How to Make Biometric Testing Quick, Easy and Effective

Biometric testing is what many employers use to determine the health of their employees.  Although biometric testing isn’t mandatory, it’s been used for decades by many companies to create in-house wellness programs.

A common misconception is that employers only start this testing to make insurance companies happy.  However, the reality is that many companies care about the health of their employees.  They see biometric testing as a way to motivate employees to take better care of themselves – eat healthier, exercise and relax. Countless studies have shown that healthy people work better, feel better and are able to manage stress better.

For a while, biometric screening consisted of lengthy and even invasive practices.  Many companies would hire employee wellness teams that used finger-pricking equipment and other uncomfortable forms of testing.  In addition to being uncomfortable for employees, results from these tests would take at least a week to process.

But today there’s biometric testing equipment that’s non-invasive, fast-acting and incredibly intelligent. Unlike outdated equipment, it provides health risk information and current health information in a format that’s easy for both testing administrators and employees to understand.

Companies Starting a Wellness Program are Relying on New Biometric Screening Methods

With testing equipment that uses modern technology and metrics, biometric screening is easier than ever.  Benefits of using non-invasive and intuitive testing equipment include …

  • higher percentage of participation in wellness program
  • higher percentage of retention in wellness program
  • no waiting time for results
  • more information about health and potential risks delivered with one test
  • output of charts and percentiles that are easy to understand

With these critical care tests, employees, employers and wellness program testers receive valuable health information immediately following the test.  This allows everyone to take necessary actions now instead of later.  It also allows wellness testing personnel to give more specific tests with the device at the employee’s consent.

That’s right – there are more tests than one available with new health monitoring equipment.  This means that if the biometric test returns information that needs to be further explored, it can be … right then and there.

In addition to performing biometric screening, critical care tests also perform ankle brachial index tests, cardiovascular fitness tests, arterial vascular tests, and analyses of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular system.

If you’re part of a wellness testing program or an employer interested in providing health tests to your employees, this new model of biometric testing deserves your attention.  Also, if you’re an employee and think it can benefit you and the people you work with, work with your employers to come up with a new wellness plan.

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