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The Problem of Causation and How to Solve It
A worker complains of lumbar strain. He says it happened while he was lifting something at work. He’s been out of work now for 12 days and doesn’t seem to be improving. Sound familiar?
Using Innovative Tools to Diagnose Workers’ Comp Injuries
Some workers' comp professionals are using technology to develop innovations in getting injured workers back on the job.
Latest Top 10 Injury List Shows Need for Newer, Better Diagnostic Technologies
The latest report on workers’ compensation costs is staggering. Employers are spending nearly $60 billion annually on medical and indemnity costs for the top 10 non-fatal injuries. That equates to more than $1 billion per week — and that’s only the direct costs. When you add in indirect costs the figure is more than twice that amount.
Prepping to Hit the Ground Running!
This coming week is a busy one for us as we’ll be traveling the country to spread the word about the revolutionary technology that is helping injured workers and payers alike. I’ll be in San Antonio for RIMS, while Dr. MaryRose Reaston will be presenting at the Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference & Expo.
Toys ‘R’ Us Demise Should Serve as Warning to WC Stakeholders
The announcement that Toys ‘R’ Us is closing its U.S. stores is a sad tale indeed. But it also holds valuable lessons for all industries, including workers’ compensation.
Latest MSD Stats Point to Crucial Need for Early Diagnosis
Prolonged, undue suffering for injured workers and significant, unnecessary costs for payers can be largely eliminated. The technology for quick, objective assessments of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is not only available, but has already been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.
Congrats to Jason Allen, Travis Biggert on Risk and Insurance Power Broker Awards!
Jason Allen “goes 120 percent for his clients.” Travis Biggert is “probably the most proactive individual I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.”
Guest Post: Tele, On-Demand Services Offer Better Treatment Outcomes for Injured Workers
Telehealth, telemedicine, teletriage, telerehab — you name it, and it’s becoming more of a presence in workers’ compensation. Efforts to provide faster and more appropriate medical care to injured workers are expected to increase exponentially in 2018.
Conference Highlights Workers’ Compensation Win-Wins
Having just returned from our annual conference I can’t tell you how excited I am. For the last few years we’ve been hearing about the successes our client companies are having, but to see the latest data and hear their enthusiasm was truly gratifying.
2017 Innovation Awards: Emerge Diagnostics Telemedicine Program
Anyone in the medical field will say a major disadvantage of telemedicine is that a doctor cannot touch a patient to accurately gauge pain or measure discomfort.
Emerge Diagnostics Inc., a 2017 Business Insurance Innovation Awards winner, began to bridge that gap earlier this year with a telemedicine service that attaches sensors that go from the patient to a computer manned by a technician, through the internet and onward to a doctor who can check for muscle spasms via readings in the same way an electrocardiogram detects a heart rate.