Role of Technology in Creating Better Wellness Program

We live in the digital era and in this digital era, technology is evolving every other day. Also, technology has been playing a vital role in this ongoing pandemic. It has made our work easier and helped employees to work remotely. However, the pandemic has changed the way employees used to take wellness programs. Moving forward, let’s see how technology can help in creating better wellness programs for employees.

Read more

Personalised health plans that fit your organization's requirements & dedicated experts to help you choose.

No medical test required
Covers treatment towards illness and accident
Covid-19 cover

App & Website

24X7 Support

Customised Plans

15+ Insurers

Account Manager

Speedy Claims

*Premium starting from ₹110/Employee/Month for ₹1 Lac Sum Insured covering Health & Wellness Needs (excluding GST)
#Premium may vary on the basis of coverage type & add-ons
**All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply

₹1 lakh cover @ just ₹110/employee*

Select No. of Employees in your organisation

By clicking on "" you agree to our
Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and also provide us a formal mandate to represent you to the insurer and communicate to you the grant of a cover.
Get Updates on WhatsApp

Organization we are trusted by

axisbank
byjus
swiggy
lenskart
cars24
yatra
delhivery
1mg
spinny
care
exidelife
g
max
delhidutyfree
pnb
canarahsbc
orange
universalsompo
colliers
celebi

Evolution of Wellness Programs

A wellness program is not a new concept as it has been around since the 1900s when organizations used to set up fitness centers and smoking cessation programs. But as technology is evolving day by day and the medium of conducting wellness programs has also changed.

Evolution of Wellness Programs

As per a survey conducted about the American organization, 55% of the small companies in America provide wellness programs whereas, in big organizations with more than 200 employees, around 88% of the companies offer wellness programs that includes thorough health screening.

For Better Wellness Communication

Communication has never been easier than it is now. With the help of technology, anybody can contact anyone at any point in time. Talking about the wellness program, it is believed that the communication gap between the employer and employees has been a key factor as to why employers are not able to provide a good wellness program. 

Group Business

This is where technology can play a crucial role and help employers to connect with their employees easily. Employers should take some time to get feedback from the employees as to which communication tool they use constantly and then use that medium to connect with their employees.

Collection of Employee's Data

To offer a suitable wellness program, employers have to collect the employee data such as their health-related problems, toxication habits, lifestyle, etc. Now, with the help of technology, employers can collect their employee’s data online on a web portal by asking them to access it using their official credentials.

Confidentiality Software Security

Also, it is important to keep that data anonymous to make employees believe that they can trust the organization with their personal information. It is because in case the data of any of the employees gets out in the public then it can hamper their image as other people would start looking at them differently. Hence make sure that their data is safe and secure.

Keeping A Track

In order to offer a suitable wellness program, employers have to keep a track of their employees health whether it is getting better or deteriorating. Employers can track wellness in a couple of ways.

One is by using a wellness portal which is an excellent option as it will provide some control to the employees to update their wellness activity. Portals also integrate with reporting tools so that the management can keep a check on how the wellness program is going on in the organization.

Keeping A Track

Another way to keep track is by using the functionality tablets offer to wellness program events. Whether you use the data recording at the biometric screening, health fair tablet check-in or any other way tablet is used by the employees. Tablets can be great at tracking wellness programs.

It does not matter how you track wellness, technology offers the kind of accuracy that the employees can not provide. The lesser number of people that have to keep a track of health data the better it will be.

Use of Technology in Wellness Encouragement

One of the trendiest and smartest techs in the market is wearable fitness tracking devices such as smartwatches. People who wear these watches are more likely to take their health seriously and keep themselves on track to achieve their fitness goals.

Technology in Wellness Encouragement

Since providing wearables to the employees can be motivating yet expensive for the organization, the HR group of the organization can send emails to remind employees to get up and take a walk every now and then or send a healthy recipe that they can use to cook and eat. So make sure to reach out to your employees for their feedback and try to know how encouraged and empowered they feel after becoming a part of a wellness program.

Conclusion

As I stated at the start of this article, we live in a digital era and employers have all the tools necessary to offer the wellness program in the best way possible. Now it is up to the employers how they can utilize technology and these tools to give their employees the best experience possible.

Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 15 June 2022
Couldn't find the right plan?
Let's navigate the complex world of insurance together. It's actually quite simple!

Customizable plans from top insurers

starting @ ₹110/employee*

View Quotes

Group Health insurance articles

Recent Articles
Popular Articles
Ways to Measure the Impact of an Employee Wellness Program

01 Dec 2022

Amid soaring medical inflation and healthcare expenses
Read more
Section 37(1) of the Income Tax Act Employer-Employee Insurance

29 Nov 2022

Employee welfare is one of the prime responsibilities of an
Read more
Challenges in Providing Group Health Plan for Employees

29 Nov 2022

With the rapidly changing work environment and needs of the
Read more
Group Health Insurance for Manufacturing Industry

23 Nov 2022

Group health insurance for manufacturing industry covers medical
Read more
Defining Room Rent & ICU limits In Group Health Insurance

07 Nov 2022

When buying a group health insurance policy, apart from the sum
Read more
What Is GIPSA & How Does It Work?
GIPSA stands for General Insurance Public Sector Association.It is a group of four General insurance companies.
Read more
Aspects Related To Termination Of An Employee In India
Every sector in India went through a bad phase after the impact of the Corona Pandemic. Be it the employers or the
Read more
What is Corporate Buffer in Group Health Insurance?
Group health insurance for employees is one of the most common and favored types of benefits offered by the
Read more
Bank-Offered Group Health Insurance Policy: Explained!
Adequate health insurance forms an important component in a sound and practical personal financial plan. Its
Read more
How You Can Benefit from Group Insurance as an Employer?
Keeping employees motivated and productive is easier when you make them feel secure. A group health insurance
Read more