Mehiläinen, a pioneer in occupational health care, recently began collaboration with Hintsa Performance and HeiaHeia.com, both strong operators in the field of well-being. The ambitious goal of this collaboration is to improve the Finnish working life and performance. The collective know-how of these three companies can give rise to solutions based on control data, which can improve the well-being of corporate executives and the entire staff. Hintsa Klinikka, a new company formed by Hintsa Performance and HeiaHeia, will serve customers in conjunction with Mehiläinen’s clinic in Töölö.
Traditional occupational health care is of little use to most employees
Occupational health care resources are mainly used by the estimated 10–20% of employees who are off sick often or for long periods at a time, whose ability to work is at high risk, or who have an illness that requires constant monitoring, for instance. The majority of employees who have occupational health care available to them use the services only occasionally.
‘If we want to improve the productivity of companies and workers, we have to also focus on those individuals who do not actively use occupational health care services. Up to 80–90% of all employees fall into this category’, says Janne-Olli Järvenpää, CEO of Mehiläinen.
The aim of Mehiläinen, Hintsa Performance and HeiaHeia is to broaden the traditional operating models of occupational health care through wellness programs based on control data for all employees – including the executive management.
‘The well-being of the executive management is a prerequisite for a company’s competitiveness. If you are feeling weary, you make poor decisions, and worn-out executives cannot look after their employees, either’, says Pippa Laukka, chief physician at Hintsa Performance and physician in charge at Mehiläinen’s Töölö clinic.
Examination of the control data provides a reliable overview of the personnel’s health and welfare. This in turn enables a proactive prevention of problems, as well as a strategic management of occupational welfare.
‘Welfare technology offers great opportunities, but data alone is not enough. We need holistic methods that will guide us to do the right things, one step at a time’, says Jussi Räisänen, CEO at HeiaHeia.com as well as the new company.
‘A unit focusing on the ability to work and on well-being will be located in conjunction with Mehiläinen’s Töölö clinic. There, our know-how in wellness will be supported by Mehiläinen’s diagnostics operations and expertise in occupational health care’, sums up Juha Äkräs, CEO of Hintsa Performance and Chairman of the Board of the new company.
Janne-Olli Järvenpää, Mehiläinen Oy, CEO, tel. +358 40 511 7947
Juha Äkräs, Hintsa Performance, CEO, tel. +358 40 801 0101
Mehiläinen Group is a well-known and highly regarded private provider of social and health care services in Finland. Mehiläinen and Mediverkko, which merged in 2015, provide extensive services for private, corporate and municipal customers. Mehiläinen has been providing occupational health care services for over 40 years, and today, it serves some 280,000 individuals. Mehiläinen and Mediverkko’s services are produced by a total of approximately 9,000 employees and practitioners.
Hintsa Performance is a coaching company focusing on the improvement of the wellness and performance of international top athletes and corporate executives. Its coaching methods have been developed by physician Aki Hintsa and his team over the last 20 years. People who have followed Hintsa coaching practices include four F1 World Champions, several Olympic medallists and numerous international corporate executives.
HeiaHeia.com is a Finnish software company offering a customisable mobile and online wellness platform, available as both consumer and corporate versions. The HeiaHeia platform is used by companies such as PepsiCo, TeliaSonera and VR, as well as hundreds of other companies, schools and public administration organisations in dozens of countries.