nib launches pilot program providing access to health app

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nib has partnered with Honeysuckle Health to launch a new pilot program providing eligible members with 12 months free access to the Australian digital health app, Snug.

The company said that from next week, around 1,000 of its members will be provided with a free digital subscription to the Snug app. This will allow them to capture their health information in one centralised and secured location.  

The chief executive of nib's health insurance business, 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,” said Mr Close. 

The Snug app will also allow members to 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,” said Mr Close.  

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,” added Mr Close.