The Corporate Health Summit (CHS) was started with the aim of creating a forum to bring together voices of various stakeholders on the health and wellness theme in organizations. CHS 2019 kicked off with representation from all parts of the health and wellness pie- HR representatives/ decision makers, insurance, service providers /TPAs
Keeping in mind issues that are immediately relevant to the stakeholders, this year’s CHS panel discussions kick started with a theme that resonates with all of us – “Technology based wellness programs for the workforce: How do you use tech to get workforces fitter? How do you see it evolving?” What are the technology imperatives to help people design and implement wellness programs?
I had the honour of moderating this panel. The panel was well drawn and comprised of people who work at the cusp of both technology and health and wellness. We had :
I started with asking the question of “what outcomes do we look for with the use of technology and what are the challenges that we seek to overcome”. The answers from panelists ranged from
We took a slightly different approach for this panel where we chose to ask questions and address concerns from the audience upfront. They broadly fell into the above three. In addition, we addressed questions on
The key takeaways:
In short, technology cannot be a silver bullet to solve health and wellness plans. Organizations will still need to think about and invest in planning and executing health and wellness programs. The service layer is critical to deliver a consistent employee experience. Here’s to moving towards a healthy and happy workforce!
Author credits: Suman Joshi, Process and Quality at The Fuller Life. Moderator of the Tech + Wellness Panel at Corporate Health Summit 2019
Suman currently anchors performance, process
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