PROVIDENCE, RI, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Last week, in the global context of COVID and other health crises and social problems affecting employers, employees, health plans and their members, Virgin Pulse held its THRIVEx virtual summit. The “Connect for Good” theme, the highly immersive and social multi-track event, set a new record, connecting more than 3,300 participants from 35 countries with experts on today’s most pressing health and wellness issues.
Virgin Pulse CEO David Osborne opened THRIVEx this year with an update on the company’s strategy in the context of the current pandemic, social justice issues and other macroeconomic trends. He challenged attendees to look beyond incremental welfare solutions to the status quo and reimagine health and wellness through Virgin Pulse’s Homebase for Health® goal, which unifies, simplifies and personalizes health, wellness and the health experience of people and organizations.
“The last 18 months have fundamentally reformed the way employers, employees, health plans and their members approach health and wellness,” Osborne said. “As we have heard from THRIVEx attendees, diversity, equity and inclusion, the social determinants of health and mental health are the top priorities of organizations. These issues are interconnected and have a significant impact on addressing them in a genuine and intentional way is essential to building equitable communities and organizational cultures.They must be incorporated directly into the experience of health and well-being, without “An integrative and integrated health and wellness experience that combines technology and empathy is exactly what Virgin Pulse aims to offer with Homebase for Health.”
Building on Osborne’s key issues, Ron Hildebrandt, product director at Virgin Pulse, delivered the product innovation conference. During his presentation, Hildebrandt stressed the urgent need to build community, connection and empathy in a world that has been disconnected and suffered for the past 18 months and detailed how Virgin Pulse solutions were built to support organizations. natively to the insertion of mental health and diversity. , equity and inclusion (DEI) in their work cultures. Reiterating Osborne’s commitment to continuous game-changing innovation to advance well-being, improve access to care and achieve measurable health outcomes, Hildebrandt announced that the company had significantly increased investment in R&D. in 2021 to accelerate its Homebase for Health platform and its ecosystem strategy.
The importance and relevance of Virgin Pulse’s strategy was further expanded in the main presentation of the main stage by the Internet-sensing doctor Zubin Damania, also known as @ZDoggMD. Damania commented: “The concept of a home health foundation is important because it includes all of these pieces to build what I call, Health 3.0, which is this new emerging, personalized, humanized, technology-enabled healthcare , but never enslaved by technology “. Health 3.0 is relationship based, but amplified by technology. It has an analog heart, but it is digitally enabled ”.
Hildebrandt concluded his lecture with a final revelation that received enthusiastic responses from attendees: the presentation of Virgin Pulse’s 2021 Connecting Forever: COVID Relief charity challenge. The event, scheduled to kick off in the fall, will bring together Virgin Pulse customers from around the world to raise money for COVID relief. Virgin Pulse has set a goal of raising $ 1 million during the three-week event and has pledged to contribute up to $ 100,000 to the goal. Additional details about the 2021 Connecting Forever: COVID Relief the challenge will be available in the coming weeks.
In addition to strategy and innovation updates, attendees had an exclusive preview of Virgin Pulse Homebase for Health’s current and upcoming innovations that reinforce the need to focus on the mental and physical health of people connecting. those to critical resources and guidance when they need them most. . During his lecture, Hildebrandt unveiled three major innovations:
- Mental health training the same day: To support members in managing anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health issues, Virgin Pulse announced that it will offer same-day access to live training sessions, including training in behavioral health, which can be programmed directly from members ’Homebase for Health. . Virgin Pulse announced earlier this month its comprehensive approach to mental health, which brings together digital tools, content, coaches and mental and behavioral health partners, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.
- Guides at any time: With the pandemic showing undeniable disconnections between the workplace, the home, and the community, organizations responded quickly, tailoring their benefits and adding programs to help those most in need. However, many people did not know or use many of the health and wellness benefits they had at their disposal. To address these challenges, Virgin Pulse’s wellness and benefits navigation offerings will now include on-demand access to guides that can help familiarize members with the Virgin Pulse platform, address questions about the specific database for Virgin Pulse health of a member and answer questions about open enrollment and benefits. The guides will work with members to personalize their experience by connecting them with relevant tools, resources, and programs that support their health and wellness goals.
- Vice President’s Health Risk Pack: A connected health experience that combines guidance for disease training and specific interventions to improve care compliance, backed by a performance guarantee, VP Health Risk Bundle integrates clinical details, claims, behavior, device data and targeted applications and interventions to create a health picture that completes member health risks and open care gaps.
Other additional keynotes featured a wide range of prominent voices presenting important and timely topics, and included thought leaders and mental reality professionals of diversity, equity and inclusion and mental health. Dr. Ruqaiijah Yearby, professor and executive director and co-founder of the Institute for Curative Justice and Equity; community psychologist and member of the Science Advisory Board (SAB), Dra. Jessica Isom; Dr. Lily Lamboy, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Blue Shield California; Dra. Marlette Jackson, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Virgin Pulse; Dr. David Katz, founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and a regular contributor to CNN and the New York Times; as well as a firefight with former Virgin Pulse chief medical officer and current SAB member, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, i Dr. Sachin Jain, expert on health disparities and president and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan; i Josh Bersin, a leading analyst and authority on HR, job prospects and employee experience, who outlined how organizations can best support their dispersed workforce to build a culture of health and resilience as employers prepare to welcome employees of new to the workplace.
Access to THRIVEx 2021 keywords and replays is available at https://www.jointhrivex.com.
In addition to masterful reflections, THRIVEx’s three-day virtual experience, which was designed and engineered to replicate the Virgin Pulse experience in person at Thrive Summit, offered attendees the opportunity to participate in dozens of clients, partners. and led by Virgin Pulse. information sessions, initiates live chats with other attendees, partners, and thought leaders, launches 1: 1 video learning sessions with Virgin Pulse leaders and health coaches, and engages in real-time discussions with peers. Attendees also had access to Virgin Pulse’s partner pavilion, which included more than 20 partners who showcased the depth, breadth and value of the company’s partner ecosystem.
About Virgin Pulse
Virgin Pulse is the world leader and leading provider of digital health and wellness SaaS solutions and services focused on achieving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. With the industry’s only Homebase for Health® that unifies and simplifies the healthcare journey, Virgin Pulse merges predictive, intelligent and intelligent high-tech analytics, artificial intelligence and customer support data and members throughout the life cycle of health, well-being and benefits. —From the detection and assessment of risks to the activation, the change of behavior and the adoption of healthy and sustainable habits to the navigation of benefits, the management of the state, the gaps in the closure of the digital therapeutic care and guidance. Today, more than 14 million users in more than 190 countries rely on Virgin Pulse’s digital and live solutions to definitively change their lives and businesses. For more information, visit VirginPulse.com and move on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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