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Scripps Health Enhances Employee Wellness Program With Home Testing Solutions From BioIQ
Date:1/13/2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- BioIQ announced today that Scripps Health, a $2 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif., has elected to enhance its employee wellness program for the second consecutive year by offering home test kits from BioIQ and Alere(R).

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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. Test results are presented via personal health dashboards, securely accessible through BioIQ's Web site. The results from the BioIQ tests can also be automatically loaded into Alere's Wellness Solutions and accessed via a cohesive single-sign-on process.

About Scripps Health

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 12,300 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of clinics, physician offices and outpatient centers.

About BioIQ

BioIQ is a health care information technology company that develops and markets medical diagnostic solutions through corporate, institutional and direct-to-consumer channels. Customers use BioIQ products to monitor or screen for diabetes, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, thyroid disorder, osteoporosis, and other chronic health conditions. Complete information about BioIQ health screening programs can be downloaded here.

About Alere

Alere provides services that include wellness, healthy living, productivity improvement and complex care management as well as case management of acute and catastrophic conditions to health plans, employers, and government agencies.


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