The Link Between Wellness and Work Injuries

Hays has the answer.

It was clear that the company needed a diabetes education program. Hays built a program and advised how to share privacy-protected Biometrics data with individual employees as well as aggregated employee-wide data to spur participation.

Over the next two years, the data turned completely around showing positive results, including a:

  • Significant increase in the number of A1C tests
  • Decrease in diabetic medical claims costs
  • Lower number of employees with high fasting blood glucose in the annual Biometric screenings

A welcome side benefit of the diabetes education program and its associated nutritional program was a negative trend in cholesterol levels and blood pressure results during annual screenings.

Biometric screenings, combined with targeted wellness programs, can help improve results.

Benefits for employees:

  • Convenient
  • Less expensive than doctor’s office screenings
  • Immediate results

Benefits for employers:

  • Easy integration into incentive programs
  • Demonstrates care for employee’s health and wellness
  • Creates baseline for employee health and future trend analysis

The next step.

A Biometric screening program can be a useful step in a carefully designed wellness program that truly helps people make positive health changes. Many people are not aware they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high blood sugar levels until they see the numbers in front of them. They become better informed, have an increased understanding of their health status, and receive recommendations to address their conditions.

As such, a Biometric screening program may be a smart investment in impacting employee health, which is why so many companies are offering financial incentives for Biometric screenings and wellness program participation.

Not bad for simply looking at a drop of blood.

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