biometric health screening

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Definition - What does biometric health screening mean?

Biometric health screening is a process used to collect information regarding an individual's physical characteristics, or biometric information. During a biometric health screening, information such as a person's height, body mass, and blood glucose may be collected. Biometric health screenings are often used as a tool to evaluate worker's health as a part of an employee's worksite health and wellness program.

SureHire explains biometric health screening

The data collected during a biometric screening may include direct physical measurements such as height and weight as well as other biological information. Common health factors measured during a biometric screening are blood pressure, height and weight, and waist circumference. Tests of the individual's blood glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol levels are also usually performed. A biometric screening may include other tests as well.

The information obtained through biometric health screenings are included in a person's personal health assessment. This information can then be used to identify disease risk factors or develop and individualized wellness plan for the individual. Because the information collected during a biometric health screening is personal health information, it is kept confidential. The employee may be provided a copy of any results of his or her health screening. Otherwise, the information may only be shared with the screened person's consent.

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