Empowering Personalized Health Management: The Role of Biometric Screenings & Follow-up Programming
Updated: Jul 21
Written by: Dana Wisniewski, MS | Health Promotion Manager | AdvantageHealth Corporation
Prioritizing employee health and wellbeing has become essential for organizations. Employee wellness programs have evolved to address the unique needs of individuals, and biometric screenings, along with follow-up programming, have emerged as powerful tools for enabling personalized health management.
By leveraging biometric data and implementing targeted interventions, employers can empower employees to take proactive steps towards optimizing their wellbeing. In this blog post, we will explore how biometric screenings and follow-up programming contribute to personalized health management.
Assessing Baseline Health: Biometric screenings serve as the foundation for personalized health management. These screenings measure various physiological indicators such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, body mass index (BMI), and blood glucose. By collecting this baseline data, employers gain valuable insights into the health status of their workforce. Identifying potential health risks early allows for timely interventions and tailored support.
Targeted Interventions: Follow-up programming plays a crucial role in personalized health management. Employers can design targeted interventions based on the aggregated, de-identified data gathered from biometric screenings. For example, if a significant number of employees have elevated cholesterol levels, a comprehensive nutrition education program or a cooking workshop focusing on heart-healthy recipes can be implemented. By addressing specific health concerns identified through biometric screenings, employers can support employees in making sustainable lifestyle changes.
Individualized Health Recommendations: Once biometric data is collected, AdvantageHealth can provide employees with personalized health recommendations based on their screening results. We partner with Chef Marshall O'Brien, a nutritional wellness chef, to provide personalized, self-study programs for employees. Participants choose from 4 focus areas: Weight control, cholesterol, blood pressure, or glucose/Diabetes. Each program includes: 10-15 minute video, 2-page article, and a 10-recipe e-cookbook. This option allows your employees to work on the topic most important to them and at their own pace. Once selected, their selected program is emailed directly to their inbox.
Health Coaching and Support: Providing employees with access to health coaching and ongoing support is vital for personalized health management. Trained professionals can work closely with individuals, understanding their unique challenges and helping them set realistic goals. Health coaching sessions can offer guidance, motivation, and accountability, ensuring that employees stay on track and make progress towards their health objectives.
Regular Monitoring and Progress Tracking: Biometric screenings are not a one-time event; they should be incorporated into a larger framework of ongoing health monitoring. Regular follow-up screenings can be conducted to track progress and identify any changes in health indicators. This enables employees to visualize their progress, celebrate achievements, and make adjustments as needed. It also allows employers to evaluate the effectiveness of their wellness programs and make data-driven decisions for program enhancements.
Biometric screenings and follow-up programming are powerful tools for personalized health management within employee wellness programs. By using these tools, organizations can identify individual health risks, provide tailored recommendations, implement targeted interventions, and offer ongoing support to employees. This approach empowers individuals to take control of their health, leading to improved wellbeing, reduced healthcare costs, and increased productivity. By investing in personalized health management, organizations can foster a culture of wellness and create a positive impact on their workforce.
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Dana Wisniewski, MS, has worked with AdvantageHealth for 12 years. From designing wellness programs for CO's largest school district with over 12,000 employees to health coaching one-on-one, she specializes in cultivating a healthy, thriving workplace. She holds certifications in yoga teacher training, mediation teacher training, personal training and wellness coaching and has published three books.