Wellable’s Verification Form enables users to securely self-report the completion of annual physicals, flu shots, dental and vision exams, or any other clinical events. Employees are only required to populate basic information about their visit, with no option to submit protected health information.
Authorized program administrators can periodically import a file that identifies employees who complete preventive care, incentivizing employees to take early action for optimal health.
Wellable can automatically award points or incentives for the completion of clinical events based on claims data from an employer’s health plan. Additional fees for the configuration of data exchanges may apply.
Despite the inefficacy of biometric screenings, some organizations continue to invest in them instead of encouraging employees to receive annual physicals, which are, in many ways, more comprehensive screenings with the added benefit of building a patient-physician relationship.
Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that BMI is a misleading measure for 18% of the country.
The low reliability of biometric screenings limits the ability to detect conditions early enough to impact treatment trajectory, and very few exams result in a lifesaving story.
It is intuitive to assume that “knowing their numbers” will motivate employees to adopt healthy habits, yet there is no empirical evidence to prove this.
Annual physicals allow for the development of patient-physician relationships, whereas biometric screenings do not.