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June 01, 2022
Dr. Paul Peak
vice president, clinical pharmacy
Sounding the alarm on ill-advised physician dispensing of topicals

From higher prices at the gas pump to increased costs at the grocery store, we’re all feeling the effects of inflation. Many of the proposed solutions — like fixing supply chain disruptions, increasing computer-chip production, and raising inte…

June 01, 2022 by Dr. Paul Peak, vice president, clinical pharmacy
September 29, 2018
Paul Peak
AVP Clinical Pharmacy
Education counters the opioid epidemic, one small step at a time

Like many others that have come before it, this is an article about how we can combat the opioid epidemic. But if the educational tips here help even one person think more carefully about opioid alternatives, it has accomplished what it set out to do…

September 29, 2018 by Paul Peak, AVP Clinical Pharmacy
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
October 25, 2017
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
The pharmacist and the claim

Fostering awareness in the complex world of prescription drugs It is vital for a claims administrator to have pharmacists on staff because the current reality in workers’ compensation injury care is that prescription drug activity is a dangerous and…

October 25, 2017 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
March 05, 2016
John Webster, Sedgwick physician consultant
Engaging physicians in quality and safety initiatives

As healthcare delivery in the U.S. undergoes profound change from volume-based to value-based, patient-centered and more transparent care, there is increasing emphasis on quality and safety. In moving toward a culture of safety, leaders and policym…

March 05, 2016 by John Webster, Sedgwick physician consultant
May 21, 2015
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Managing drug samples in physician offices

Managing drug samples in a physician’s office or ambulatory care clinic requires a system of checks and balances to help prevent medication errors and adverse drug events, establish a tracking system for alerts and recalls to comply with federal la…

May 21, 2015 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
February 20, 2014
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
ERM in healthcare: Implementing second curve strategies

Healthcare is undergoing dramatic change. The operating environment for hospitals is rapidly shifting from a volume-based delivery model to a value-based one. A road map for hospitals to transform from the fee-for-service first curve to the pay-for…

February 20, 2014 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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