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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
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
April 25, 2018
Mike Holden
president, Canada, Sedgwick
HumboldtStrong: A gift for the team

On April 6, a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos, a junior hockey team from Saskatchewan collided with a transport truck, killing 16 people and injuring more than a dozen others. In the days since the accident, the nation of Canada and …

April 25, 2018 by Mike Holden, president, Canada, Sedgwick
February 16, 2018
Scott Westman
SVP of operations
Why you should love a career in claims and insurance

February is Insurance Careers Month, and Sedgwick is proud to participate in this industrywide effort to attract new talent to our ranks. With nearly 4 million Baby Boomers retiring each year and fewer than 5% of millennials expressing interest …

February 16, 2018 by Scott Westman, SVP of operations
July 18, 2017
Mary Beth Sanford, Managing Director
Dismantling the beast

The art of rooting out complicated cost-building tactics and re-pricing complex bills The healthcare industry has an uneven compensation system. Healthcare providers, by necessity, utilize complex pricing systems and strategies that inflate costs …

July 18, 2017 by Mary Beth Sanford, Managing Director
January 07, 2016
Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
Preventing workplace assaults in healthcare

OSHA offers suggestions for preventing workplace assaults in healthcare settings. (image courtesy of OSHA.gov) Despite several unfortunate and tragic instances in the news recently, workplace violence rates as a whole have been declining. Accordin…

January 07, 2016 by Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
June 20, 2015
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety and Cynthia Hartsfield, contributor and former Sedgwick Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
Safe staffing: Best practices for healthcare facilities

During hospital and healthcare facility risk assessments around the country, we often hear nurses’ feedback about staffing challenges and heavy workloads. Is this perception or is it a reality that nurse staffing levels are impacting safety? News …

June 20, 2015 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety and Cynthia Hartsfield, contributor and former Sedgwick Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
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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