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January 03, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
ICD-11 classifies burnout as an occupational condition

Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified workplace burnout in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), the manual physicians use to assign a diagnosis for treatment and medical billing. The update…

January 03, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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October 18, 2019
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Strategies for improving mental health at the workplace

The first step toward improving mental health issues in the workplace is to raise awareness of these conditions and identify ways to assist those needing treatment. Sometimes, employers are surprised to learn the scale and scope of mental illnes…

October 18, 2019 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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September 27, 2019
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
First responder legislation trend continues

The introduction and passage of legislation across the country impacting benefits for first responders continues to be a trend in 2019. These bills primarily focus on cancer presumptions, mental health coverage, the expansion of covered first respond…

September 27, 2019 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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September 20, 2019
Neil Baldwin, Head of UK Retail and Adrian Cartwright-Bain, UK Managing Director, Commercial
Supporting World Alzheimer’s Day

There are nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To raise awareness about this terrible disease, the Alzheimer’s Society is campaigning to highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and raise funds to support vital resear…

September 20, 2019 by Neil Baldwin, Head of UK Retail and Adrian Cartwright-Bain, UK Managing Director, Commercial
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August 30, 2019
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
The age of accountability

An important judgement on opioids in Oklahoma While the country is still experiencing the devastating impact of a full-fledged opioid epidemic in 2019, the day may have arrived for a select group of drug manufacturers to face court-mandated restitut…

August 30, 2019 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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August 23, 2019
Dr. Reema Hammoud
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Gabapentin and Lyrica: Safer alternatives for pain management?

The opioid epidemic in this country has left prescribers looking for pain treatment alternatives, and one emerging option has been anticonvulsants known as gabapentinoids (e.g. gabapentin and Lyrica®, also known as pregabalin). With a need for option…

August 23, 2019 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy
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August 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Increasing awareness of the impact of PTSD in the workplace

(DMEC) - One of the most heartwarming commercials on air today features a veteran at an animal shelter surveying dogs available for adoption. While most of the dogs are playfully vying for attention, he notices one dog with soulful eyes, quietly rest…

August 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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July 11, 2019
Beth Burry
AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
Five important elements of a strong return-to-work program

When an employee gets injured on the job, helping them return to work as quickly and safely as possible is the top priority. The longer they stay off work, claim costs rise and productivity is impacted. Studies show that the longer an injured employe…

July 11, 2019 by Beth Burry, AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
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May 30, 2019
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
Comorbidities and workplace injuries: Three ways to improve outcomes

The path to recovery after a workplace injury is not always a straight line. A workers’ compensation claim can become increasingly complex due to common health conditions and comorbidities. While comorbidities are often pre-existing and not directly …

May 30, 2019 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
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April 27, 2017
Wellness ZENter recap, April 26

On Wednesday in the Wellness ZENter, RIMS attendees had the opportunity to hear about a recent study on the work/health relationship. Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer at Sedgwick, and Brian Gifford, Director of Research and Measurement at Integrat…

April 27, 2017
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April 26, 2017
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Wellness ZENter recap, April 25

The first topic in the spotlight on Tuesday in the Wellness ZENter at RIMS was employee resilience. Kimberly George, SVP, Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare at Sedgwick, talked with Molly Doyle, Chief Product Officer at meQuilibrium, ab…

April 26, 2017 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
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April 20, 2017
David North
President and CEO
RIMS 2017: Welcome to the Wellness ZENter

I have been coming to RIMS for over 20 years and it never grows old. I remain as excited this year as I did the first time I attended. Again I can say rapid changes are happening in our industry, especially in the area of technology. At Sedgwick…

April 20, 2017 by David North, President and CEO
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April 11, 2016
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Why mental health, why RIMS 2016?

Today I have the fortunate opportunity to present at RIMS 2016 with Scott Daniels, Director of Disability, Comcast on the topic of Achieving balance: Managing mental health and stress-related issues in the workplace. Mental illness is a leading cause…

April 11, 2016 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
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March 25, 2016
Scott Rogers
President, Client Services
The advocacy advantage

Workers’ compensation is complex, process-intensive and sometimes confusing -- as we in the industry know. When an injured employee who is unfamiliar with it attempts to navigate the system, the complexities can be daunting, sometimes leading to fr…

March 25, 2016 by Scott Rogers, President, Client Services
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April 26, 2015
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Creating a culture of health

Communities and companies alike are on a mission to create a culture of health. Obesity, chronic disease and diabetes management have long been a wellness focus for employers. 25 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and its inten…

April 26, 2015 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
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