With BioIQ’s “total health management” offering, participants can screen for chronic diseases, track vital health care metrics and instantly follow up with health care professionals.
BioIQ, a leading provider of health data management services, has introduced a new generation of corporate wellness solutions that include at-home testing for employees and analysis of aggregate health statistics for employers. Developed to work in conjunction with existing corporate wellness initiatives, BioIQ’s programs help organizations screen large numbers of employees and dependents quickly and affordably to detect chronic diseases such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. BioIQ’s biometric screening programs include either at-home or on-site testing services, online health assessments, live customer support, health coach follow-up, electronic health records, and a complete communications plan for encouraging participation with employees and dependents.
“BioIQ is the first company to combine the convenience of home testing with a proven program for engaging participants and following up with high-risk individuals via a complimentary health-coach service,” said Justin Bellante, CEO of BioIQ. “The entire process is managed as a single service: signing up participants, delivering test kits, presenting lab results, and sending reminders to keep people involved. We remove the barriers to getting tested and give individuals convenient, practical resources for improving their health.”
If recent health statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are any indication, BioIQ’s end-to-end health screening programs couldn’t have come along at a better time. According to a 2007 study, 25 percent of America’s workforce has cardiovascular disease, 26 percent tested positive for high blood pressure, 30 percent suffer from high cholesterol, 38 percent are overweight and 6 percent are diabetic.
In an effort to reverse these alarming statistics, two thirds of all U.S. companies offer wellness programs that include smoking cessation programs, nutrition advice and gym memberships. What’s lacking in these programs is hard biometric data that employees can use as a yardstick to measure improvement. Many physicians recommend an A1c or Fasting Glucose test to screen for diabetes and a complete cholesterol panel to reveal an individual’s risk for heart disease. BioIQ lets employees and dependents conduct these tests at home by supplying a few drops of blood to a unique sample platform. After dropping the samples in the mail they are processed by a certified laboratory.
BioIQ’s biometric screening programs begin with a complete health risk assessment to put test results into a personalized context. Results are presented to participants via personal health dashboards, securely accessible through BioIQ’s informative website. Participants receive practical advice on prevention, risk factors, and lifestyle changes to encourage good health.
In addition to easy-to-understand lab reports, each participant receives a discussion form to share with his or her physician. They can call a health coach via a toll-free number if they have questions. To culminate the program, BioIQ generates aggregate reports that enable HR managers to see which risk factors are most prevalent within their member populations, and to make corresponding adjustments to their health care programs.
Press Contact: David Baum
Director of Communications, BioIQ