Posts related to ‘Healthcare’

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October 02, 2023
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
EU Health groups propose solutions to MDR and IVDR concerns

Frustration with the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) continues to mount among industry stakeholders over a lack of quick and economical regulatory approval processes. Since the inaction has resulted in s…

October 02, 2023 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
September 14, 2023
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
Pharmacy trends: pain management in workers’ compensation

Pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American healthcare providers write 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication each yea…

September 14, 2023 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
September 11, 2023
Beth Fieldhouse
manager, forensic accounting services
The basics of business interruption: what professional services firms should know­­

Business interruption (BI) is a significant concern for professional services firms — whether it be lawyers, accountants, medical professionals or consulting agencies. Any disruption, whether due to physical damages or technology downtime, can …

September 11, 2023 by Beth Fieldhouse, manager, forensic accounting services
August 22, 2023
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
How AI is transforming the pharmaceutical industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been utilized for some time now in the pharmacy setting, but it has evolved significantly in recent years. So much so that pharmacies can better predict drug effectiveness, identify potential side effects, quicken tim…

August 22, 2023 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
August 18, 2023
Bruce Burton
senior environmental advisor, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
Long after use, health risks of asbestos-containing materials persist

This may be hard to believe, given that it’s now outlawed due to its adverse impact on human health, but asbestos was once considered a “miracle mineral.” Because asbestos is abundantly available and has some industrially useful properties, it was ve…

August 18, 2023 by Bruce Burton, senior environmental advisor, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
August 15, 2023
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
managing director, senior medical officer
Catching z’s and harnessing the power of sleep

According to the experts, the average person should spend about one third of their lives sleeping, which equates to a recommended seven and nine hours each night. However, despite growing evidence that adequate sleep is vital to well-being, because o…

August 15, 2023 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, managing director, senior medical officer
August 10, 2023
Douglas Barovsky, P.E., C.F.E.I.
principal engineer - EFI Global
Genomic sequencing and laboratory equipment risks

Behind laboratory doors nationwide, groundbreaking genetic analyses and unprecedented technological advancements are changing healthcare as we know it. Genomic sequencing can enable scientists to stratify cancer, characterize genetic diseases and dev…

August 10, 2023 by Douglas Barovsky, P.E., C.F.E.I., principal engineer - EFI Global
August 04, 2023
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Cybersecurity threats in the medical device sector

As technology rapidly evolves, cybersecurity has become indispensable in many industries. As the risk of cyberattacks infiltrates the healthcare industry, U.S. Congress is pressured to take action. As a range of medical devices — IV pumps, MRI …

August 04, 2023 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
July 19, 2023
David Setzkorn
senior vice president workforce absence and disability practice leader
Is pickleball the latest threat to HR? Employers, the ball is in your court

Link to an entryThere is an underrated threat to employers today that no one is talking about: the game of pickleball. While I am joking about pickleball being a major peril, human resources professionals and organizations should pay attention to the…

July 19, 2023 by David Setzkorn, senior vice president workforce absence and disability practice leader
July 16, 2023
How Is Artificial Intelligence Changing Pharmaceutical R&D?

Reema Hammoud, PharmD, AVP of clinical pharmacy, talks about AI and how it affects the clinical trial process.

July 16, 2023
June 07, 2023
Audrey Bryan
director, business services
The missing link: using absence data to transform employee well-being

Absence utilization in the U.S. is at an all-time high. In January 2022, approximately 4.2 million employees worked part time because of illness, injuries, and other medical problems — the second highest percentage since data collection began i…

June 07, 2023 by Audrey Bryan, director, business services
June 01, 2023
Andrew Newhouse, Pharm.D
director clinical pharmacy
Prescription drug shortages and costs are on the rise — what’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?

There are signs that the supply chain issues we’ve all witnessed over the past several years have started to subside, offering relief to many. That said, the pharmaceutical industry isn’t entirely out of the woods just yet. Supply chain setbacks have…

June 01, 2023 by Andrew Newhouse, Pharm.D, director clinical pharmacy
May 25, 2023
Kathy Conway
VP, specialty operations
Curbing medical malpractice claim costs amid social inflation

Today’s industry professionals are very familiar with the phenomenon of social inflation, in which insurers’ claim costs increase faster than general economic inflation. In the medical malpractice space in which my team operates, I’ve observed case v…

May 25, 2023 by Kathy Conway, VP, specialty operations
May 10, 2023
Bryon Bass
SVP disability and absence management
The lingering impact of long COVID: employee and employer challenges

As COVID-19 continues to linger and mutate three years after the emergence of a global pandemic, there’s still much we don’t fully understand about its impact — and critical issues are becoming more evident. Among the most problematic is long C…

May 10, 2023 by Bryon Bass, SVP disability and absence management
Press release
April 20, 2023
Glenn R. Bartlett and Corey J. Stewart join EFI Global as fire investigators, engineers in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 20, 2023 – EFI Global, a leading, full-service international consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering, environmental, fire investigation and specialty consulting services, welcomed two new members to its forens…

April 20, 2023