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    Focusing on employee health and wellness
People are the heart and soul of each organization and as such prioritizing employee health and wellness will be critical to the success of employers.

 1 Patient advocacy – Providing compassionate care and focusing on employee engagement will continue to be key aspects of successful claims management.
 2 Responsive model of care – Matching injured employees with the best providers and engaging multi-disciplinary clinical resources as needed for case management, pharmacy and behavioral health will result in better care. Additional wellness programs can also help with areas such as diet, exercise, sleep and stress management.
 

Pharmacy management and patient safety – Pain medication monitoring and intervention along with provider education will continue to be critical strategies for patient safety and cost control in workers’ compensation claims.

 4 Mental health risks – By putting a spotlight on psychosocial issues and behavioral health concerns through proactive models of care, employers can help break down barriers and further improve productivity.

Recent thought leadership on this topic:

  • Pharmacist interns: Tomorrow’s occupational injury asset,  Dr. Paul Peak, Director Clinical Pharmacy / November 09, 2017
  • Communication and Resolution Programs: Where are we now?,  Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management / October 12, 2017
  • A portrait of opioid use disorder - part 2,  Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy / September 14, 2017
  • Rachel’s story: A portrait of opioid use disorder,  Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy / August 31, 2017
  • The basics of complex claims,  Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance / May 17, 2017
  • Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,   / April 28, 2017
  • Wellness ZENter recap, April 26,  Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer / April 27, 2017
  • Wellness ZENter recap, April 25,  Kimberly George, SVP Senior Healthcare Advisor / April 26, 2017
  • RIMS 2017: Welcome to the Wellness ZENter,  David North, President and CEO / April 20, 2017
  • Slowly steadily states striking epidemic opioid issues,  Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy / March 16, 2017
  • We’re not talking peanuts: Carfentanil,Fentanyl and Heroin,   / March 08, 2017
  • Health Affairs, The Work/Health Relationship Recap,  Kimberly George, SVP Senior Healthcare Advisor / February 17, 2017
  • Think about it: Addressing mental health in the workplace,  Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance / January 19, 2017
  • Risk managers: Be vigilant in 2017 by Shanea A. McKinney, PharmD, Director Client Services-Managed Care Client Services,   / January 06, 2017
  • Over the counter problem is no longer under the radar,  Dr. Paul Peak, Director Clinical Pharmacy / May 12, 2016
  • Suicide rates rise – What can you do?,  Dr. Teresa Bartlett, SVP Medical Quality / May 06, 2016
  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is today,   / April 29, 2016
  • Why mental health, why RIMS 2016?,  Kimberly George, SVP Senior Healthcare Advisor / April 11, 2016
  • Dangerous prescribing practices and at-risk patients – a look at best practices,  Dr. Teresa Bartlett, SVP Medical Quality / April 04, 2016
  • The advocacy advantage,  Scott Rogers, EVP Casualty Operations / March 25, 2016
  • Creating an Advocacy-Based Claim Model,  Kimberly George, SVP Senior Healthcare Advisor / March 15, 2016
  • Engaging physicians in quality and safety initiatives,   / March 05, 2016
  • Combating prescription drug abuse,  Jim Harvey, VP Client Services / February 19, 2016
  • Zika virus: The threat and potential risk,  Dr. Teresa Bartlett, SVP Medical Quality / February 12, 2016
  • Misuse of antipsychotics in workers’ compensation patients,  Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy / January 15, 2016
  • Maintaining ADA/ADAAA compliance when leave is involved,   / December 03, 2015
  • Behavioral health prevention vs. intervention in dealing with addiction,   / November 23, 2015
  • Retail clinics at big-box stores: Risks and strategies for mitigation,  Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management / November 11, 2015
  • Transparency and pharmaceutical drug samples,  Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management / October 13, 2015
  • Get Involved: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 9/26/15,  Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy / September 23, 2015
  • Hash and burn, |Edge Issue 001
  • Edging up, Jim Harvey, VP Client Services |Edge Issue 001
  • Door-to-door, Dr. Teresa Bartlett, SVP Medical Quality |Edge Issue 002
  • Edging up, Dr. Paul Peak, Director Clinical Pharmacy |Edge Issue 002
  • Advocacy: Secrets to employee re-engagement, Scott Rogers, EVP Casualty Operations |Edge Issue 003
  • Complying with the complexities of the ADA/ADAAA: A top priority for HR leaders, |Edge Issue 003
  • Misuse of antipsychotics in workers’ compensation patients, Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy |Edge Issue 003
  • Mobility devices can help patients get their lives back by Andrea Buhl, |Edge Issue 004
  • Q&A with Teresa Cheek Managing Director, IT Enterprise Initiatives, |Edge Issue 004
  • A new approach to healthcare is on the horizon, Kimberly George, SVP Senior Healthcare Advisor |Edge Issue 007
  • In the weeds on marijuana and workers’ compensation, Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer |Edge Issue 007
  • Building better prescription drug practices, Property Casualty 360 / November 07, 2017
  • Advocacy Takes Off, Risk & Insurance / November 01, 2017
  • Missed Appointments, Missed Opportunities, Risk and Insurance / September 07, 2017
  • States Vary in Handling Depression as Workers’ Comp Claims, WCI360.com / September 06, 2017
  • The impact on mental health and well-being in workers' comp, Property Casualty 360 / August 16, 2017
  • How Utilization Review Programs are Lowering Soaring Workers’ Comp Drug Costs, The URAC Report / June 13, 2017
  • Wait Times, State Regulations Among Telemedicine Concerns, WorkCompCentral / February 02, 2017
  • Mental Health in the Workplace, DMEC / December 21, 2016
  • Mental Health Matters, Risk & Insurance / November 30, 2016
  • Advocating Care and Compliance: Preventing Drug Addiction Among Injured and Ill Employees, DMEC @ Work / May 05, 2016