By Nancy Dahlberg
As COVID-19 continues to spread and re-surge around the world, employers need data, planning and support tools to allow employees to safely return to the workplace. Miami-based tech firm NEORIS stepped up with a software solution that leveraging artificial intelligence to deliver full visibility on risks while predicting actions that will need to be taken to protect an organization.
The company unveiled NEORIS HealthCheck in late March. It is a mobile application and platform that enables businesses to minimize risks and make more informed decisions about reopening. HeathCheck gathers, analyzes and interprets data in real-time, the company said.
NEORIS, with its global headquarters on Brickell and offices around the world, is a digital accelerator that co-creates disruptive solutions for companies. The company employs about 50 in South Florida, and NEORIS launched an Augmented Intelligence practice in Miami last year.
More than 100,000 companies and employees are already using the HealthCheck platform today to manage through the pandemic, the company said.
The HealthCheck platform provides employers with a 360-degree view of the wellbeing of employees and geolocation data to assess the impact of COVID-19 on business and workplace readiness as well as facility assessment and reporting tools. Other features include one that leverages anonymous contact tracing algorithms that use Bluetooth, Beacons, Fobs and/or QR Codes to manage potential contamination risks and rapidly respond to a resurgence within the workplace. Others include employee microblogging capabilities to facilitate real-time communication and an Employee Wellbeing Assessment based on CDC guidelines.
Refresh Miami reached out to CEO Martin Mendez (pictured above) to learn more. Mendez previously co-founded Amtech.net, an internet solutions provider that was acquired by Cemex to create NEORIS in 2000. Mendez stayed on with NEORIS in a variety of executive roles and became global CEO in 2015.
Q. How did HealthCheck come to be?
As a long-term partner for our clients’ digital initiatives, we co-created HealthCheck together with our closest partners, ensuring business continuity and an agile solution that can help them navigate delicate times like these, taking care of one of the most important assets of any company: its employees. Staying connected and protecting our closed ones among extraordinary times was of utmost importance when the pandemic started and it continues to be today. Being able to combine our technology to develop a tool in such short period of time is one of the reasons why we are into this business; to help companies, employees and society in general, step into the future.
Q. What are some of the companies that are using the app?
HealthCheck is being mainly used by those industries that must continue operating due to their business plan and protocols, such as those in the, construction arena, mining and energy industry and universities. For instance Mexico and the Caribbean, a university network, was able to plan a safe return to their campuses. Hochschild Mining, a silver mining company in Peru, used it for employees to check in before going into the mines. And one of Brazil’s biggest energy producers and distributors, Neoenergia, started using it to ensure that its premises were only being accessed by employees outside of the risk groups.
Q. What differentiates the product from others out there?
HealthCheck is the best solution in the market because it is a modular and dynamic end-to-end solution built on the most modern technology available. This allows companies to use the whole platform or parts of it, and to leverage its dynamic data models to integrate existing solutions they may have. In this way, HealthCheck acts as an integrator of different sources that adapts to companies’ different structures and protocols.
Q. How is AI employed in the app?
HealthCheck is built on dynamic graph databases that map out the relationships between employees, their health status, their relationship to different facility access points, and their proximity to other employees. This allows us to apply intelligence to these relations that can help companies prevent infections across the company, and alert employees and company managers of health risks during their operation.
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