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(12) INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION PUBLISHED UNDER THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY (PCT) 




(19) World Intellectual Property Organization 

International Bureau 

wMMWw (10) International Publication Number 
(43) International Publication Date ^^gj^/ x\/r\ ">nno /moon A 1 

27 March 2008 (27.03.2008) PCT Z\)\)ci/i)3?>Zli\) AJ 



(51) International Patent Classification: 
G06Q 50/00 (2006.01) 

(21) International Application Number: 

PCT/IB2007/053760 

(22) International Filing Date: 

18 September 2007 (18.09.2007) 

(25) Filing Language: English 

(26) Publication Language: English 

(30) Priority Data: 

2006/07789 18 September 2006 (18.09.2006) ZA 

(71) Applicant (for all designated States except US): DIS- 
COVERY HOLDINGS LIMITED [ZA/ZA]; 155 West 
Street, 2196 Sandton (ZA). 

(72) Inventors; and 

(75) Inventors/ Applicants (for US only): POLLARD, Alan 

[ZA/ZA]; 11 Central Park, 39 1st Avenue, 2196 Illovo 
(ZA). NOSSEL, Craig [ZA/ZA]; 16 Craighall Road, 
Victory Park, 2195 Johannesburg (ZA). 

(74) Agents: SPOOR & FISHER et al; PO Box 454, 0001 
Pretoria (ZA). 

(81) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every 
kind of national protection available): AE, AG, AL, AM, 



AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, 
CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, 
EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, 
HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, 
LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, 
MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, 
OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, 
SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, 
UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW. 

(84) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every 
kind of regional protection available): ARIPO (BW, GH, 
GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, 
ZW), Eurasian (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, 
TM), European (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, 
ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, 
MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR), OAPI (BF, BJ, 
CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, 
TD, TG). 

Published: 

— with international search report (Art. 21(3)) 

(88) Date of publication of the international search report: 

27 August 2009 



^= (54) Title: A METHOD OF MANAGING THE WELLNESS OF AN ORGANISATION AND A SYSTEM THEREFOR 




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(57) Abstract: A method of managing the wellness of an organisation includes providing members of the organisation with access 
to a plurality of wellness related facilities and/or services and monitoring a plurality of wellness related criteria of the organisation. 

^ hi addition, awarding the organisation with an award depending on the results of the monitoring of the plurality of wellness relat- 
ed criteria and awarding members of the organisation with an award depending on the results of the monitoring of the plurality of 

^ wellness related criteria. 



INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT 



International application No. 
PCT/IB 07/53760 



A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER 
IPC(8)- G06Q 50/00 (2009.01) 

USPC- 705/3 

According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC 

B. FIELDS SEARCHED 

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols) 
USPC-705/3 



Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched 
USPC-705/1, 2, 4, 14 



Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used) 
PUBWEST (USPT, PGPB, EPAB, JPAB), Google 

Search Terms Used: wellness, organization or organisation, member, health, medical, monitor/check, award/incentive, preventative 
care, emergency, policy, human resources, counsel, absenteeism, database, HIV/AIDS. 



C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT 



Category* 



Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages 



Relevant to claim No. 



Y 
Y 



US 2005/0234742 A1 (Hodgdon) 20 October 2005 (20.10.2005) 

para [0011], [0022], [0024], [0027], [0040], [0045], [0047], [0056], [0057], [0067], [0072], [0074], 
[0095], [0106], [0111] 

US 2002/0049617 A1 (Lencki et al.) 25 April 2002 (25.04.2002) 
para [0009] 

US 2002/01 1 1827 A1 (Levin et al.) 15 August 2002 (15.08.2002) 
entire document 



1-3,5-12, 14, 15 



4, 13 
4, 13 

1-15 



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Further documents are listed in the continuation of Box C. 



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* Special categories of cited documents: 

"A" document defining the general state of the art which is not considered 

to be of particular relevance 
"E" earlier application or patent but published on or after the international 

filing date ' 

"L" document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is 
cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other 
special reason (as specified) 

"O" document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other 
means 

"P" document published prior to the international filing date but later than 



T" later document published after the international filing date or priority 
date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand 
the principle or theory underlying the invention 

"X" document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be 
considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive 
step when the document is taken alone 

"Y" document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be 
considered to involve an inventive step when the document is 
combined with one or more other such documents, such combination 
being obvious to a person skilled in the art 

document member of the same patent family 



Date of the actual completion of the international search 
13 March 2009 (13.03.2009) 


Date of mailing of the international search report 

2 4 MAR Z009 


Name and mailing address of the ISA/US 
Mail Stop PCT, Attn: ISA/US, Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 
Facsimile No. 571-273-3201 


Authorized officer: 

Lee W. Young 

PCT Helpdesk: 571-272-4300 
PCT OSP: 571-272-7774 



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