SANTA BARBARA, Calif. BioIQ, a provider of health test kits and medical data management solutions, on Tuesday announced that Scripps Health has elected to enhance its employee wellness program for the second consecutive year by offering home test kits from BioIQ and Alere.
Scripps employees who choose to participate in the organization’s wellness program are required to start by completing an annual wellness assessment, which checks their biometric numbers to monitor their risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other serious conditions. Employees may complete their annual assessment on site at a Scripps facility, or if they prefer, via a home test kit at their convenience.
“Scripps’ goal with the home test kits was to achieve an overall employee participation rate of 50 percent for the diabetes and cholesterol screening,” said Hamilton Mears, manager of corporate wellness and health promotion at Scripps Health. “The home testing program contributed toward our efforts to reach this goal.”
With the BioIQ home test kits, participants supply a small blood sample via a prick of the finger and mail the samples to a certified laboratory.