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Why are annual biometric screenings important?

When it comes to employer-sponsored biometric screenings, we are often asked why employers should provide yearly screenings to employees and their spouses/domestic partners. Screening data not only provides a foundation for employer wellness program evaluations, but the downstream cost-savings may also justify the investment in employee well-being. 

Biometric screenings help individuals improve their health

Download our Frequency of Biometric Screenings Genius Sheet below to see the levels of health improvement in the Quest Diagnostics database for key health measures. 

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The value of biometric screenings

Our country faces epidemics of inactivity, obesity, and diabetes, and annual biometric screenings can help close the gap in missing laboratory and claims data.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70% of medical decisions depend on laboratory test results.1

Biometric health screenings serve as the starting point for health improvement in 3 critical ways:

  • Identify health risks that may have been otherwise unknown to individuals.
  • Connect individuals to the in-network care they need based on clinical values to manage existing conditions
  • Empower better health by funneling individuals into the appropriate health improvement programs and employer-sponsored offerings based on laboratory results.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Strengthening clinical laboratories. Accessed August 4, 2020. Updated November 15, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/strengthening-clinical-labs.html

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The data is clear

Individuals who participate in yearly biometric screenings see improvement in important health metrics year over year.