League partners with Vector Institute to improve platform’s AI capabilities

League's Michael Serbinis

Toronto-based League and the Vector Institute have partnered to offer resources in an effort to accelerate the development of machine learning and employee healthcare.

The two organizations will work together to offer on technical and strategic AI training and talent resourcing, both of which will be applied to League’s Healthcare Benefits Experience (HBX) platform. The result is to improve the personalized health recommendations and health plans League supplies to its members. Both organizations are hoping the partnership will provide them with access to the talent and knowledge they need to scale and commercialize various AI solutions.

“We share the same vision that AI will change how we interact with machines and data.”
– Mike Serbinis, League

“With insight from the Vector Institute, League will develop and advise on how AI can advance the way we deliver more personalized healthcare,” said Mike Serbinis, founder and CEO of League. “We share the same vision that AI will change how we interact with machines and data. Our goal is to apply this vision to our understanding of health and wellness throughout every stage of our lives.”

Using AI, machine learning, and other predictive techniques, League is creating fully personalized health recommendations and health plans for each member. League’s HBX platform allows employers, including Unilever, Uber, Shopify, and Lush Cosmetics, to offer personalized health recommendations to support employees’ health and wellness through a single access hub.

HBX aims to eliminate persistent issues associated with benefits by giving employees a centralized experience that aligns with their expectations for digital services, helping companies revolutionize their employee experience and turn health benefits into a competitive advantage.

League said its technology teams are currently working toward improving health benefits. The primary aspects of this work include creating health and benefits strategies, improving education around its programs, and using AI, machine learning, and other predictive techniques to create a more personalized health benefits experience.

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“The Vector Institute’s sponsors include some of Canada’s most promising and innovative new companies like League and create many exciting job opportunities for the local AI community. They have demonstrated capabilities as nimble AI solution providers for Canadian and international enterprises,” said Garth Gibson, president and CEO of the Vector Institute. “League’s participation in the Vector community will provide them with access to the talent and knowledge they need to help them scale and commercialize game-changing AI solutions.”

“The League platform is quite instrumental in personalizing an employee’s health care journey, providing exceptional customer experience and driving better results for all health care stakeholders, all while maximizing the investment for employers, who can now replace multiple-point solutions with this one centralized platform,” said Clare Walker, principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan, which gave League the 2019 North America Customer Value Leadership Award in June.

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