Muloongo understands the price paid on the frontlines of the healthcare battlefield. Former colleagues at the epicentre of COVID-19 in Wuhan and many more in her former city, Shanghai are fighting so that those infected with COVID-19 have the best chance of recovery. While there are still deaths on both sides and reports flood in about the spread of the virus across EMEA and the USA, there is hope in recent news of the decrease in new cases within Asia and increased patient recoveries starting to outpace new cases.

Lessons have been learnt from COVID-19’s genetic cousins SARS and MERS, and in such crises, we’ve learnt that decisive action early on is our best defence. As we continue to learn from each case of medical pandemics, steps in containment and treatment usually require great sacrifice and a unified front from the scientific community, governments and the general population.

The Background

There are hundreds of coronaviruses but only seven are known to cause humans illness, of which only three have been known to cause serious harm; SARS (2002), MERS (2012) and now COVID-19 (2019). Our history of fighting these strains of the virus has generated mass amounts of data and resources. However, due to the infrequent nature of these threats, frontline healthcare workers usually have to sift through outdated materials, learning as they go, changing and adapting to on-the-spot information as each strain’s unique identifiers are discovered and eventually treated. Despite knowing the importance of sharing information freely amongst the world’s health communities, statistics, successes and failures are manipulated on the global publicity stage to better reflect a country’s response, approach and effectiveness.

The Future

So how useful is a country’s public response in creating the necessary results in public health, primary care and preventive education? What kind of workplace wellness strategies can support governmental efforts in containing the spread of a virus? How can public service announcements effectively help combat the fear that an outbreak causes?

Dr Muloongo believes the answers at the core of all these questions lies in science, technology and the digital transformation of the healthcare system; in actionable knowledge and education that are made accessible to all. She asks, “can technology, care-based approaches and preventive measures be combined to form a healthcare system of the future so that the news is no longer the source of our healthcare education in a crisis?”

New problems require new solutions, and amid the current COVID-19 outbreak we reflect on the world’s response to the most recent fight for the healthcare of tomorrow.

What has worked well in China

  • Insurers have created mini-sites on COVID-19 for their policyholders, with links to information and appropriate healthcare facilities to contact for health checks.
  • Corporate businesses are investing in telemedicine providers, generating the largest-scale adoption and integration of telemedicine technology since its inception. This is particularly prevalent in the healthcare industry, an industry renowned for being overly traditional, process-heavy and slow to digitally transform. Newly-built hospitals in Wuhan, like Huoshenshan Mountain Hospital (note of which was constructed in only ten days), telemedicine is playing a major part in patient monitoring in isolation wards, as in other Wuhan hospitals, progressing China rapidly towards a value-based healthcare system.
  • The government used popular social media platforms AliPay and WeChat with a green, yellow and red traffic-light system on people’s mobile phones helping officials determine if the user should be allowed past guards at checkpoints.

What has worked well in Singapore

  • Singapore’s Ministry Of Health website has the most up-to-date, concise and relevant information available to the population on COVID-19. The real-time, accurate resources and intuitive site design has even garnered praise from the WHO. Publishing geographic clusters where increased numbers of infections occur, and baseline details on confirmed cases, this educational tool allows the general public to avoid higher risk areas around the island and encourages the sharing of information on affected cases of COVID-19. By empowering the average person and dispelling fears of the medical situation, the population responds effectively, containing and reducing infection. What is happening in Singapore is an example of value-based preventive healthcare in action.
  • DBS, Singapore’s largest bank is offering all their customers and their immediate family complimentary COVID-19 relief insurance coverage to further cushion affected patients’ expenses. The COVID-19 Hospital Cash policy is a 30-day free coverage that provides a daily cash benefit for hospital confinement and a lump sum payout for ICU confinement in relation to the virus. It also provides worldwide coverage for policyholders who must travel during this period.
  • In order to uncover COVID-19 infections that may have otherwise evaded detection, Singapore’s health authorities decided early on to test all influenza-like and pneumonia cases, implementing a rigorous detection and quarantine schedule free of charge for all its citizens. The government also offers SGD100 per day for self-employed citizens in quarantine, and prevents corporate employers from subtracting quarantine days from an employees holiday leave. Singapore still maintains zero deaths from COVID-19, despite being the first country with the second most infections outside of China in the initial stages of the outbreak.

