Extracon Science, LLC, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a leading health promotion company known for building custom wellness portals for various health systems that have in-house wellness programs. As the technology partner of healthcare clients that aim to maximize the client's in-house capabilities and expertise, Extracon Science lets their clients do their biometric screenings as well as supply their health coaches. The company also allows them to integrate the wellness program with their primary care practices.
Extracon Science's portals include health assessments, team challenges, online programs and apps, and incentive programs. Moreover, their portals can also manage the data from biometric screenings, onsite classes and applications, and coaching programs. From disconnected data in Excel, fax, and paper, Extracon allows clients to move to smoother online administration through their portals. They run programs that automatically send content and communication to wearable devices, smartphones, and applications.
Unlike other wellness program strategies, Extracon Science believes that wellness programs should improve their employees' productivity and well-being with the doctor they already have instead of building up a parallel system of screenings and coaching. They believe that sending employees to the doctor and measuring whether they follow their doctor's recommendation help better than sending them to screeners and coaches without having them diagnosed or treated for underlying conditions. We have written a detailed article, “Workplace Wellness. Are We Missing The Point?” which investigates the essence of workplace wellness.
Extracon Science has had ten years of nationwide experience in wellness program design and technology, servicing hospitals and corporate wellness entities. They create design and technology that can incorporate wellness programs that are HIPAA-compliant and involve 98% physician participation. Since 2007, they’ve been delivering results for employers in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, agriculture, Fortune 500 companies, and service industry clients.
Its CEO, Jesse Hercules, heads Extracon Science. Jesse Hercules is a writer and public speaker on health promotion topics. He has delivered talks at the annual conference of the American Journal of Health Promotion and the yearly Worksite Wellness Conference of the American Heart Association.
EngageMode is an app and web portal of Extracon Science which lets employees earn points while getting data on how they are interrupted at work. This approach allows employers to block or filter out distractions at work. By providing information on at-work phone usage, EngageMode also lets employees self-manage their time efficiently. Like other applications, employees can go to the app store and download the app on their phone. It has a game-like feel with departments competing against each other.
This gamified feature, which comes with educational programs, allows for a corporate and team approach compared to concurrent individual wellness program apps that have been around for several years. Through this app, companies can also aggregate data across the organization. At present, Extracon Science has about 125,000 people on their health and wellness platforms.
Extracon Science solves company problems regarding non-optimal participation rates, engagement, and outcomes. They also fix outdated problems in program administration, such as spending too much time in Excel and Outlook, by working with data and creating program content and communications. Furthermore, they focus on bringing data together to show results to company executives and document the success of each project across their programs. With their approach, getting validated data has become far more accessible than the once-a-year staff biometric screening.
Their challenge programs include walking and physical activity, weight management, healthy nutrition, and life balance. Extracon Science also provides free and comprehensive webinars and ebooks to let clients and employees gain more insights about the different approaches to employee wellness programs.
Extracon Science has a simple but revolutionary approach toward employee wellness. They send participants to their primary care doctors for their annual welfare. This process is far more comprehensive and tailored than undergoing onsite screening. By having their doctor assess them, they can flag any gaps in assessment.
Extracon Science’s platform automates everyday administrative tasks and conveniently crunches the numbers for you. Their templates have all the essential communications written and ready to use.
You don't need to hit your desk or fax machine to submit any medical forms. By using Extracon Science, you can submit medical provider forms, validated physical activity, and biometrics using your smartphones, devices, and computers.
At a fraction of the expense of developing and designing a wellness portal internally, Extracon Science can create a portal complete with everything a well-being program should include (such as biometrics), close care gaps, and improve lifestyle. Most common wellness program designs can be accessed and configured through the website on a same-day basis without having to wait for a long time and spending money on software code changes.
Extracon Science’s EngageMode is designed to protect employee privacy. It doesn't block any important calls or texts and doesn't track the content of text messages or phone calls. It only monitors phone activities when they are on the clock. Extracon Science is compliant with laws and regulations on employee tracking while at work. The data that you'll gather will help you make sure that employees are using their phones following company policies.
EngageMode solves distracted driving. By having data readings of employee habits, it can track distracted driving, speeding, or aggressive driving. It also generates a safe driving score to detect any suspicious activities. EngageMode can detect phone use while walking, driving a forklift, or other industrial vehicles. This feature leads to safer employees in and out of work.
EngageMode gives you data to prevent accidents, whether on a work phone or a personal phone. EngageMode can track smartphones based on locations or when your phone is being used in a No Phone Zone. This feature gives you data to help change employee habits for safer behavior and habits. We have written a detailed article, “25 Workplace Distractions that Negatively Impact Productivity,” which enumerate and explain the top sources of work-related distractions.
For wellness providers, health plans, and benefit brokers, Extracon Science has set up a private-label portal that allows them to input their differentiated programs and content. It lets clients provide the overall wellness programs to their customers while Extracon does the technology work behind the scenes.
EngageMode also ventures out in the school setting. It has a feature that helps students stay engaged in class and safe on the roads. This lets parents keep track of the data of their phone use. It can significantly improve student achievement.
In the school setting, EngageMode has a gamified feature that allows users to earn points and badge for the time they stay off the phone. You can run a school-wide competition with themes and prizes and challenges, which could help you gain badges and step up a level. Users can earn points by keeping the phone locked during classes and setting the phone settings to significantly minimize distractions as well as ensure safe driving.
As the leader in employee wellness program design and technology, Extracon Science is redefining what’s possible for their clients. Their programs include primary care physician and smartphone technology to drive engagement and effectiveness.
Extracon Science can work with you to design the right set of programs, metrics, and incentives to get the results that you are aiming for. Additionally, you can also use their turnkey programs. Either way, they configure their wellness platform to let you execute your plans smoothly all year long.
Involving the employee’s doctor in the wellness process, Extracon Science combines screening with diagnosis, treatment, and medical follow-up. It means that they can track and reward participants who attend their follow-up appointment and resolve issues found at the screening.
They can also track who is up to date on all the recommended preventive services tailored to age, gender, and other factors.
Furthermore, they’ve developed their iOS and Android apps to accurately track participants’ steps and weight. It is a smart move, as 85% of them carry their phones each day. Hence, the company ensures accuracy, which is the foundation of an effective lifestyle program.
If you don’t have the time to organize your wellness and safety programs, Extracon Science can assist you with updating smartphone policies, writing communications, and training employees onsite or virtually. They also answer any program-related questions from employees and provide support for them after the rollout.
They can be the ones to monitor the EngageMode safety data for your organization and provide coaching and communication to at-risk employees. Extracon Science can also work with your organization’s existing safety programs and vendors.
We have written a detailed article, “50 Workplace Security Questions and Answers,” which discusses how employers and employes can secure their work environment.
To experience Extracon Science’s services firsthand, visit their website at www.extracon.com.
- Customized or turnkey programs
- Powered by platform & apps
- Designed for results & easy administration
- Live analytics with real-time data
- Health assessment and personalized action plan
- Self-directed programs for individual engagement
- Team challenge programs to change the culture
- Online and mobile health assessments
- Biometric data from screenings or physician visits
- Physician follow-up
- Tracking programs
- Health coaching
- Onsite programs
Extracon Science believes that employee wellness programs should improve productivity with the help of doctors. Contact Extracon Science for inquiries about their pricing.
Extracon Science integrates different application features to provide holistic wellness programs. For inquiries regarding their payment schemes, please contact Extracon Science.
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