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Cloud-based health management software is foundation of new HR tech
This article is part of the Business Information issue of August 2017, Vol. 5, No. 4
Centura Health goes beyond the typical big healthcare system's use of big data and analytics with advanced analytics to keep its 21,000-plus employees as healthy, happy and productive as possible. The organization even went one step further with cloud-based health management software to mine the deep storehouse of data on its own workers as thoroughly as it plumbs patient data. The Colorado-based healthcare provider engaged the services of Welltok Inc., a standout among the new breed of enterprise health management software vendors that offer cloud-based software to improve the physical and mental health of employees while trying to limit healthcare and insurance costs. These companies, often fast-growing startups, seize upon the exponentially larger pools of data available today. They parse and parcel the data in varied configurations to create personalized health benefits, online insurance exchanges, wellness portals, fitness apps and other new-school tools of HR technology -- all increasingly embodied in millennial-friendly ...
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