Employers demand interoperability among wellness vendors, use data to drive behavioral change in member populations.
BioIQ, a healthcare technology company, today revealed the results of its fifth-annual Wellness Trendssurvey. Over 150 HR professionals, health insurance brokers, and wellness professionals participated in the survey, the results of which were discussed during a recent BioIQ webinar: “Top Wellness and Screening Trends for 2015.“
According to the survey, most employers procure wellness services from multiple wellness vendors. However, less then one quarter of these vendors share wellness data among themselves to increase program effectiveness. The BioIQ technology platform addresses this interoperability challenge by collecting data from biometric screening programs and health risk assessments, then exchanging electronic health records among wellness vendors and health plans. Statistics gathered from the survey confirmed that this type of interoperability is critical to achieving successful health outcomes for wellness participants.
“Until recently, wellness programs were focused only on maximizing participation in annual health screening programs,” said Justin Bellante, CEO at BioIQ. “Now that wellness administrators have helped their populations achieve higher engagement and have collected more data, they want to make better use of that data to monitor and improve both individual and population health outcomes. Doing this effectively requires a data hub such as BioIQ that can orchestrate a fluid interchange of incentive and wellness data among vendors.”
Employers, health plans, and other institutions rely on BioIQ to help them measure and improve population health, with the goal of detecting and ultimately preventing chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. For example, BioIQ helps health plans comply with federal quality initiatives such as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), and also automates health screening and wellness programs for employers. BioIQ data management capabilities play a key role in all of these programs.
The BioIQ technology platform engages members, connects them to measurement solutions, integrates lab results, tracks rewards/incentives, and displays private health results through personal dashboards, accessible via computers and mobile devices. Wellness administrators receive real-time data on population health trends, while participants receive targeted recommendations to improve their health via complementary wellness programs such as customized education curriculum, health coaching, disease management, smoking cessation, and diet/weight loss programs. Tracking health metrics over time becomes the basis for achieving health improvement goals—both for individuals and for the member population.
BioIQ’s 2015 Wellness Trends webinar, now available on demand, reveals the top trends in wellness and screening, along with supporting best practices and insights.
BioIQ is a healthcare technology company that enables organizations to connect with their populations, measure vital health metrics, and achieve health improvement goals. BioIQ works with some of the largest employers and health companies in the nation. Since its inception in 2005, it has launched thousands of successful health improvement programs serving millions of participants.
Press Contact: David Baum
Director of Communications, BioIQ