What has worked well across Asia

  • Several new medical training courses on COVID-19, such as a recent one by MDBriefcase, are now available for medical professionals. These courses are a good start for basic knowledge on the virus itself and sharing of new treatment information including new medications and vaccinations as and when they become available.
  • By February 1st, aggressive travel restrictions early on in countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore contravened WHO’s initial insistence that travel bans were not necessary. The precautions came at a significant economic cost to these international hubs, which all rely on mainland China as their biggest trading partner and source of tourists. Looking retrospectively just 6 weeks later these countries’ low reported cases prove that decisive action early on wins.
  • Following SARS in 2003, Taiwan established a central command center for epidemics. By Jan. 20, it was coordinating the government’s response to the coronavirus. It quickly compiled a list of 124 “action items,” including border controls, school and work policies, public communication plans and resource assessments of hospitals, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Taiwan, just 81 miles from mainland China, was expected to have among the highest number of imported cases, but it has now tallied just 50 cases—fewer than Slovenia.

Lessons from the healthcare industry

  • Further improvements have been made in the field regarding nosocomial mismanagement, addressing the large scale infection of healthcare workers, although there is still a way to go.
  • Measures have been taken to change the way COVID-19 is diagnosed including the necessary time gap required before positive results are given. Improvements in clinical diagnostic criteria has led to better management of patients with pneumonia symptoms and are treated as potential COVID-19 cases until cleared.
  • Public health is about collaboration; only in unity can things progress forward. Public health efforts in China meant the sharing of COVID-19’s DNA structure with the world allowing rapid research into medications, vaccines and the creation of test kits.
  • Continued development of medical and public health courses including the latest data and research to support current treatment protocols, quickest diagnostic methods and the most effective vaccinations and medications to prescribe, creating a dynamic learning environment.

Implications for businesses

A recent executive study by McKinsey & Company “COVID-19: Implications for business” (authored by Matt Craven, Linda Liu, Mihir Mysore, and Matt Wilson) looks at the growing impact of COVID-19 on the global economy. Providing business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies, Table 1 outlines three possible economic situations.

Protecting your employees

Looking specifically at a short-term contingency plan to manage an outbreak like COVID-19, senior business leaders should look to:

  • Follow the most stringent guidelines from leading global healthcare organisations such as WHO, CDC and local health authorities.
  • Communicate frequently with your employees and through the right channels, making sure employees that are affected directly receive more targeted support.
  • Benchmark your efforts with others in your industry for example; limiting non-essential travel, ensuring a work from home rotation schedule to reduce the number of employees at one site.
  • Support your CEO with setting up a cross-functional response team of senior leaders that guarantees decisive action and a stable line of communication to reduce workforce anxiety.
  • Consider scenarios of 30, 90, 180 and 365 days and model out workforce management plans.

Develop a 4E’s workplace wellness strategy

Once short-term business continuity planning is complete, next look at a more robust workplace wellness strategy that can weather all manner of workforce crises:

Evaluate

– Evaluate your current situation including previously run employee programs, employee net promoter scores, budgets, current initiatives and leadership buy-in. Look at the current employee handbook on flexible and remote working practices, on-site protocols and office-based policies. Ideally, interview a range of employees and ask the tough questions about how they feel about their current work environment and working options.

Employ

– Whether this be investing in a new technology, the creation of a wellness committee, setting up a mini-site in the employees’ portal or the identification of wellness champions, look to create a culture of wellness through each and every employee. New digital platforms offer value to all staff, and encourage the use of innovation to find workarounds that may create longer-term efficiencies in the way the company runs. Be sure to align everyone’s vision on what a healthy workplace looks like, and correlate that with the data you’ve collected in your evaluation stage.

