The Value of Health Risk Assessment Data
Data that drives population health in the right direction
Health risk assessment data is one lane in the big data highway. When gathering population health data, you may look at:
- Electronic health records
- Claims data
- Genomic databases
- Consumer data
- Health risk assessment data
- And more
Health and lifestyle data helps wellness and population health managers target interventions to individuals with certain conditions or whose health habits pose a significant risk to future health.
The WellSuite® IV health risk assessment (HRA) collects self-reported health and lifestyle data such as diet, sleep, sitting, mood-altering drugs like alcohol and relaxants, happiness, and change readiness. Our clients use this data as they map out targeted, effective next steps for their populations.
All health professionals rely on self-reported data when they ask about pain, collect family history, or ask questions to identify alcohol abuse. They need the person to tell them about their symptoms before they can know what course of action to take. Asking someone about their health habits can uncover a risk for future conditions like obesity, stroke, heart attack, cancer, or depression.
- Use an NCQA-certified HRA that asks evidence-based questions
- Ensure security and privacy
- Adhere to health literacy and health equity standards
Wellness and health professionals can confidently use self-reported data to design programs and messaging that will resonate with their populations when questions are asked in this manner. And when an HRA asks individuals if they are ready to change their habits, population health professionals can use this self-reported information to tailor their intervention approach.
Around-the-Clock Data Access
At Wellsource, clients always own their data, and we provide customizable and flexible reporting that they can access 24/7/365.
Wellsource clients can learn a lot about individuals by studying WellSuite® IV HRA data, including:
- Lifestyle practices including exercise, nutrition practices, tobacco use, alcohol use, and stress management
- Overall health as measured by sick days and self-perception of productivity and health
- Risk of future costly conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and psychological distress.
- Change readiness to tailor messaging and interventions that meet individuals where they are at in terms of willingness to take action
This data allows clients to be proactive, rather than reactive. It identifies and predicts risk factors for preventable chronic conditions. Combined with readiness to change data, clients can pinpoint and prioritize the best programs and interventions for their populations.