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There’s no denying the many benefits of technology in the workplace. With the right tech stack on your side, it’s much easier to maintain efficiency and productivity, further boosting your business’s bottom line.
While it may not be something you’ve considered to date, you can use technology to keep your employees healthy. Not only does that help protect them, but it also allows everyone to work at their peak performance.
As the world continues to fight through the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several things employers must do to help keep their employees happy and healthy. And one of the most important is to implement technology as applicable.
This leads to the million-dollar question: What’s the best way to use technology to keep employees healthy, and how can you put them to use in your workplace?
There’s no simple answer to this question, as it depends largely on your company, employees, risks, and other factors. However, here are some ideas that you should start with.
With each passing day, you’ll come across more companies who are using an app to track employees with COVID-19 symptoms and ensure that they’re not putting anyone else at risk.
For example, if your employees are back in the office, you could send them a text message every day to ask if they have any COVID-19 related symptoms. If they do, you can immediately tell them to stay home (before they put others at risk). You can then notify anyone the employee has been in close contact with.
There may come a day when COVID-19 is nothing more than a bad memory, but even then it’s likely that you’ll still have some tracking and managing to do. If you don’t have the right technology on your side, there’s a greater chance that something bad will happen — and that’s not a risk you want to take.
When choosing a health insurance provider, consider the type of coverage they offer in regards to virtual care. This allows your employees to seek care, without ever leaving home. It saves them time, while also minimizing the amount of time they spend away from work.
From there, if the doctor suggests a test — such as a trichomoniasis test or COVID-19 test — they can help you schedule an appointment at a local provider. Virtual health may not be the answer to every medical problem, but there are times when it makes much more sense than visiting a provider in person.
A higher degree of patient engagement has resulted in the ability to provide personalized treatment. So, instead of everyone getting treated in a similar manner, providers can treat employees based on their unique circumstances.
Are your employees stressed? Do they often share concerns about their diet and overall health and well-being?
Wearable devices are changing the game. Not only does this give your employees better insight into their health, but it can also be used to engage with medical professionals.
For instance, a wearable device may show you that you’re not getting enough sleep or exercise. You can then change your ways, all while keeping your medical team current.
Just the same as an in-person health fair, you can schedule a virtual event during which employees can learn more about their health, set up testing, and receive advice from qualified medical professionals.
Also, with a virtual health fair, your employees never have to leave home or their office. So, once again, it works out in regards to productivity.
These are just a few of the many ways that technology can help keep employees healthy. When you implement one or more of these at your company, it won’t be long before you realize that your employees are feeling better both mentally and physically.
Technology isn’t the answer to every medical-related question, but it has come a long way over the years.
If you’re seeking a better way to keep your employees healthy, look into all of the technology that’s available to you.
Do you have any experience with one of the types of the many technologies detailed above? Was it a positive or negative experience?