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nib offers members free access to new digital health app

nib Group (nib) has partnered with Honeysuckle Health to launch a new pilot program providing eligible members with 12 months’ free access to Australian digital health app, Snug, to help them better manage their health and health information. 

From next week, around 1,000 nib members will be provided with a free digital subscription to the Snug app, which will allow them to capture their health information in one centralised and secured location, also known as a digital health record.  

nib Chief Executive Australian Residents Health Insurance, Ed Close, said the pilot aims to connect members with the right tools and technology to better manage their health. 

“Members will be able to store and view a variety of health information within the app including medication and immunisation history, allergies, appointments, health notes, chronic disease management and family health history,” Mr Close said. 

The Snug app will also allow members to easily access and share their digital health record with their chosen healthcare provider. 

“This will provide healthcare professionals greater insight into their patient’s health history to help better inform their decisions about individual treatment or care,” Mr Close said.  

nib members can also integrate other health wearable devices to the Snug app, such as their Fitbit and AppleHealth kit. In some instances, members can be alerted when the health information from these devices falls outside the expected range. 

“The Snug pilot is another step in our ambition of becoming a proactive health partner for our members, providing access to innovative technology and tools that will continue to empower them to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing,” Mr Close said. 

For more information, members are encouraged to contact us at 13 16 42 if they have any questions in relation to the pilot program.  

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