Biometrics and Wellness Screenings
What Is Biometric Screening?
Biometric screenings or wellness screenings – patient have their blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglycerides, blood glucose, and BMI, weight measured or checked. These measurements are then compared to normal healthy averages.
What Are the Benefits of Biometric Testing?
- Health promotion
- Health awareness
- Health education
Primary reason is that health screenings have been shown to reduce overall medical costs by identifying risk factors and patients that need added health coaching services. Another goal of biometric screening is early detection and intervention. Pharmacists must be certified to provide these services.
Knowledge is power. When you know your numbers, you can be in control of your healthcare. Biometric screening is just one more tool to help you live a healthy life.