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Bellin Health partners with Integrated Health 21 in performing Health Risk Assessments (HRA’s). Integrated Health 21 does 200,000 HRA's yearly and has resources across the US to help coordinate employee testing.
The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is a tool that helps employees understand their health risks. You can do this by filling out a questionnaire and getting a biometric screening. Employers typically conduct testing at their site. However, Bellin Health has the capability to organize testing at our HRA and Bellin Health Clinics.
Getting a health risk assessment (HRA) offers several benefits for individuals. Here are some of the key benefits:
Understanding Health Risks: A health risk assessment helps people know their potential health risks. By answering questions and doing a health check, individuals can learn about different parts of their health. This includes genes, family medical history, current health problems, and lifestyle factors. Knowing these risks helps doctors give personalized advice and actions to reduce them.
- Early Detection of Health Issues: Biometric screening in an HRA checks a person's health by measuring blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight. It enables early detection of health problems for quick treatment. Finding problems early is important for stopping them from getting worse and making people healthier.
- Personalized Health Recommendations: Healthcare professionals use health risk assessment results to provide personalized advice and recommendations for improving health. This may involve making changes to lifestyle, diet, and exercise, as well as referring to specialists if needed. By following these recommendations, people can actively work towards better health and well-being.
- Tracking Health Changes Over Time: Health risk assessments compare an individual's health risks over time. This helps people see how their health has changed and if any interventions or lifestyle changes have worked. Tracking health changes can motivate and encourage people to keep making good choices for their health.
- Population Health Insights: Health risk assessments also provide valuable insights at a population level. Reports from HRAs can show health strengths and risks, give demographic info, and find trends in a group. This data can help create specific wellness programs to improve the health of a group of people.
Components of an HRA
The questionnaire is designed to gather information about various aspects of an individual's personal health. It aims to assess the potential health risks that a person may be exposed to, such as genetic predispositions, family medical history, or existing health conditions. By understanding these risks, healthcare professionals can provide personalized recommendations and interventions to mitigate them.
A biometric screening is a health check that collects specific measurements to assess a person's health. A provider measures health by taking blood pressure readings, drawing blood samples to check cholesterol and other indicators, and assessing weight. Biometric screening provides health information and detects risks. Healthcare professionals can then use this information to give personalized advice and help the person improve their health.
The biometric measurements obtained via a venipuncture blood draw include:
- Blood Chemistries that include: Albumin, Bilirubin, Calcium, BUN, Creatinine, Globulin, SGOT(AST), SGPT (ALT), LDH, Total Protein and Uric Acid
- HDL (High-density Lipoprotein)
- LDL (Low-density Lipoprotein)
- Total Cholesterol
- Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
- Optional for Males: PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen)
The Integrated Health 21 HRA uses a point system to measure health. It was created in 1991 by comparing healthcare costs to health risks. The system is based on 9 measurable factors and uses a 100 point scale.
The scoring table is regularly updated based on research. The questionnaire includes questions about exercise, alcohol, stress, and sleep, but these answers don't affect the total score. The subjective questions are helpful if the participant is working with a Health Coach to discuss their health.
Individual Health Risk Reports
All participants will receive a health risk report approximately 3 weeks after the health screening date. The individual health risk report includes:
- An easy to read report with individual results and the Integrated Health 21 Scoring Table
- A protocol for medical referrals and behavior alternatives (if any reported results require a provider attention, it will be indicated as a “medical alert”)
- Comparison information allowing the participant to track changes in their health risks from year to year
- “Your Guide to a Healthier, More Vibrant Life” - a guidebook for understanding the HRA results.
The Executive Summary is an aggregate report summarizing all of the participants' average health risks. The report is available approximately 3 weeks after the last participant completed their HRA. The aggregate report includes:
- The average score of all participants and how it compares to the Integrated Health 21 National Average.
- Identifying health strengths and risks of the population
- Identifying wellness program interests
- The population demographics (i.e. average age, percent males, percent females, number of new participants)
- Identifying trends in the co-hort group of participants