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ROI vs VOI

As the National Sales Manager for Impact Health, I am often asked, “What can we expect as a return on our investment (ROI)?” My answer to them has always been, “Determination of ROI for wellness programs has proven to be elusive. This is well documented. Our position is that the value wellness brings to an

WFPBD: An Intervention That Works

In a recent post I shared the observation that many companies do not capture data to measure efficacy of intervention programs. The reality is that members of “at risk” populations will choose a number of paths. These include: • Doing nothing • Engaging in a clinically directed intervention • Engaging in a group activity •

The Evolution of Biometric Screening

The advantage of time is “perspective”. As I look back over a 35+ year career I realize that I have lived through an evolutionary process. Starting my career in clinical laboratory medicine the question “what do you do?” was easily answered. Leaving the hospital environment and transitioning into “health screening and education” raised more questions

Biometric Quality Control: A Primer

Adherence to quality control protocol is common in clinical laboratory testing. However, in the arena of worksite biometric screening there are misconceptions and general misunderstanding. Biometric screeners are often asked how often they calibrate testing instrumentation. The fact is that point of care testing instruments are “calibrated” by the manufacturer.  A calibration curve is used

Biometric Misconception

Wellness programs utilize biometric screening as the foundation for engagement, enrollment and education. Biometric results e.g. lipid values, glucose, blood pressure and BMI values are compared to nationally accepted normal ranges. The program participant is made aware how these values relate to their personal risk for metabolic and cardiovascular illness. A service commonly provided by