Every 7th of April is marked as World Health day in an effort to focus on the issues of global healthcare. It has been 70 years since this day was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and, during the ongoing global pandemic. At Accolade, we are on a mission to relentlessly reinvent health care, and we’re working every day to achieve the goal outlined by the WHO today - building a fairer and healthier world. We invite all our readers to join us today to take a moment to mark World Health Day and to remember that we are their partners in their healthcare journey.
In particular today, we would like to give a huge shout out to the nurses, clinicians and other healthcare workers at Accolade and all over the world who have put everything on the line this year. We all know that returning to normal will take some time so, it is more important than ever to keep personal health top of mind and develop new tools to make sure every person is able to live their healthiest life.
To that end, our team has been working hard all year to provide new tools to improve our members access to the right healthcare for their needs. Among them:
Intelligent Provider Matching
Accolade’s Intelligent Provider Matching feature helps members find the right care and the right providers to reduce healthcare waste and improve outcomes. Our integrated approach combines industry-leading data intelligence, appropriateness of care measures, and deep insight—not just about the members we support but also the healthcare providers we recommend. By connecting them with the right providers for their needs, we help members and families find the best path for improved health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
Benefits upgraded with Expert Medical Opinion
Accolade has recently added expert medical opinion capabilities to its Total Care solution. Expert medical opinions are key to reducing unnecessary surgeries and procedures, optimizing care and costs. That’s why deep integrations with industry leader 2nd.MD, now part of Accolade, will make it easy for our members to get best-in-class medical consultations quickly. And members will have the support of Accolade’s clinical team to rely on throughout the whole process.
Mental health integrated care
The COVID pandemic has impacted more than just people’s physical health. Long quarantines, lost jobs, and other factors meant the demand for immediate mental healthcare also increased since the onset of the pandemic. That’s part of the reason that Accolade partnered with Ginger, the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, to offer integrated mental healthcare in 2020. In collaboration with Ginger, we we’re able to quickly get members connected to the emotional and mental health support they need and integrate it with their physical care.
We would like to remind all our members on World Health Day that today, and every day, Accolade is here to help every person live their healthiest life .