Wellness & Biometric Screening

Employers have incorporated biometric health screening into wellness programs with increasing frequency over the past several years to help promote a healthier and more productive workforce. Most screening programs include measurement of vital signs, blood testing, body mass index (BMI), and a screening questionnaire. These basic parameters aid in identifying potential risks, provide information for the employee, and help guide their physician to focus on certain areas or the need for a more detailed evaluation. Screenings target health risks such as obesity, smoking, predisposition to heart disease, or diabetes. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines biometric screening as “the measurement of physical characteristics such as height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and aerobic fitness tests that can be [...]

2018-02-21T14:12:36+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Occupational Medicine, Wellness|