What is a biometric screening?
As healthcare costs continue to rise and chronic conditions are increasingly prevalent among America’s workforce, biometric screenings can help create a culture of wellness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 86% of all US healthcare expenditures are for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions. Biometric screenings help identify individuals with health risks before they become high-cost claimants, and give those individuals an opportunity for health improvement.
At Quest Diagnostics, we complete over 3.5 million biometric screenings every year, through venipuncture and fingerstick onsite screenings, physician results forms for screening with a primary care physician, as well as at-home screening options including hemoglobin A1c. Most importantly, we offer the screening option that most cannot match, our nationwide network of 2,200 Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers.
Why are biometric screenings important?
To improve employee health and reduce healthcare spending, employers should use comprehensive population health solutions that focus on early identification through biometric screenings. With the insights from annual screenings, organizations can tailor benefits offerings to fit the needs of their populations.
How do we begin planning a biometric screening program?
As a leader in biometric screenings with over 3.5 million participants screened every year, Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness has the experience to guide your wellness program planning. To get started, there are 5 main questions to consider that will help you design a Blueprint for Wellness® that fits the needs of your organization.
Should we offer venipuncture or fingerstick screenings?
Convenience is the key to starting and keeping employees on the quest for better health, but deciding what screening method(s) are appropriate for your population can be challenging. Let us help you compare popular collection methods so you can select the right one for your organization.