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February 16, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
New EU Clinical Trial Regulation brings positive and negative changes

The European Union Clinical Trial Regulation (CTR) recently came into force and introduced a unified regulatory regime that applies to all EU member states. While the goal of the CTR is to reestablish the EU’s competitiveness in the field of scientif…

February 16, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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December 09, 2021
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
managing director, senior medical officer
The “new normal” in healthcare

At the height of the pandemic, healthcare resources approached capacity and the industry was under pressure to adapt quickly to changing conditions. As companies consider business strategies for 2022, many conversations center on some of the ways org…

December 09, 2021 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, managing director, senior medical officer
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April 29, 2021
Paul Peak, vice president clinical pharmacy and Reema Hammoud, assistant vice president, clinical pharmacy
The drugs that keep us up at night

How well are you sleeping at night? It's not uncommon to have difficulty falling or staying asleep, but certain medications and substances may either help or inhibit proper rest. From a pharmacist’s perspective, it’s essential to address the root cau…

April 29, 2021 by Paul Peak, vice president clinical pharmacy and Reema Hammoud, assistant vice president, clinical pharmacy
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April 02, 2020
Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
Are you prepared? Liability claims concerns during the coronavirus outbreak

We’re continuing the conversation about claims concerns during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with our professional liability and healthcare risk management team members. Read part one here: Are you prepared? Healthcare and liability concerns du…

April 02, 2020 by Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
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March 27, 2020
Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
Are you prepared? Healthcare and liability concerns during the coronavirus outbreak

As a claims organization, it’s up to us to keep our clients and their customers informed on current issues and deliver peace of mind. The healthcare, product liability and life sciences space is constantly evolving, but we’re keeping an eye on the fo…

March 27, 2020 by Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
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August 23, 2019
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, 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, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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April 27, 2019
Dave North
executive chairman
RIMS 2019: 50 Forward

I always say that RIMS is like a big family reunion and I look forward to it every year. The days are long, but rewarding, filled with meeting our clients, stakeholders, colleagues and new friends. This year we will hit a special milestone as Sedgwic…

April 27, 2019 by Dave North, executive chairman
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November 07, 2018
Peer Dialogues: Developing an organizational settlement philosophy

When I started my career as a young claims adjuster at an insurance company, my managers showed me the secret handshake and explained the position’s responsibilities. They then told me that to settle claims, we would negotiate to an agreed level of i…

November 07, 2018
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June 23, 2018
Dr. Reema Hammoud
Director Clinical Pharmacy
One millionth morphine equivalent dosage MED

In late 2011, a team of claims management and managed care leaders at Sedgwick met to identify how they could address the troubling rise in opioid prescriptions and morphine equivalent dosage (MED).  What followed was the development of a team…

June 23, 2018 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy
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June 14, 2018
Tracey Davanport
Vice President Clinical Operations
Early nurse engagement

Early nurse engagement makes a valuable impact in 3 key areas Recent analysis of Sedgwick’s claims data shows that employers using 24/7 clinical consultation for workplace injuries saw 34% lower incurred costs than those using an intake process with…

June 14, 2018 by Tracey Davanport, Vice President Clinical Operations
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June 07, 2018
Mike Merlino
SVP Medicare Compliance
Generic vs. brand name prescription drug costs – how much could you save?

About three years ago, we posted the article, “Could you cut $185,000 from your MSA?” The crux of this article was that by simply changing one drug from brand name to generic, you could save $185,000 from the cost of a Medicare Set-aside (MSA). …

June 07, 2018 by Mike Merlino, SVP Medicare Compliance
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April 23, 2018
Jonathan Mast
Director, Social Media
Therapy animals produce smiles

If you attended RIMS 2018 last week, chances are you were smiling in the conference hall. The Therapy Animals of San Antonio were our guests in the RIMS WellnessZENter as our designated charity this year. Their mission of bringing people and animals …

April 23, 2018 by Jonathan Mast, Director, Social Media
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January 09, 2018
Kathy Tazic
Managing Director Client Services
Charting industry trends for 2018

At Sedgwick, our colleagues are dedicated to taking care of our clients and helping them stay informed on key changes and emerging trends in our industry. We recognize that 2018 will be a year of change in a variety of critical business areas. Sed…

January 09, 2018 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services
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November 09, 2017
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacist interns: Tomorrow’s occupational injury asset

Claims administrators have an invaluable opportunity to help future pharmacists understand the challenges regarding prescription drug use for occupational injuries. A pharmacist intern program, like the one we offer at Sedgwick, can provide ex…

November 09, 2017 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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October 12, 2017
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Communication and Resolution Programs: Where are we now?

In recent years, some innovative healthcare leaders and organizations have developed and implemented formal communication and resolution programs (CRPs) that, when combined with advances in patient safety, exemplify fairness and build trust. The inte…

October 12, 2017 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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