MINNEAPOLIS, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2010, HealthFitness provided biometric screening to more than 138,000 workers for clients across the country. A post-screening survey of participants gave the HealthFitness screening process an approval rating of greater than 99 percent. Overall, the survey showed that more than 98 percent of the screening participants planned to take steps toward changing unhealthy behaviors that lead to health risks.
"We see the screening as an integral part of the overall process of health management. It is a vital first contact between HealthFitness and the participants," said HealthFitness President and CEO Paul Lotharius. "A high approval rating at the screening level is important if participants are to establish an ongoing relationship with us." After the screening, most participants received health advising to help them interpret their biometric information and make some decisions about what should be their next steps.
In 2010, HealthFitness also provided on-site or telephonic health advising to 164,724 participants. HealthFitness offers trained health advisers to participants completing a screening event or health risk assessment to interpret the results, providing referrals to the health resources needed to ensure the participants' biometric numbers are within healthy ranges.
HealthFitness' standard screenings include body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglycerides and blood sugar levels. Screenings usually take place at the worksite and the confidential results are uploaded to the participant's health risk assessment.
HealthFitness, a subsidiary of The Trustmark Companies, is an award-winning provider of integrated health promotion and fitness management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, the health care industry and individual consumers. With 30-plus years of experience, HealthFitness partners with employers to effectively manage health care and productivity costs by improving individual health and well-being. HealthFitness provides a portfolio of solutions, including best-in-class integration, INSIGHT® Health Risk Assessments, screenings, EMPOWERED™ Health Coaching and fitness facility design and management. For more information on HealthFitness, visit www.hfit.com.