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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
November 29, 2016
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
The advocacy approach - improving consumer experience

Nearly all businesses have interest in consumer experience. Whether you fly an airline, shop at a retailer, visit a website, or frequent an eatery, businesses care about your perception of their services and the products you consume. Negative experie…

November 29, 2016 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
October 13, 2016
Bob Blankenship, Group Chief of Staff
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time devoted to exploring disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Reflecting the important role disabi…

October 13, 2016 by Bob Blankenship, Group Chief of Staff
September 16, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Connecting healthcare quality with telemedicine

Telemedicine customized for occupational injuries will provide the greatest advantage “You have to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.”  - Steve Jobs Telemedicine, primarily audio technology, has been a…

September 16, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
September 07, 2016
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Opioids: A stumbling block to good claim outcomes

On a weekly if not daily basis, there are media reports about the growing impacts of addiction to opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 78 people a day are dying from the effects of opioid overdose.1 Families ar…

September 07, 2016 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
September 01, 2016
Dr. Linda Manna, Clinical Pharmacist
Gabapentin: The new high

Gabapentin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the management of post-herpetic neuralgia, pain associated with shingles, in adults and is used adjunctively in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults and children. The …

September 01, 2016 by Dr. Linda Manna, Clinical Pharmacist
August 15, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
New updates on Zika

In a previous blog post, I covered how a person can become infected with the Zika virus.  The pathways for infection include: Bite from an infected mosquito. Sexual intercourse with a person infected with the virus. Prevention is critica…

August 15, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
August 15, 2016
David North
President and CEO
Talent attraction, training and retention

Next week we will gather at what is now one of the largest events in the industry – the 2016 Workers’ Compensation Conference August 21 – 24 in Orlando. I want to add that, before the conference begins, a great group of Sedgwick colleagues will be …

August 15, 2016 by David North, President and CEO
August 02, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Ice Bucket Challenge

Do you remember two summers ago when we all were participating in an ice bucket challenge? You were nominated, usually on Facebook to dump a bucket of ice water over your head while nominating others to do the same. If you completed the challenge y…

August 02, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
July 28, 2016
Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
Behavioral health can change "trying" to "doing"!

We see the benefits of behavioral health interventions to get people back to work after a workers’ compensation injury.  Frequently, though, it is has become a valuable service for helping people stay at work after an injury.  Consequence…

July 28, 2016 by Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
July 25, 2016
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Get up and Pokémon Go?

Is Pokémon Go a new technique to promote exercise in the fight against anxiety and depression? It is common knowledge that exercise is a great way to improve not only physical health, but mental health as well. Depression and anxiety often improve w…

July 25, 2016 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
July 07, 2016
Jamie Waits, Complex Pharmacy Nurse
Dispense as written

I am a complex pharmacy nurse for Sedgwick which means my mission in life is to restore injured workers’ lives. I work collaboratively with doctors to change prescribing practices and follow best practices based on national guidelines and the indiv…

July 07, 2016 by Jamie Waits, Complex Pharmacy Nurse
May 12, 2016
Dr. Paul Peak
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Over-the-counter problem no longer under the radar

Three weeks ago, I was wrapping up a discussion with a client and fellow Sedgwick colleagues on the opioid epidemic. Someone in the room received the unexpected text that Prince had died. In the next few moments, without any other information, my fel…

May 12, 2016 by Dr. Paul Peak, Director Clinical Pharmacy
April 30, 2016
Shanea McKinney, Pharmacist
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is today

Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day today, Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and you could save a life. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was established in 2010 by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) …

April 30, 2016 by Shanea McKinney, Pharmacist
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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