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Insights From The Verdantix Buyer’s Guide For Occupational Health Software 2022

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Insights From The Verdantix Buyer’s Guide For Occupational Health Software 2022

Verdantix has released the 2022 Buyer’s Guide on occupational health (OH) software, covering 11 providers with robust offerings in the OH marketplace. This report leverages Verdantix benchmarking, Green Quadrant reports and a vendor-answered questionnaire to build a profile highlighting each vendor’s OH capabilities and recent innovations. Many participants offer OH capabilities as part of a broader EHS software ecosystem and service a range of high-risk to very-high-risk industries. Furthermore, the vendors demonstrated the commercial viability of their product with its use by over 25 customers. EHS and OH executives can use the report to understand the current offerings and determine their organizational applicability.

The commercial landscape of OH software continues to change to accommodate evolving work attitudes and environments. Verdantix defines OH software as a point solution – or module from a larger EHS software application – used in all activities to identify, prevent, track, manage and respond to work-related illnesses and injuries. Four functionalities lay the foundation of an OH offering: electronic medical reporting to manage and maintain employee medical data; fit-for-work assessments to determine if workers are safe to start or return to work; illness and injury management to resolve work-related accidents; and medical surveillance to understand a workforce’s health risk profile. Integrating these functionalities with EHS, HR, and claims management software allows OH executives to prevent and manage work-related health incidents.

The shift to a dynamic working environment has highlighted the need for OH software and prompted vendors to leverage technology to differentiate their offerings. For example, COVID-19 has driven vendors to develop immunization and travel management functionality. In a similar vein, the changing social attitudes towards mental health during a shift to remote work prompted firms to consider digital wellbeing solutions to maintain a mentally healthy workforce. A desire to consolidate scattered software ecosystems promotes OH and EHS software integrations to streamline data collection. Recognizing the growing technology tailwinds, Verdantix has seen OH vendors partner with AI-enabled coaching, industrial wearables, gamified mental health assessment and video conferencing technology providers to meet these changing needs and differentiate their offerings.

EHS and OH executives should understand the applicability of the OH software functionality vendors currently provide. For example, Cority collaborates with a gamified neurological assessment tool, EQAtWork, to digitally determine a worker’s cognitive fitness and emotional resiliency. Enterprise Health integrates with local and public vaccine health registries and supports injection intolerance management to support its travel and immunization workflows. VelocityEHS provides respirator fit tests that determine if a worker’s respiratory protective equipment meets OSHA guidelines. These are only a few cases where vendors have expanded the standard OH offering to meet the specific requirements of their customers and the market as a whole.

See the new Verdantix Buyer’s Guide: Occupational Health Software (2022) to read more about the OH market. Visit our research page here to learn more about developments within the EHS space.

Rain Chiang

Analyst

Rain is an Analyst in the Verdantix Environmental, Health, and Safety practice. His current research agenda focuses on evaluating the financial return of proven EHS technologies. Prior to joining Verdantix, Rain worked at Deecon Consulting where he gained project management experience in the UK construction and telecommunications industry.  Rain holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Edinburgh.