Engage

– The key to engaging employees is consistency; whether that be in frequency and tone of communications, resources provided, new technologies you invest in or who you target first, creating sustained behavioural change stems from healthy habits from the core of your wellness strategy. Remember that one size doesn’t fit all and a culture of mass personalisation will ensure your workforce feel the company has provided a range of solutions that suit them.

Expand

– After the first 30, 60, 90 and 180 days, evaluate, adjust and start to expand across the organisation. This could be to regional offices that weren’t previously included, or centralised global headquarters. The importance of this stage is to ensure lessons have been learnt from previous situations and the company is better prepared for what might come next by rolling out the strategy into every area of the company culture. This means collaboration from all departments to ensure everyone is pulling together for success.

In Conclusion

The modern challenges that HR business leaders face provide a volatile, unpredictable new work environment that needs to be expertly navigated to ensure human capital strategies support public health and local government efforts. The global workforce needs to be given flexible, practical and relevant measures to follow to maintain corporate productivity while also protecting employees’ health and wellbeing. If you want more information or would like to talk to one of our consultants you can contact us here.

References

– Current studies on key risk factors of COVID-19: Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51540981

– MOH Singapore COVID-19: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19 (Current updates) https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/past-updates (Past updates)

– ARV use treating COVID-19: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-01-26/Beijing-confirms-use-of-anti-HIV-drugs-to-treat-novel-coronavirus-NyWfDcmeZi/index.html

– https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/health/coronavirus-treatments.html

– Cured COVID-19 patient plasma for treating severe cases of COVID19: Coronavirus Outbreak: Plasma from recovered patients used as treatment https://news.cgtn.com/news/77416a4e354d4464776c6d636a4e6e62684a4856/index.html

– https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/coronavirus-china-asks-recovered-patients-to-donate-blood-for-plasma-treatment

– Previously used for H1N5 (swine flu) &H1N1 (bird flu) as well as in SARS https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15616839

– MDbriefcase COVID-19 course: https://www.mdbriefcase.net/resources/coronavirus/content/index.html#/

– https://www.mdbriefcase.com/course/a-canadian-healthcare-providers-guide-to-the-novel-coron

– https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronaviruses

– https://time.com/5802293/coronavirus-covid19-singapore-hong-kong-taiwan/

– https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/20200312-sitrep-52-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=e2bfc9c0_2 facts true as of 12 March 2020

– https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/risk/our-insights/covid-19-implications-for-business

– https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

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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 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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Toll Logistics Wellness Program Launches

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After months in the making, the personalised wellness program has launched, in time with a newly published corporate video that highlights the data-rich environment the joint platform creates for employers

New Video Supports Launch

WellteQ is pleased to update on the April launch of the Toll Logistics application and the newly produced wellness partner video in readiness for a joint marketing push into the 47-billion-dollar global corporate wellness market with MyFiziq.

New video shows the future of AI-driven wellness

Wide-reach Over The Next Year

The platform will be launched on an initial 2,400 employees in April whilst building out the usage to the remaining 18,000 employees over the following 12 months. The newly launched video demonstrates the logistics use case and advanced analytics with the combined WellteQ / MyFiziq solution. The video is set to articulate the data-rich environment created when these two applications are brought together.

With the completion of the wellness integration and video, WellteQ has commenced marketing to its existing corporate clientele with both Australian multinationals and global Fortune 500 companies including but not limited to Bupa, Prudential, Telstra, Credit Suisse and SCOR to name a few.

Vlado Bosanac, Chief Executive Officer of MyFiziq, said:

“The video is a great tool to have when assisting new potential partners in understanding how we can enrich their data and workplace engagement. Our team worked closely with WellteQ in developing this footage to make sure it was on point and explained the capabilities of the combined offering.”

