How we use data to keep your employees well

WP AdminResearch, Telehealth Industry Research, Workplace Health

Doctor2Go is using biometrics in the workplace where the participants have opted in for coaching as a part of a personalized digital health wellness initiative. Monitoring biometric data like blood pressure and heart rate is critical to providing effective patient care. Until very recently collecting this vital clinical information required healthcare providers to be present with the patient. However, all … Read More

Where can you find the HR innovators in New Zealand?

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When it comes to innovation, corporations in New Zealand are on notice. The pace of change is hard to fathom, and large companies create an image remnant of a massive ocean liner, helpless without the assistance of an agile tug-boat to help it pivot when things get tight. When Doctor2Go first last pivoted to offering corporate wellness services we started … Read More

What new ideas are you implementing after the Southern Cross Wellness Now Conference

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If your business is Southern Cross customer and you attended the Wellbeing Nov 2017 conference at Sky City in November, then you’ve heard of Doctor2Go. This is because one of our co-founders came third place on the erg kayaking competition where you were invited to challenge Lisa Carrington’s time. We’re a passionate bunch at Doctor2Go and always willing to give … Read More

Healthy workplaces are more profitable – Telehealth is good for the bottomline

WP AdminTelehealth Industry Research, Workplace Health

Last Friday we had a potential new customer who advised us he was feeling ill and needed to see his GP the following  Monday. This meant changing our meeting scheduled for that day. We were to discuss implementing Doctor2Go. We set up some credentials, spoke with our medical team to ensure they were fine with accepting a new patient we … Read More

Are you meeting your legal & ethical obligations to reduce occupational stress?

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Pressure in the workplace is inevitable due to the requirements of the contemporary work environment. When that pressure becomes excessive or otherwise unmanageable, it leads to stress. According to the World Health Organization, work-related stress is recognized worldwide as a major challenge to workers’ health. Stress can be harmful to workers’ health and at the same time damage their organizations’ … Read More

The Growing Trend towards Telehealth: Virtual healthcare in the workplace

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Increased access to computers, the Internet, and cellphones is changing how people communicate, exchange information, and learn. Because of this, there has been a growing trend towards telehealth. Furthermore, this is changing how medicine is practised and is progressively becoming requisite to healthcare infrastructures, particularly in developed countries.  Telehealth allows healthcare providers to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely using … Read More

Has the current on-site nurse model become outdated?

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Many registered nurses choose to work as on-site nurses for organisations. These on-site nurses focus on the well-being of an organisation’s employees. In addition, they empower and support employees in leading healthier lives, and aid in overall workplace health improvement. However, the current on-site nurse model leaves much room for improvement. Firstly, staff not working at head office are unable … Read More

Recent research shows 50% are Turning to Search Engines for Medical Advice

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In data recently released by Global Web Trends, a world leader in online behaviour, they highlight Internet users’ habits when they look for advice choosing medicines/drugs for everyday medical issues such as sore throats or migraines. Not to be unexpected, the majority of people still look to GPs and pharmacists for advice. The interesting fact is a considerable amount are … Read More

Why do we monitor your blood pressure remotely?

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Blood pressure is probably the single biggest factor in determining your risk profile for a cardiovascular event or stroke event. If you smoke, drink alcohol, carry excess weight or have challenges getting enough sleep or with too much stress these factors all contribute to your blood pressure reading. This is why blood pressure is such a good measure of overall … Read More