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One of the most surprising findings from this latest survey is that employees aren’t shy about sharing their health data with their employers to help them improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce.
Of those who would be likely to wear a fitness band at work, over half (58%) said they would be comfortable to share the data generated with their employer if it helped with the organisation’s employee health and wellbeing programmes.
Dr Chris Tomkins, Head of Proactive Health, AXA PPP healthcare, said: “The increased use of health tech within the workplace could so easily be a win-win for both employer and employee. For the first time it is possible to support an individual throughout their journey from better understanding of their health to actual improvements through smart digital platforms. Furthermore, there are often staff schemes with open platforms that enable individuals to use and share information from their own personal devices, ensuring their contribution is recognised. “Of course, some individuals are naturally concerned about how their data is used and employers are keen to have a clear separation between themselves and such personal data. Therefore, both employer and employee could benefit from the expertise of using an independent third-party provider who can ensure privacy.” he said.
Richard Cooper, Head of Digital Marketing, AXA PPP healthcare, states: “The findings of the State of the Nation survey suggest that most employees are open to wearing health tech in the workplace to monitor their health, fitness and wellbeing. During the last three years, the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards programme has identified many new and emerging health tech innovations that we have not only been able to highlight but also share knowledge of with our members and with our client partners for the benefit of their employees via our Health Gateway service.” “As part of our activities for 2017, we continue to seek the best in health tech and encourage developers, innovators and designers to enter this year’s AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards programme.”