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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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October 19, 2018
Peer Dialogues: Resolution settlement strategies

What do we discuss with our colleagues and peers at meetings, conferences and around the proverbial water cooler? What are the topics we read about in trade publications or LinkedIn posts?  What causes risk managers and those who develop claims’…

October 19, 2018
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December 01, 2017
Azurely Kerr
SVP Absence Management
Diversity and inclusion can move the world

As our population and our workforces are changing, it is important to embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusion in the workplace today – people from different backgrounds, different generations, different cultures figuring out how they are bett…

December 01, 2017 by Azurely Kerr, SVP Absence Management
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October 20, 2017
William Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
One simple step can make a big impact in reducing workers’ comp litigation

One of the most profound lessons I learned from implementing a workers’ compensation alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program was how employers could use a simple process to help reduce their litigation rate. As I’ve seen in my own experience …

October 20, 2017 by William Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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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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November 26, 2014
Daniel Gerke, Project Manager, Implementations, PMP
Change is difficult: 3 ways to increase positive perception

Change is part of everything we do and the way we go about implementing change can have a tremendous impact on how change is received and accepted by those directly and indirectly affected. At Sedgwick, one of our core values is to embrace change. …

November 26, 2014 by Daniel Gerke, Project Manager, Implementations, PMP
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November 07, 2014
Cynthia D. Bullard, Senior Professional Liability Claims Specialist
Patient evaluation in the Emergency Department: Are we missing out?

Emergency Department (ED) staff members have all felt the anxiety of a potential missed diagnosis. For those who have actually witnessed a missed chance, it is not hard to understand how agonizing it would be to realize the missing piece of informa…

November 07, 2014 by Cynthia D. Bullard, Senior Professional Liability Claims Specialist
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October 09, 2014
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Managing Ebola outbreak risk: 6 steps to take now

I write this reflecting on the flurry of news around recent Ebola activity. There isn’t one of us in the healthcare risk management profession who wants our organization to be the subject of unfavorable news headlines, and it’s important to take le…

October 09, 2014 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
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August 12, 2014
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Pediatric safety strategies in the emergency department

Providing safe care to children and avoiding liability is a top concern for most emergency department (ED) providers and facilities. ED use by children under age six is frequent, accounting for more than 30 million encounters and 24 percent of annu…

August 12, 2014 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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