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September 12, 2022
David Kessler, D.C., M.H.A. CHCQM, SVP and medical director, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio (MCO)
Chiropractic care in workers’ compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently published the findings of its study on the use of chiropractic care to treat injured workers in the United States suffering from lower back pain. As a chiropractor by training and a longti…

September 12, 2022 by David Kessler, D.C., M.H.A. CHCQM, SVP and medical director, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio (MCO)
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June 27, 2022
Beth Burry-Jackson
SVP, managed care operations
Improving outcomes: PTSD in the workplace

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) claims can be particularly tricky due to the shifting nature of the diagnosis. Greater awareness around mental health is helpful, but there are several factors that greatly impact a patient’s outcome. The challen…

June 27, 2022 by Beth Burry-Jackson, SVP, managed care operations
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May 06, 2022
Beth Burry-Jackson
SVP, managed care operations
Making a difference: a celebration of nurses

An interview with Beth Burry, SVP, managed care operations In celebration of May being Nurses Month, we (virtually) sat down with Beth Burry to learn more about the important roles nurses play at Sedgwick. Tell us about your position. As senior …

May 06, 2022 by Beth Burry-Jackson, SVP, managed care operations
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August 23, 2021
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
Clinicians: Look carefully at opioid tapering data and guidelines

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced its way into every aspect of our lives for the past 18 months, it is not the only major ongoing health crisis. The opioid epidemic is still a real threat to our population despite being somewhat overshadowed in the …

August 23, 2021 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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December 03, 2018
George Furlong, SVP Managed Care, Sedgwick
Improved decision making: Three keys to getting value from data analytics

In today’s information age, data is everywhere. We’re inundated with it. But gathering data is just one piece of a much larger puzzle. Data isn’t very useful if nothing is done with it. It’s the analysis that leads to using data effectively to make b…

December 03, 2018 by George Furlong, SVP Managed Care, Sedgwick
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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
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September 29, 2017
Dr. Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
The alarming facts about methadone

Methadone is an opioid medication most commonly used for detoxification, maintenance treatment of opioid addiction, and limited use for chronic pain. The drawbacks to its use stem from the risk of addiction and abuse with the medication, even at reco…

September 29, 2017 by Dr. Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
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March 16, 2017
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
Slowly, steadily states striking against epidemic opioid issues

State governments are responding to the opioid epidemic. Recently, the New Jersey governor signed new legislation that limits prescribers’ capacity to provide first-time opioid prescriptions for more than five days. The New Jersey state senate passed…

March 16, 2017 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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August 16, 2015
Kimberly George
global head, innovation and product development
Telehealth: A new era has arrived

I am very excited about our Center for Excellence session, “Evolving Healthcare Models and Workers’ Compensation Opportunities" on August 26th at the Workers’ Compensation and Education Conference. We have a great panel that will share how digital …

August 16, 2015 by Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development
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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
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February 28, 2014
Kimberly George
global head, innovation and product development
Healthcare tech: How will it transform our industry?

I attended the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 conference this week along with over 35,000 attendees and 1,200 vendors participating from all over the world. It was clear that this is the true mecca of heal…

February 28, 2014 by Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development
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