Navigation Links
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).

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080826/LATU074)

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.


'/>"/>
SOURCE BioIQ
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Scripps Research Institute and IAVI launch worlds first dedicated HIV neutralizing antibody center
2. Scripps Translational Science Institute Contributes to Discovery of Predisposition Gene for Childhood Cancer
3. Scripps research team unravels new cellular repair mechanism
4. Scripps Research scientists find seizure drug reverses cellular effects
5. Scripps Memorial Hospital Nurses Throw Out CNA
6. Scripps Florida scientists develop a process to disrupt hepatitis C virion production
7. Scripps research team wins $4M grant to study effects of chronic marijuana use
8. Scripps Florida awarded $7.6 million grant to develop novel treatment for Parkinsons disease
9. Scripps research scientists devise approach that stops HIV at earliest stage of infection
10. Scripps scientists peg wind as the force behind fish booms and busts
11. Scripps scientists find calcium channel blockers help normalize lysosomal storage disease cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who ... Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, ... remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and ... Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect ... a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to ... ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss ... plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the ... AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in ... topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... a startling report released today, National Safety Council research ... proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report ... The report contains up to date financial data derived from ... of major trends with potential impact on the market during ... market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and country ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... report to their offering. ... favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing ... serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The ... sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: