Healix wins prestigious Global Health & Wellness Award

Published Thursday, May 15, 2014

Healix's unique International Medical Screening service has won the Global Health & Wellness Award at this year's Re:locate Awards after being highly acclaimed by the judges.

Re:locate Awards WinnerThe Global Health & Wellness Award was a new category this year, reflecting the growing awareness among employers of the contribution made by health and wellness initiatives to the welfare of staff and the success of the business.

The organisers reported that Healix International wowed the judges with its innovative health screening programme showcased by what a panel member described as "one of the best entries I have judged since the inception of the awards".

Our International Medical Screening service was applauded for providing employers with a new solution to comprehensively and cost-effectively assess any health risks facing their global workforce (and their dependants), ensuring better preparation for overseas assignments.

Evaluating any health risks associated with sending an employee overseas has historically involved costly medical examinations by doctors who generally lack an international perspective and an understanding of the occupations involved.

Many illnesses and health issues suffered by employees working overseas are both predictable and preventable.  By combining our extensive knowledge of international medicine with our proprietary medical risk assessment software, we are able to assess medical risks in terms of:

  • the role being performed
  • the destination location and length of stay
  • the quality of local healthcare
  • the family unit as a whole.

Any health risks are identified and appropriate actions recommended to minimise the risk.

The service supports employers in their duty of care by ensuring that employees and their families are well prepared for assignments overseas and are not put in a position where their health is placed at unreasonable risk.

It offers employers many advantages:

  • Better preparation for overseas deployment and planning for specialist health needs in location
  • Helps predict, prevent and reduce the risk of problematic health issues occurring
  • More comprehensive and accurate assessment of potential health risks
  • Whole family can be assessed
  • Ensures employees and their dependants are not put at unreasonable health risk
  • Provides a clear audit trail of proactively managed duty of care
  • Significantly lower costs.

For more information about International Medical Screening and our other International Occupational Health and Global Travel Risk Management services, email us at enquiries@healix.com.

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