Since today's theme is simplification, I'll get straight to the point: three ways to simplify biometric screenings:
Stick with fingerstick screenings. This is your best option for two reasons. First, it's less invasive than a full blood draw, requiring only a few drops of blood. (Your needle-phobic employees will thank you.) Second, participants receive their results within minutes, allowing for crucial on-site health education.
Advertise off-site screening options. Your screening vendor should help you plan for employees who can't attend the on-site screening. It's important for everyone to know their numbers, even if they work remotely.
Use the latest technology. Ask your screening vendor how data is collected at screening events. Our screeners use tablet devices to transmit data in real time -- it's faster, more accurate, and more secure. If your vendor is still using pencil and paper, ask a few tough questions. How do they ensure accuracy? How quickly can they upload data to a third party?