We believe digital access will improve convenience and lead to more outcomes data, and help the industry evolve its offerings to keep pace with changing nature of workplace.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 18, 2018
PsyInnovations, the developer of the digital behavioral health platform, wayForward, has announced that it will now offer Workplace Outcome Suite (WOS) by Chestnut Global Partners, a Morneau Shepell company. The WOS is an easy-to-administer tool that examines five key aspects of workplace functioning: absenteeism, presenteeism, work engagement, workplace distress, and life satisfaction.
This partnership will allow PsyInnovations to make the WOS available to all Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and employers on their app and web based platform. “We value scientific rigor, which is evident in wayForward’s wide range of validated assessments and evidence-based programs for behavioral health. We also realize the importance of showing outcomes to employers, including demonstrating the Return on Investment. This partnership will allow us to roll out one of the most widely accepted tools, WOS, to demonstrate positive outcomes.” said Dr. Navya Singh, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, PsyInnovations Inc., who is also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) has endorsed the WOS as an EAP Best Practice for measuring and evaluating work-related outcomes of services provided by EAPs. In 2017, more than 600 EAPs signed license agreements to use the WOS.
“We believe there is a growing importance of having a strategy in place to credibly measure and report outcomes, and that having a technology platform to systematically and routinely collect data is a critical aspect to any outcomes approach. We believe digital access will improve convenience and lead to more outcomes data, and help the industry evolve its offerings to keep pace with changing nature of workplace.” said Dr. David Sharar, a Research Scientist with CGP..
PsyInnovations, based in New York, is comprised of a team of leading researchers, clinicians and behavioral health experts associated with Columbia University, University of Michigan, Yeshiva University, UC San Diego, and a nationwide team of licensed behavioral health providers who also serve as health coaches. It comprises of a global solution, serving more than half a million individuals in over a dozen countries.
“At PsyInnovations, our mission is to make behavioral healthcare accessible to everyone, globally. We believe in using our technology expertise, and working in partnership with behavioral health and emotional wellness organizations such as CGP. Together we roll out proven, scalable, cost-effective digital solutions for reducing the incidence and severity of emotional problems such as stress, anxiety and depression.” said PsyInnovations’ CEO, Ritvik Singh.
New York, NY based PsyInnovations is a digital behavioral health company with the mission of delivering evidence based programs and expert care using technology. Their flagship platform, wayForward (http://www.wayforward.io) delivers programs based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology and was developed by its team of expert researchers and clinicians.
About Chestnut Global Partners
Chestnut Global Partners (CGP) is a leader in the design and delivery of employee assistance, work-life, wellness and related support services. They have offices in the U.S.A., Bangalore, Beijing, Brazil, Brussels, Budapest, Moscow, Sao Paulo and Shanghai, with service solutions in over 140 countries. Since 1984, CGP has provided customized, high quality EAP and workplace services to address a range of issues that impact the health and productivity of employees and the well-being of family members. In November of 2017, CGP was acquired by Toronto based Morneau Shepell.