DSI now 'powered by' MyAbilities

MyAbilities partners with DSI Work Solutions to offer virtual platform for injury prevention and return-to-work management services

DSI now ‘powered by’ MyAbilities

MyAbilities and DSI Work Solutions conclude an agreement, June 2020, to integrate their respective systems, MyAbilities@Work and Job Function Matching, to provide customers across North America with industry-leading solutions in injury prevention and return-to-work management.

Toronto, June 30, 2020 – MyAbilities has signed an agreement with DSI Work Solutions that will propel DSI’s industry-leading Job Function Matching system to a newonline and virtual level. Through the MyAbilities@Work SaaS platform, DSI will integrate MyAbilities’ user-intuitive and friendly online customer environment, adding real-time data to its comprehensive service offerings in injury prevention and return-to-work management.

“Our platform will help DSI reach more people, especially new generations of health, safety and human resources professionals, adding decades of service potential to its processes and methods which have long been considered the gold standard,” says Reed Hanoun, president and chief executive officer at MyAbilities. “More than ever we need a concerted effort among human resources professionals, health providers and insurers to better align workers with jobs and also to leverage data and analytics in our efforts to keep workers safe and productive. With the MyAbilities@WORK platform, we deliver standardization of data, real-time inputs, and help customers make better, more informed decisions. We’re delighted to partner with DSI Work Solutions and look forward to accelerating the transformation of our industry through our partnership with DSI.”

“DSI’s success has been built on listening to our customers and this latest development is a perfect example of this important dialogue,” says Sue Isernhagen, co-founder of DSI Work Solutions. “Customers have expressed great interest in web-based applications that leverage DSI’s methodologies. With MyAbilities, we can now offer a dynamic user interface that is connected to data, transparent, and easy to use wherever and whenever our customers choose to ‘plug in’. When industry leaders come together in this manner to reimagine and reinvent solutions, everyone wins.”

“We believe the MyAbilities@Work platform and its expert team will allow both companies to reach more employers and make an even greater impact on reducing work injuries and returning injured or ill employees to work, thus avoiding needless disability,” says Ginnie Halling, chief executive officer at DSI. “The savings to employers, insurers and employees will be increasingly substantial.”

The MyAbilities@WORK digital platform already includes return-to-work, digital job analysis, and office ergonomics components. DSI will effectively plug its proven Job Function Matching system into an environment that features unparalleled real time data, user-intuitive reports and will have access to more than 50,000 unique digital job profiles. DSI will start with offering its providers and customers full access to the Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA), which is part of the MyAbilities@Work platform. The plan is to offer ROSA to DSI customers for free for a limited time.

​To learn more about MyAbilities, visit myabilities.com or contact Reed Hanoun at reed@myabilities.com.

To learn more about DSI Work Solutions, visit dsiworksolutions.com or contact Ginnie Halling at ghalling@dsiworksolutions.com.

 About MyAbilities Technologies Inc.
MyAbilities is a technology company that delivers transformative injury prevention and return-to-work solutions through a robust, proprietary, cloud-based data analytics SaaS platform, powered by artificial intelligence. Our connected ecosystem bridges the communication gaps between employers, payers, health providers and primary physicians.

About DSI Work Solutions Inc.
DSI Work Solutions is a resource for employers and medical providers to reduce work injuries and related costs through the use of its research-based Job Function Matching system. The experience of employers and medical providers, as shared through their outcome measurements, lends both a scientific and practical approach to this successful methodology.

* Job Function Matching are registered trademarks owned by DSI Work Solutions Inc. All other trademarks used under license agreement.

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ROSA creator Dr. Mike Sonne of MyAbilities Technologies to sit on virtual panel at annual DMEC Conference

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., April 15, 2020 – MyAbilities, innovator in smart health technology and workplace safety, is participating in the 2020 DMEC FMLA/ADA employer compliance conference on April 22, 2020. Michael Sonne, PhD, vice president of innovation and research at MyAbilities, is a panellist at the DMEC FMLA/ADA employer compliance conference this year. Although initially planned to take place in Boston, MA on March 23-26, 2020, the panel discussion will now be presented virtually as a result of the recent outbreak of COVID-19. This is a pivotal time to talk about how unforeseen circumstances can impact overall employee health and the way in which people do their work. The panel discussion will be posted to the DMEC website.

