FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Pulse, the habits-focused well-being company, today announced a partnership with Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, to seamlessly integrate biometric screening data into the Virgin Pulse employee well-being platform. Biometric screenings are a key component of organizations' holistic well-being programs, helping employees understand their health risks and providing employers actionable insights on the health of their workforce.
Biometric data integrates with the Virgin Pulse platform and triggers personalized recommendations for each user, tailored to their individual health needs, risks, and priorities. In addition, employees can track their health status over time, set realistic goals, and uncover potential health issues. The partnership with Quest Diagnostics will provide:
- Full range of biometric screening services and collection methods
- Four different screening options: onsite, at-home, physician offices, and Patient Service Centers nationwide
- Daily data updates from Quest Diagnostics into the Virgin Pulse platform
- More robust reporting within the Virgin Pulse platform, including biometric data
"A holistic approach to well-being isn't complete without knowing and understanding our individual health risks," said Ron Hildebrandt, Senior Vice President, Products at Virgin Pulse. "That's why we're so pleased to offer our customers integration with Quest Diagnostics top-tier biometric screenings. Armed with a clear picture of their health risks, our customers and their employees will be able to take steps to improve their health and overall well-being in ways that matter to them."
"The Quest Diagnostics relationship with Virgin Pulse will provide their clients with insights which empower better health outcomes for their employees," said Steve Laczynski, Vice President of Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness Services. "Our collaboration with Virgin Pulse will allow us to provide more innovative and integrated solutions which will help the customers we serve achieve healthier outcomes for their employees."
Quest Diagnostics has 2,200 Patient Service Centers across the country and touches the lives of 30 percent of American adults each year. With unmatched national reach and proven accuracy, Quest Diagnostics is the ideal partner to help employers and employees alike measure health risks objectively and reliably at the individual level.
Integration with Quest Diagnostics is available to all current and prospective Virgin Pulse customers. For more information, please visit www.virginpulse.com.
About Virgin Pulse Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson's famed Virgin Group, replenishes employees with tools that help them build better habits. With its award-winning, online platform, the company cultivates daily habits and sustainable behavior change that help people thrive at work and across all aspects of life. Unlike narrowly-focused employee health and engagement solutions, Virgin Pulse creates more meaningful habits and drives greater utilization across HR investments, delivering a better quality of life for employees and better health, increased productivity, and improved culture for employers. More than 250 industry leaders representing more than 2 million employees have selected Virgin Pulse's programs to replenish their people and ignite their business. Learn more at www.virginpulse.com.
About Quest Diagnostics Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 45,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com.
SOURCE Virgin Pulse