Sun Life launches new business area to expand in digital health

Sun Life has announced the launch of Digital Health Solutions, which will allow Canadians to access digital capabilities to take care of their health and well-being

Sun Life Financial has announced the launch of a new business, Digital Health Solutions, to help Canadians access digital capabilities and innovations “to take care of their health and well-being,” according to a news release.

“We’re excited about launching this new business area to expand our extensive network of health care providers and digital capabilities to make it easier for Canadians to manage their health,” said Kevin Dougherty, president of Sun Life Financial Canada. “This new business area will connect Sun Life with technology startups and health care innovators to fast-track the development of new digital ideas in the health space to engage and help Canadians.”

The new business will be led by Chris Denys, senior vice president of possibilities, Digital Health Solutions, Sun Life Financial Canada. Denys most recently served as the chief financial officer for Sun Life in Canada.

“This new business area represents another significant step that Sun Life is taking to advance the company’s digital innovation strategy to support the well-being of Canadians,” Denys said. “It’s a great fit with our recently announced partnership with MaRS, North America’s largest urban innovation hub, and our development of Digital Benefits Assistant, which uses advanced analytics technology to provide the right solutions at the right time to Canadians through the channel of their choice.”

Digital Health Solutions will leverage the capabilities of Digital Benefits Assistant, according to the release. Digital Benefits Assistant is the first real-time decision management technology in the insurance industry to empower Canadians to take a more active role in managing their health, the release stated.

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