Wellness Screening Trends
Employers demand interoperability among wellness vendors, use data to drive behavioral change in member populations. According to the recent BioIQ 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.