Axum: A Scientific Approach to Improve Corporate Wellness

Dallin Frampton, Co-Founder, AxumDallin Frampton, Co-Founder
A sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition balance are the chief reasons for the healthcare cost proliferation. The growing health concern requires organizations to adopt a well-planned corporate wellness program that improves employee well-being. Although several organizations already have wellness programs in place, they often complain of such programs being ineffective and fruitless. Axum has spurred a new wave of revolution in the employee wellness industry with their pioneering solutions, supporting organizations of different sizes and cultures to foster a healthy lifestyle and keep healthcare cost under control. Offering scientifically evolved wellness solutions, Axum enables organizations to establish a healthy culture and inspire commitment among the workforce. “In today’s era where companies are seeking highly skilled and talented employees, having a program that promotes a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance is critical to organizational success,” explains Dallin Frampton, the Co- Founder of Axum.

Realizing that each organization is different from the other, Axum implements its program only after having a productive meeting with the human resources and the leadership of their clients, discerning the corporate structure and employee population categories. Whether employees are blue collar or white collar, they work behind desks or machines, or if they constantly move around owing to the nature of the job, or a combination of all these. Having a solution that pivots on a three-pronged approach, biometric assessment innovation, annual and customizable employee curriculum, and in-depth reporting, Axum begins the health assessment process with biometric screening. The health assessment helps companies understand the tendency of an employee to develop metabolic syndrome later in life. Essentially, the firm rates each employee on a scale of 0-5, with 1 and 2 indicating higher metabolic risks while 3 and above denoting lower risk.

Axum enables organizations to establish a healthy culture and inspire commitment among the workforce

“The research shows that the employees who fall between 1-2 on the scale, cost employers three times more in healthcare spend than those who are at a lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome,” mentions Frampton.

The data collected from biometric screenings is fed into Axum’s backend system to generate actionable health insights. This enables them to craft a customizable annual program in consultation with HR and other leading executives. The firm provides a solution to the entire spectrum of employees to help them cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Further, they offer resources and education to higher risk employees and also to lower risk employees—who might require a better nutrition and fitness plan for a healthy life in the long-run. The data collected from disparate sources, including biometric screening data alongside HR inputs, are processed using Axum’s analytics engine that gives a “30,000 feet view” of the employee health status and overall client healthcare spending in the future. Besides, these insightful reports can be viewed on a single Axum-provided dashboard.

An exciting example of Axum’s wellness solution implementation is a client who onboarded Axum to control its spiraling employee healthcare cost. The result was increased participation of employees in the Axum wellness program by 36 percent. The client, on an average, witnessed their employees’ blood pressure level improve by 5 percent, blood glucose by 11 percent, and cholesterol reduced by 9 percent. Eventually, the client achieved the milestone of having successfully moved half of its employees from high metabolic risk level to low metabolic risk level.

Aside from perking up the health of employees, Axum’s wellness solution also improves their living standards, enabling them to spend quality time with family. The firm continues to provide undisputed results to organizations and envisions building and strengthening their internal resources that augment their three-pronged approach.