Starting today, IWP will join members of the national worker’s compensation industry for The National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference held in New Orleans. To kick off this event the Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation will hold their third leadership forum today.
At the heart of every workers' compensation claim is an injured worker who is seeking the benefits that will help them return to work quickly and without issue. Over the past few years, we've seen several trends within work comp aimed at improving patient care and lowering overall costs.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced Saturday, October 22, 2016 as the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The semiannual event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating people nationwide about the potential for abuse of medications.
When faced with an injury, our instincts tell us to surround ourselves with loved ones for comfort and support. But how often do we consider the importance of building a strong treatment team?
Pharmacists across the nation are celebrating October as American Pharmacists Month, a month that recognizes pharmacists as medication experts and integral members of the health care team. Through their expertise, pharmacists have helped their patients with a variety of health related issues, including recovering from an injury, recuperating from an illness and better adhering to their medications.
Every October, American Pharmacists Month (APhM) is celebrated nationally as a way to recognize pharmacists as medication experts and integral members of the health care team. This month long celebration aims to educate the public, policy makers and other health care professionals on the pivotal role Pharmacists play in patient care.
Patient Portals have become a wide-spread focus for many healthcare professionals and their patients. With busy schedules and shortened office hours, patient portal access has become a “go to” for many patients who are seeking prescription information when and where they want it.
Recovering from a physical work injury can often come with a treatment plan timeline to rehabilitation. For instance, a treating physician may say a moderate ankle injury could heal within 6 to 8 weeks with proper rest and adherence. However, when a worker is injured on the job, their injury comes with more than physical limitations.
Medication errors harm an astonishing 1.5 million people every year and account for $3.5 billion in hospital costs for treating the drug-related injury. At IWP, our pharmacists go well beyond filling medications; they identify and prevent medication-related problems with our Four-Point Quality Check system.
As pain management techniques continue to evolve, Americans are faced with a constant reminder of the nation’s opioid epidemic and the risk of opioid addiction and abuse. Even with such an emphasis on the risk and potentially harmful side effects of opioids, injured workers are still significantly more likely to receive narcotics than non-workers’ compensation patients.