“I’m honoured to be a part of this conference,” says Dr Sonne. “Especially when these conversations are so crucial at an unprecedented time. I am excited to discuss the possibilities of artificial intelligence and how it can be implemented as it applies to risk assessment and automation. It has been quintessential in my research and has the potential to teach us more about our bodies and how we can help them.”

The recording will be done on April 22 and made available for those who previously registered for the conference in Boston. Later this year, the 2020 annual DMEC conference is planned to take place from August 3 to 6 in Anaheim, California.

About MyAbilities Technologies Inc.

MyAbilities is an employee health management technology company that delivers transformative injury prevention and return-to-work solutions through a cloud-based data analytics SaaS platform powered by artificial intelligence.


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Flattening the Curve brings Office Ergonomics to the home office

Experts at MyAbilities offer tips and free access to the Rapid Office Strain Assessment, or ROSA, so workers can work at home as safely as possible

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., March 20, 2020 – The world changed last week and office work will never be the same again. That is the conclusion drawn by the experts at MyAbilities, a leader in smart health technology and workplace safety.  

“To help keep the population safe, while trying to maintain life we know in the best way possible, people are working from home in greater numbers than ever seen before,” says Dr. Michael Sonne, vice president, innovations and research at MyAbilities Technologies. “We’ll really get to see just how impactful this can be on our productivity, health and work-life balance. While many of us have had work from home opportunities in the past, this is going to pose a great challenge as no one really had time to prepare. It’s important to keep ergonomics in mind as you adjust to the new normal and your work from home environment.”  

The company is providing a list of tips to help workers adjust to home office environments.

“Given the current climate of uncertainty and change, we are committed to helping businesses and workers make the best of the situation and realize that home offices can be just as comfortable and productive as the traditional office setting,” says Reed Hanoun, CEO at MyAbilities.

To help companies better equip and support their employees for work at home, MyAbilities is also offering a free two-month trial of ROSA, the Rapid Office Strain Assessment, a self-assessment tool for office ergonomics.  ROSA provides guidance on proper setup for your computer workstation.

Working remotely has increasingly been considered by organizations as a viable option to provide flexibility to their workforce.

A few ergonomics tips

  1. Keep moving – sitting with your laptop on your knees and your neck bent down while on your couch is going to cause neck and back pain. Whenever possible, move between the couch, your desk, kitchen table, etc. Movement is key to preventing pain when you might not have dedicated office furniture.
  2. The laptop was meant for travel – and we’re all at home now. Remember that laptops were meant for portability – when you have the opportunity to plug your laptop into a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, take that chance.
  3. Be the MacGyver of your own office ergonomics – you might not have as many adjustments on your dining room chairs as you do with your office task chair, but take advantage of things like a rolled-up towel to give you more lumbar support, use a phone book or old text book to elevate your monitor while using a keyboard.
  4. The neck and shoulder hold gets tiring really fast – most of us have Bluetooth headphones or earbuds. These typically have a microphone built in. Avoid holding your cellphone between your neck and shoulder when you’re on conference calls and make the most out of these headsets.

ROSA was inspired because poor ergonomics is a leading cause of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Created in 2012, ROSA is an online tool that guides users through a self-assessment of their workstations. In addition, it provides immediate recommendations for adjustments to reduce discomfort. Used proactively it contributes to a reduction of lost time at work, an increase in productivity and can help with overall health and wellness.

This is the first time MyAbilities’ ROSA is offered at no cost. There is no commitment and no automatic renewal. To learn more about the ROSA, or any other programs from MyAbilities, visit https://myabilities.com/.

About MyAbilities Technologies Inc.

MyAbilities is a software company that delivers injury prevention and expedited return-to-work solutions through a cloud-based SaaS platform.

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MyAbilities hosts webinar to transform workplace ergonomics and introduce self-administered ROSA – Rapid Office Strain Assessment – to new audiences

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., February 25, 2020 – MyAbilities, innovator in smart health technology and workplace safety, will host a webinar tomorrow, February 26, to help organizations reduce their lost time injuries due to poor office ergonomics.

