Two members of Healthesystems’ clinical leadership recently shared their thoughts and expertise on major topics in the workers’ comp industry.
Tate Rice, PT, DPT, MBA, Director of Product Management, was featured in WorkCompWire, where he discussed the importance of the physical therapist in assisting with injured worker recovery, including the opportunity to address behavioral health factors that may be impacting this recovery.
With injured workers spending an average of six to twelve hours with their physical therapist over an episode of care, PTs are in a unique position to directly observe the injured worker’s behavior more than other providers, including how a patient’s beliefs and perceptions regarding their injury and can affect treatment and recovery.
The article explores early warning signs for mental health concerns, and the PT’s role in helping to address them.
Silvia Sacalis, PharmD, BS, VP of Clinical Services, was also featured in WorkCompWire, discussing how pharmacists often face the earliest opportunities to proactively manage risk in workers’ comp claims, as prescription drug therapy can typically be the first medical transaction on a claim.
This article explores how the training and expertise of pharmacists in a variety of roles – from behind the retail pharmacy counter to behind the scenes at a PBM – contribute to the management of an injured worker’s prescription drug therapy.