August 8, 2020

Overcoming Obstacles to Patient Recovery Amid a Global Pandemic

Healthesystems’ VP of Clinical Services, Silvia Sacalis, BS, PharmD, was featured in the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions’ (IAIABC) Perspectives publication.

Dr. Sacalis penned an article on the fast-moving impacts that COVID-19 has had on the healthcare system and workplace environment, exploring challenges presented to workers’ comp.

Societal and infrastructural ripples have disrupted the overall delivery and management of patient care, and as healthcare policy initiatives and funding are prioritized to address the more immediate concerns related to management of COVID-19, Dr. Sacalis emphasizes the need to not lose sight of ongoing challenges within the workers’ compensation population that may be exacerbated by the pandemic.

This includes challenges such as:

  • Opioid use and misuse
  • Mental health concerns
  • Chronic health conditions

The article is available in full online. IAIABC members can view the article as part of the latest issue of Perspectives.

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