Mercer’s digital platform Harmonise is partnering with health app Babylon to deliver phone and online consultations with doctors in minutes.
Designed to help make medical advice easier to access in increasingly busy lifestyles, Babylon’s service enables users to access medical professionals within minutes through video consultations, phone calls or text messages.
Users can also get to know their bodies better with a monitoring system that keeps track of factors ranging from key organ functions to cholesterol levels, checking billions of symptoms. This information is analysed by qualified Babylon doctors, who can suggest preventative measures, allowing patients to plan ahead and help safeguard their health.
Mercer Harmonise is the consultancy’s digital platform that draws together the user’s recorded health, financial and insurance data when entered– allowing easier planning and management of personal finance and health goals.
Mercer partner Niall O’Callaghan says: “With Mercer Harmonise, we are looking to change the nature of how benefits are provided in the workplace, to focus on the employee needs. We believe Babylon are an ideal partner for us as their product focuses on convenience and personalisation, two of the key tenets to any successful benefits programme for the future.”
Babylon clinical director Dr Umang Patel says: “Nothing is more important than our health, and the health of our families. By partnering with Mercer we are enabling employees to engage with their health in an easily, accessible way. By helping people to make positive changes to become healthier and happier, this will lead to less time away from work, increased productivity and more engaged employees.”