MAXIMUS UK today announced it has signed a preferred partnership agreement with digital health innovator babylon.
The agreement brings together the market-leading health and wellbeing capabilities of Health Management, a MAXIMUS Company, with babylon’s digital health expertise.
The delivery of health services is rapidly changing as improved technology enables increased access to information, advice and assessments. Employers in particular are looking for better ways to manage the health of their employees, promoting wellbeing, and reducing sickness strategies in order to improve productivity and reduce costs. Health Management and babylon are joining forces to offer occupational health and wellbeing services via telehealth and mobile apps in order to help meet the requirements of both employers and employees.
Pat Birchall, Managing Director, Health Management said:
“Health Management meets the occupational health needs of more than 500 public, private and third sector employers, promoting and maintaining the physical and mental wellbeing of more than 2 million employees.
“We are constantly looking for innovative ways to provide high quality health services to our customers, in a way that is both affordable and causes minimum disruption to their business. Our agreement with babylon enables us to extend our occupational health offering, creating a high quality, digital platform for delivering health and wellbeing services to employers throughout the UK.”
The preferred partnership arrangement provides significant opportunities for both Health Management and babylon as they pursue their respective growth strategies within the public and private sectors. It provides compelling and innovative solutions in support of government health priorities including preventative care, integrated work and health services, and an integrated multi-platform offer for international clients.
Dr Ali Parsa, founder and CEO of babylon said:
“MAXIMUS and babylon share a similar vision to combine the most advanced technology with the best health service to provide better, more accessible and more affordable healthcare for all. Combining our services mean that a significant number of UK employers can choose to deliver the healthcare their employees need from the convenience of their mobile devices, in the office, at home, or even abroad, seven days a week.”
The preferred partnership agreement takes place with immediate effect.
Notes to editors:
Health Management, a MAXIMUS Company, is one of the UK’s largest independent occupational health provider, currently serving approximately 500 large public and private sector clients, who together employ approximately two million individuals. Health Management's health assessment services include health questionnaires, sickness absence referrals, pension appeals and on-site health services. Health Management employs the largest team of consultant occupational health physicians, who lead an established clinical team operating across more than 45 Health Management clinics and at more than 80 client sites throughout the UK. Health Management also manages a network of 200 occupational health and other specialist practitioners. Health Management is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and SEQOHS, and has been ranked by the Sunday Times as one of the top 100 ‘Best Companies to Work for’ in the UK. Learn more at healthmanltd.com.
babylon is the UK’s leading digital healthcare service. Its mission is to democratise healthcare by harnessing the power of machine learning, real-time human data and the best medical expertise to place immediate intelligent, comprehensive and affordable healthcare into the hands of every person on earth. Launched in February 2015, the service now covers 250,000 people, has already expanded into Europe, and will be launching in Africa in 2016. A number of leading health insurance providers including Bupa and Aviva have also partnered with babylon to offer it to employees. The company was included in Apple’s list of the best apps in 2015 and has received a number of accolades, including ‘Mobile App of the Year’ at the UK IT Industry Awards 2015 and a Lovie award for ‘Health & Fitness’.