At the start of each year, approximately 25 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. According to Forbes, the most popular resolutions are primarily self-improvement (living healthier, losing weight, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, etc.). Although only a small percent, about 8 percent, of people meet their goals, it is still important to spend time thinking about how you can better your quality of life and improve your wellness.
Health goals should be designed to be met at a pace that works for the individual and shouldn’t be bound to any calendar year. As we start 2022, it is a great time to set up an appointment to meet with your physician and make sure you are on top of your preventative screenings and wellness checks.
It is estimated that more than 114 million Americans are living with an undiagnosed disease, and millions more live with chronic conditions that need consistent, reliable monitoring. With new technology, taking routine and preventative tests is easy and can be performed in the convenience of the home. Communicating with a licensed physician about concerns and test results just takes an Internet connection and a telehealth app.
BioIQ was founded with a mission to change the US healthcare system for consumers, employers, and health plans. Our turn-key health screening solutions enables employees and member participants to easily take control of their well-being and stay ahead of any health challenges in a single self-obtained blood sample. For example, our Wellness Panel and Wellness Panel Lite is a simple, self-administered test which participants can complete from the comfort and safety of their home. The panels include tests for:
- A1c: Hemoglobin A1c is used to test a person’s average blood sugar over the past 3 months. Elevated levels are associated with higher blood sugar levels and can be used to screen for pre-diabetes and diabetes.
- Lipid Panel: Blood fats like cholesterol, Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides can be used to determine risk for heart attacks and stroke.
- HS-CRP: Measurement of C-Reactive protein (CRP) aids in evaluation of stress, trauma, infection, and inflammation.
- Cotinine: Cotinine is a major metabolite of nicotine that can be used as a marker for active smoking and as an index for environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure, otherwise known as passive smoking.
Let’s face it, healthcare needs to change. With BioIQ’s holistic health management solutions, employees and member populations can discover and manage conditions, and take ownership of their health.
We offer a wide selection of test kits, health assessments, and wellness vaccinations available for at-home use or at a pharmacy near you. By providing convenient options to access healthcare services, health plans can achieve clinical adherence for preventable and treatable conditions.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can partner in 2022 to help you and your population be in the 8 percent of those who reach their goals, complete their resolutions, and experience better health outcomes.