Scott Montgomery, CEO of WellteQ, said:

“Offering such an advanced, and comprehensive solution can sometimes come across as overly complex when it’s not. WellteQ’s extensive capabilities fall into this category especially in emerging markets. This new video simply showcases the user experience and is helping people, partners and prospects to more simply understand the power of what we do inside two minutes. A powerful tool to help close our growing pipeline”

Being able to very accurately assess and monitor changes in body measurement with MyFiziq, then correlate this data with stress, sleep, activity and environmental data from WellteQ enables us to identify health, risk and performance causal factors. This is the only capability of its kind in the world creating a powerful USP for our customers.”

For more information please contact stacey@wellteq.co

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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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Lockton Adds WellteQ to Available Client Services

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Lockton and WellteQ have inked an agreement that enables the broker to offer holistic benefits and a wellness solution to their clients. Lockton, a global professional services firm with 7,000 associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations, now includes WellteQ’s market-leading corporate wellness solution amongst it’s suite of products and services that it offers to their clients.

Reseller Partnership Dramatically Increases Distribution

Lockton is a privately owned tier 2 insurance brokerage firm with a client retention rate of 96%. With 14 direct offices and a further 9 partner offices across APAC, Lockton is well placed to provide an extended range of solutions in the brokerage industry projected to be worth $54.8 billion by 2021.

Scott Montgomery, CEO of WellteQ, said:

“WellteQ are thrilled to be included amongst a prestigious list of healthtech peers and best-in-class wellbeing solution providers. To be working so closely with an insurance broker leader such as Lockton provides a great opportunity for us and we’re looking forward to working closely with the talented Lockton team.”


Who Are Lockton?

More than 7,000 professionals at Lockton provide 50,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. For seven consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a “Best Place to Work in Insurance.”

For more information please contact stacey@wellteq.co

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WellteQ Awarded Top 10 Data Analytics Solution Provider!

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Top 10 Data Analytics Solution Providers Badge

WellteQ recognised as one of the best data analytics solution providers in APAC!


Breaking into the Top 10

WellteQ has been recognised in the Top 10 APAC Data Analytics Solution Providers 2018 “for exhibiting excellence in delivering data analytics solutions”.

The awards, by CIO Advisor, recognise a vendor’s ability to build solutions and services that can efficiently account for advanced and effective data analytics offerings.

Rise of the Data Scientists

Data is the buzz word of 2018, with the Forrester Report predicting a huge year for data analytics. One interesting prediction was that 80% of firms will rely on insights-as-a-service providers for their analytics capabilities.

Companies are increasingly looking for innovative ways to adopt emerging analytics trends in order to enhance the web experience in day-to-day lives. Consequently, they are outsourcing their analytics needs to data-driven companies.

Furthermore, the imminent arrival of GDPR in the EU will offer new prospects for data scientists to explore.

Data Analytics at Work

In employee wellness, WellteQ leads the charge with its ability to analyse 350-500 data points per day per user. These high-fidelity data sets allow us to give organisations in-depth (but anonymised) insights on wellness, risk and business efficiencies.

We have also developed a 4-D Analytics approach using four dimensions of baseline, behavioural, environmental and body composition data. As a result, we are able to increase employee engagement by as much as 40%.

Empowering HR 

It’s great to see our efforts rewarded by breaking into the Top 10 Data Analytics Solutions Providers 2018, you can read the full story here. WellteQ will continue providing cutting-edge analytics solutions to transform employee wellness in the workplace.

“We are going through an awakening as the Human Resource (HR) department has been a guardian of its employees whereas we are empowering the HR function to be a strategic contributor of the company at Board level, with data-driven ROI as the universal language. We achieve this by understanding the risk pockets and scope for greater productivity within a business through health data analytics.” – Scott Montomery, CEO WellteQ

If you’re interested in using data analytics to optimise your business outcomes, contact WellteQ.

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