Anjan Pathak, Co-Founder & CTO, Vantage Circle, 0
In the passing years, AI has transformed lives and workplace wellness through its amplifying abilities. By stepping into the 21st century, you can see and feel the colossal changes or the impact of healthcare technology that reassures humankind. However, it has made lives more manageable.
While other means of healthcare coverage becomes sometime time consuming and difficult. Companies are trying to fulfill the demands of high end health tech solutions for employees that seem to be more passion driven resulting with more immediate solutions.
Today, workplaces trust AI health tech for simple solutions to more complex problems related to any employee's physical or mental health issue. Technology indeed, ensures successful treatment and increases motivation that bends an employee's career. However, guaranteeing a positive work culture.
Impact of Health Tech AI on Employee Wellness
The advent of healthcare technology brought a new era of corporate wellness. The modern workforce tends to rely more on technology for hassle free healthcare solutions than physically visiting doctors or waiting for appointments in long queues. Health tech AI has opened the door to boundless opportunities for workplace wellness. With the reportedly increasing number of employee's psychological health like stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, or any such events causing behavioral health tensions, technology provides a discretionary platform where they can share their thoughts or initiate conversations.
AI ensures employee's comfort to initiate conversations that are considered stigma with prompt responses. For those suffering from job stress or experiencing uneasiness with themselves and want to share disrupting thoughts, AI quickly perceives those expressions or emotions and responds accordingly. Revolutionary AI chatbots have boosted and improved the accuracy of symptom detection along with identification, preventive measures, post recovery care, and feedback procedures for everyone. At the same time, you can ingrain it into your existing company benefits like the Employee Assistance Program or CBT counseling, customized by geography or employee cohort.
Healthtech services for employees are not just limited to telehealth, fitness tracker or pedometers. AI provides spiritual solutions for those seeking it for instance like mindfulness meditation, sound healing therapy or yoga.
Behavioral health issues like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, generalized anxiety dis order, sleep disorders, or insomnia affect employees' well-being significantly. They create more trouble for the professional side, including interactions with co-workers. The shortage of experts and licensed professionals in this field makes it worse. But, the development of AI infused therapy, aptly addresses this problem leaving a positive impact on employee's over-all wellness. Ensuring effective communication, consistency, privacy, and hassle-free services, AI remains the future of healthcare technology. AI has changed the idea of workplace wellness, making it more convenient for employees' robustness.
Moreover, employee demands have been evolving for over a decade. A modern day workforce looks forward to a work culture that commits to health and well-being more than a loaded paycheck. They look for a workplace that meets employee’s emotional needs and satisfaction by creating a feasible environment to work. Providing employees the support for their physical and emotional well-being also solves issues like unexplained leaves, absenteeism and saves more time. The role of technology in changing the future of workplace wellness is vast. Employers can know their employees' health conditions using health analytics and take proactive steps and reduce healthcare costs in the long run.
Workplaces forging healthcare facilities are more recognized today for their efforts to inspire a modernday workplace with a positive and proemployee workplace to stay ahead of the game
AI technology has genuinely changed employees' lives suffering from chronic conditions by helping them with access to the sea of options, guided diagnosis, and action plans. Integrating healthcare technology into their lives has significantly bolstered emploee performances, productivity, and higher retention at work. Workplaces forging healthcare facilities are more recognized today for their efforts to inspire a modernday workplace with a positive and pro-employee workplace to stay ahead of the game.
The Future of the Workplace
The pandemic has a long lasting impact on mental health globally; it has increased the demand for mental health. And, the future of the workplace seems to be in jeopardy. According to WHO `COVID-19 estimates reveal that nearly $1 trillion in economic productivity is lost annually from depression and anxiety alone. However, studies show that every $1 spent on evidence based care for depression and anxiety returns $5, and nearly three-quarters reported at least partial disruptions to school and workplace mental health services that is 78 percent & 75percent respectively.'
AI is changing the culture of work by improving employee experience. It provides solutions to remote workers as well. With the onset of 2020, things that used to be expected are no longer considered normal, whether in personal or professional life. A lot of things have changed in and around, even in the organizational culture. But, besides shutting down companies or employees losing jobs, the primary threat was on health and wellness. The only way ahead for companies is by leveraging health tech solutions for employees to cope in difficult times. Workplaces should not underestimate the fact that a company can move ahead only with a credential mindset and by strategically helping employees to be in their best form at work.
Charles Darwin quotes,‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change'. Footing into the new world driven by cutting-head, technology is level headed. Humans are becoming more advanced and more innovative, with tech-celebration pushing companies faster into the future. The same applies to the pyramid of healthcare services, technology, and companies across the globe.
Today, healthcare costs have been increasing to unsustainable levels. By the end of the year, both employees' and employers will have to suffer the consequences. The only holistic way out of this unhealthy lifestyle mess is by shifting to healthy habits and providing employees access to corporate wellness or employee wellness apps. This way, employees will also be able to look into the matters of financial health.