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  • 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Digitalization and health – joint project launched with health insurer BARMER

In 2017, we launched a model project “Digitalization and Health” together with health insurer BARMER. With scientific support from the University of St. Gallen and the University of Cologne, among others, we are working on solutions to improve the health, motivation, and performance of employees in the context of digitalization. Deutsche Telekom is thus the first company to systematically tackle this range of topics together with a health insurer, in this case, BARMER. Over a period of three years, we will develop and evaluate different innovative apps, solutions, and measures that will undergo intensive field testing by Deutsche Telekom employees.

In 2019, our employees also tested the “Digital Health Guide”, an online platform that helps employees select suitable health services and makes them easier use. Employees were also able to test an app called NutriAssist. It analyzes individual requirements for micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids, and provides corresponding nutritional advice. The pilot project “Healthy and mindful leadership” was also launched in 2019. Its goal is to improve employees' digital health literacy. It is aimed at managers as important disseminators. Based on the results of the pilot projects, a decision will be made whether and how the programs will be used at Deutsche Telekom in the future.