There are two individuals with the exact same injury. One takes eight weeks to recover and get back to work. The other takes 16 weeks. These variations in recovery time are a common occurrence, but why does this happen? Join us as we go “beyond the physical” and dig into the complexities of biopsychosocial factors that play a role in an employee’s recovery from a workplace injury.
Hear from Dr. Marcos Iglesias, Chief Medical Director - Medical Innovation and Strategy Team at Travelers, as he explores the biological, psychological and social elements that compound a physical injury. Ironically, the traditional method of only treating the physical injury can actually lengthen recovery times and increase workers’ compensation costs. In contrast, the biopsychosocial model offers a better picture of the whole person, which is imperative to aligning the resources needed to head down the shorter path to recovery.
See how this knowledge can be put to practice through real-life customer testimonials from Linda Foy, Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management from Catholic Health. Get insights from Rich Ives, Vice President of Claims for Constitution State Services, on a progressive approach to holistic care through a personalized, injured employee-centered experience enabled by virtual capabilities.