4 Benefits of Having a Total Healthcare Solution Onboard
An onboard total healthcare solution for your maritime business isn’t another expense. It’s an investment with both strong short and long-term benefits to the vessel operator, crew and guests.
Short-term benefits to crew include fewer accidents and injuries, less absenteeism and fewer workers out sick. Then, over time, the benefits multiply to include lower mortality rates, improved recruitment and retention, increased productivity and lower medical costs. For cruise and charter operators, a total healthcare solution provides guests with access to care and tools to improve public health.
When an organisation takes responsibility for the health and wellbeing of its employees and guests, the benefits are mutual. Those at sea enjoy better health, wellness, safety and happiness, while the company enjoys an engaged workforce, happy guests and fewer business interruptions.
Let’s explore 4 key benefits to implementing a total healthcare solution onboard:
- Reduce risk through comprehensive, coordinated care
A total healthcare solution offers significant risk reduction through holistic, coordinated coverage across the entire care continuum. This coverage is designed to fully address every aspect of onboard health through solutions that include full-time medical staff, mental health services, public health solutions, facility build-outs, supply chain solutions, and more – all through a single provider and point of contact.
- Communicate with a team that already knows your needs
One of the biggest advantages of choosing a total healthcare solution is continuity of care. Crew members see the same providers as long as they’re onboard, which builds trust and puts an end to wasteful introductory appointments. For guests, a committed healthcare partner shows that onboard safety and healthcare are priorities, while also providing vessel operators with peace of mind.
- Delegate operational responsibilities to healthcare experts
Another benefit to choosing a total healthcare solution is that it delegates healthcare responsibilities to healthcare experts. Whether it’s a cargo ship, cruise line, megayacht or offshore rig, maritime operators are not in the business of healthcare at sea, and they will thrive more if they can focus their resources on core business activities.
- Benefits from significant cost savings
Last, but perhaps most important, is the benefit of significant cost savings. First, a total healthcare solution can meet a maritime operator’s wellness needs for a fraction of what it would cost to develop their own program. It also reduces long-term health costs. According to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control report, “Well-implemented workplace health programs can lead to 25% savings each on absenteeism, health care costs, and workers’ compensation and disability management claims costs.”
Additionally, effective healthcare supports a better guest experience and more productive crew, which will positively impact your bottom line. As noted in a recent study from Linchpin, “[Wellness program benefits] include improved employee health behaviour, lowered health risks, recruitment, employee retention, increased productivity, decreased employee absenteeism, and reduced medical costs.”
What can VIKAND's Total Healthcare Solutions do for you?
If your maritime organisation could benefit from a healthier, more productive workforce, and a guest environment where safety is a top priority, VIKAND offers a flexible suite of services. Let us build a total healthcare solution that meets your needs, budget and business goals. To learn more about our total healthcare solution, follow the link below and then contact us for a consultation.
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