“On average, the office worker spends two-thirds of each day at their desk,” says Dr. Michael Sonne, vice president of innovations and research at MyAbilities. “For the rest of their day, they’re often working with cellphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Combine that with hot-desks and mobile offices, proper ergonomics becomes an even bigger challenge for the modern worker than it was a decade ago”.

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are on the rise due in part to the lack of emphasis by employers on proper office ergonomics. Posture, contact stress, and improper seating continue to be contributing factors of MSDs.

“Providing office ergonomics is no easy task,” says Jacob Lazarovic M.D., chief medical officer of MyAbilities. “ROSA teaches employees how to adjust their current office equipment for proper ergonomics in order to minimize injury and MSDs. Simple adjustments to your desk, computer screen or even your posture can provide long-term health benefits for the entire body. ROSA is peer-reviewed and has a firm basis in research, making it a great tool to be the foundation of an office ergonomics program.”

Created in 2012 by Sonne, Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA) focuses on risk-assessment for ergonomics and provides guidance on proper setup for the workplace. ROSA can reduce lost time on the job by proactively improving office health for employees through proper office ergonomics.

This will be the second webinar organized by MyAbilities this year. A first one was held, January 15, 2020, to introduce JobXweb.com, the company’ s digital job profile analysis database.

To attend tomorrow’s webinar, please click here.

About MyAbilities Technologies Inc.

MyAbilities is an employee health management technology company that delivers transformative injury prevention and return-to-work solutions through a cloud-based data analytics SaaS platform powered by artificial intelligence.

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MyAbilities to attend the 36th Annual WCRI Conference

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., February 19, 2020 – MyAbilities, a global innovator in smart health technology and workplace safety, will attend the 36th Annual Issues and Research Conference, taking place March 5 and 6, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. Chief medical officer Jacob Lazarovic M.D. and Derrick Amato, national director of sales, will attend the two-day conference that is organized by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). 

“ WCRI is a wonderful think tank that shares our goal of improving workers compensation systems and educating the various players in our industry,” says Dr. Lazarovic. “The annual conference is a great opportunity to engage in dialogue on industry trends, but also to share with attendees ways to use technology to unleash the potential of every company and employee and make the world perform at a higher and safer level.” 

Exactly one month ago, MyAbilities launched JobXweb.com, a free search engine with a database of more than 50,000 job titles, each with unique industry Digital Job Profiles including comprehensive analysis of the psychosocial, cognitive and physical demands.  

“With the arrival of big data, artificial intelligence and other forms of technology and automation, our field is experiencing an important transformation,” says Amato. “Attending conferences such as WCRI is key to our mission of helping people and companies realize enduring prosperity and helps to ensure that MyAbilities contributes to leading the industry through this change.”  

The two-day conference will include keynotes, topic discussions, panelists and networking opportunities. It features more than 100 organizations with attendance from different players in the industry – ranging from risk managers and lawyers to government affair representatives and public officials.  

 About MyAbilities Technologies Inc. 

MyAbilities is an employee health management technology company that delivers transformative employment-related injury prevention and return-to-work solutions through a robust, proprietary, cloud-based data analytics SaaS platform, powered by artificial intelligence. 

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MyAbilities

MyAbilities launches JobXweb.com, the world’s first online Digital Job Analysis search engine, with more than 50,000 job titles

MyAbilities launches JobXweb.com, the world’s first online Digital Job Analysis search engine, with more than 50,000 job titles 

Mississauga, Ont., January 15, 2020 – MyAbilities Technologies, a global innovator in smart health technology and workplace safety, has released the world’s first online Digital Job Analysis database, JobXweb.com. New in January, the free database provides users access to more than 50,000 job titles, each with unique industry Digital Job Profiles including comprehensive analysis of the psychosocial, cognitive and physical demands in addition to a comprehensive job description. 

“Organizations can quickly search through a simple and free database to conduct a thorough review of the demands of thousands of jobs across all industries,” says Dr. Michael Sonne, vice president, innovations and research at MyAbilities Technologies. “We believe JobXweb.com is the first of its kind to offer easy access to a standardized analysis of thousands of jobs, and to present the information in a clear, shareable way.”

Users type in their keyword or job titles and the search engine pulls the job profiles offering the best match with a focus on dynamic visual information, making it easy to understand the job demands regardless of one’s technical knowledge.  

