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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Technology as a Part of Your Employee Health Benefits

Kayla Reynolds, MS

In-person support groups, telephonic coaching, and step or weight loss challenges have all been utilized to some extent by employers to improve employee health. However, more and more employers are turning to technology to meet the needs of their employees. We’ve compiled the top 5 reasons you should consider technology as a part of your employee health benefits.

Data, data, data

One of the greatest powers of technology is the ability to store and process large amounts of data. From tracking weight to blood glucose to blood pressure and more, technology allows for employees to collect and analyze meaningful data and observe trends over time — all in one place!

It’s scalable

Technology can take meaningful human interactions and scale them.Technology-based solutions enable human coaches to implement personalized interventions at scale and reach hundreds or thousands of employees seamlessly.

It’s convenient

Traditional health programs usually require individuals attend weekly support group sessions, visit a nutritionist, sit by the phone to wait for a monthly coach call, or all of the above. Let’s face it, in today’s day and age, this just doesn’t suit anyone’s lifestyle! Technology is convenient because it goes wherever you go and everything is in one place!

It’s personal

Another great power of technology is that it can be tailored to meet the needs. Mobile platforms like Noom offer a number of programs targeting pre-chronic and chronic conditions on a single platform, and can be tailored to meet any individual where they are in their journey to better health.

It’s there when you need it

There’s no waiting until the next coaching phone call in three weeks. Mobile programs go where you go and can answer questions or concerns at any time making health more accessible. Feedback on choices that relate to your health is in real-time, which helps facilitate behavior change and improve health outcomes sooner.

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