Will AI Spur Innovation in Employee Wellness?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a technology to benefit only a particular part of society. It has the potential to help whole communities in many ways. 

AI is already optimizing human activities, from business to farming. It is also positively impacting the healthcare industry.

Below, we will talk about how AI is impacting the employee wellness industry.

Employee Wellness Becomes a Hot Sector

The employee wellness industry is experiencing a boom as people realize its importance in their lives.

Many companies have caught on to the trend as well. They have started to put a particular focus on employee wellness initiatives. It includes investing both time and money in curating better employee wellness programs.

The reason is simple. Companies are beginning to see the benefits of having good wellness quotients for their employees. Essentially, healthy employees will be able to contribute more.

The environment of the company could also improve. For a software development company like us, this is a big advantage. They would be able to raise their employee retention bars if the employees are happy.

How AI Shapes Employee Wellness

The increased interest in telemedicine showed us that care seekers like the flexibility and convenience of virtual care providers. AI-based chatbots could take it one step further.

They could be a responsive 24/7 resource for both health questions and identifying symptoms. Machine learning and algorithms can help chatbots to the care of care seekers’ queries instantly. It is a great way to build a potential diagnostic and care tactic centered on a person’s self-recorded answers.

Nine in 10 human resource people also believe that chatbots can achieve similar outcomes in companies soon. A major part of the employee wellness trend might rely on the inception and adoption of AI-based employee wellness initiatives in a company. It offers an effective way to answer employee-related questions pertaining to diseases, lifestyle, etc. Companies can then provide personalized help.

Wellness Becomes More Personalized

With more integration of AI in companies, we can expect a more personalized approach to healthcare as well.

AI can identify participants in various groups based on their lifestyles, preferences, and personalities. It can help to create a more impactful user experience. Also, a personalized approach allows companies to motivate their employees based on their goals.

AI is undoubtedly a force to reckon with, especially in the field of wellness. It does have a lot of potential to transform the way employee wellness programs work. To date, it offers a better approach for improving the wellness programs in companies.

James Warner, business analyst and business intelligence analyst at Nexsoftsys authored this article. He is also an experienced programmer and software developer with deep knowledge of Hadoop, big data analysis, data warehousing, data staging, and ETL. Warner designs, tests and deploys software systems from the development to production stage, focusing on the object-oriented methodology.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of HR&DigitalTrends.