“Reviews of Digital Job Profiles have been outstanding since we first launched it,” says Sonne. “Now, with greater detail, more visuals, continued expansion and a new free version, we’re confident it will help organizations optimize their hiring and workforce management and automate their job demands analyses for the benefit of employees and their businesses.” 

JobXweb.com was developed by MyAbilities, a company committed to preventing and resolving workplace injuries. The company was founded by Reed Hanoun, an accomplished entrepreneur who has developed and created innovative technologies primarily in the health care industry. 

“Thanks to the marriage of technology and the specialized knowledge of our staff, we’re now able to truly help companies understand the demands of their jobs,” says Hanoun. “We are confident JobXweb.com will help them spend less time on data collection and, instead, spend more time on ergonomic interventions to reduce injury risk and empower their claims teams to expedite the return to work of injured workers.” 

Together with a team of experts in employee health management technology, Hanoun and Sonne have set out to transform JobXweb.com into the industry search engine for digital job analysis. 

To learn more about MyAbilities, visit myabilities.com

To try JobXweb.com for free, visit JobXweb.com.

About MyAbilities Technologies Inc.

MyAbilities is an employee health management technology company that delivers transformative employment-related injury prevention and return-to-work solutions through a robust, proprietary, cloud-based data analytics SaaS platform, powered by artificial intelligence.

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portia@torchiacom.com

MyAbilities signs agreement to become major sponsor of 2019 Schedule 2 Employers’ Group Conference, October 22-23

Hamilton, Ont., October 10, 2019 – MyAbilities, a leader in employee health management technology and human asset management, announces today it has concluded an agreement to become the Gold Sponsor of the 30th annual Schedule 2 Employers’ Group Conference. Taking place October 22 – 23, 2019, in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, the conference explores the latest trends, current issues and new advancements in the fields of employee wellness, workplace health and safety, workers’ compensation and disability management. Dr. Michael Sonne, PhD, vice president of innovation and research at MyAbilities, is confirmed to speak on the topic of ROSA (Rapid Office Strain Assessment), the company’s online workstation evaluation solution that identifies risk and delivers immediate ergonomic solutions to customers around the world. 

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How to adjust your workspace to reduce the risk of injury

JANUARY 22, 2019 BY CityNews

Small inexpensive adjustments you can make to your workspace to increase blood flow and reduce the risk of injury.

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Work Habits Impact Bodies

JANUARY 14, 2019 BY BENEFITS AND PENSIONS MONITOR

Many do not realize the impact work habits have on their physical bodies with incorrectly placed or improperly sized equipment causing injuries which can result in time off work, depending on insurance and benefits, and could mean lost wages, says Reed Hanoun, founder and CEO of MyAbilities. It works with employers, service providers, and insurers to keep people safe and healthy in their workplace environment. Its technology uses ergonomic research to conduct self-assessments and provide self-guided training to make sustainable office ergonomic changes. However, injuries can be prevented. Office chairs are adjustable for a reason. The best chairs allow for frequent adjustments, changing posture throughout the day. This promotes healthy blood flow and reduces the effects of muscle fatigue. Those who work primarily on a laptop, tablet, or a cell phone should realize these devices were not developed with a 40-hour work week in mind. Employees should consider getting a full-sized keyboard, a monitor, and mouse to plug in. Finally, employees should rest to destress. When people get stressed, muscles become tense, and back pain and other musculoskeletal discomfort can result. Microbreaks should be taken throughout the day to work on deep breathing and to stretch.

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ODG by MCG Announces Release of ODG Job Profiler Powered by MyAbilities

DECEMBER 7, 2018 BY WORKCOMPWIRE

Austin, TX – ODG, an MCG Health company, recently announced a partnership with MyAbilities Technologies to incorporate a unique new product option, the ODG Job Profiler, into its industry-leading medical treatment and return-to-work (RTW) guidelines.

The ODG Job Profiler is a software platform powered by MyAbilities™ which will be made available as an add-on to the ODG by MCG User Interface in January 2019. The ODG Job Profiler adds job demand data across every industry and occupation by providing a comprehensive database of physical, cognitive, and environmental demands specific to over 30,000 jobs spanning nearly every industry. This solution helps insurers, third-party administrators (TPAs), and employers identify and mitigate the risk of injury by creating a customized Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for each job function, adjusting disability duration guidelines according to job demands.

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