We've expanded our program with a new offering — CompTalks, a platform to showcase thought leaders from across the industry, and the topics they're passionate about. A bit like TED Talks, but focused on our industry, these brief in-depth discussions will offer a mix of thought-provoking opinions, insider perspectives and useful strategies you can bring back to your team to spark further discussion.
July 9, 2021
Fragility to Resiliency: The Road Traveled by Employers, Payers, Providers and Workers Through the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things about ourselves and the world around us, but at the forefront of everything has been the lesson of Fragility. With safety and security leading the exodus from the new reality, our world was gripped by a fear that we watched play out from our quarantine bunkers on […]

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June 29, 2021
The Right Tool for the Job: Creating a Path to Success for Injured Workers

Catastrophic amputations in the workplace are traumatic for all parties involved. It’s the job of the certified prosthetist to listen, establish goals, and create devices that get the worker fully functioning, independent, and back to their daily activities. In this presentation, we will examine the prosthetic rehabilitation process from beginning to end and discuss the […]

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May 18, 2021
What Is Deep Learning?
And How Will It Impact Claims Departments

The identification of claims likely to increase significantly is a crucial - yet challenging - task for claims departments. The identification process is difficult for various reasons (including lack of data). Failure to identify these claims early can result in costly surprises. We will provide a high-level overview of Deep Learning, a class of Artificial […]

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April 13, 2021
Standing Ovations: Getting Injured Workers Literally Back on Their Feet

For an injured worker who has lost the ability to stand and walk, regaining the ability to stand upright and look people in the eye has immeasurable value. New medical devices, technology and new approaches to clinical care and claims strategies are making this dream a reality.

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March 9, 2021
Vision Reset: 5 Goals for Workers’ Comp

As new discussions emerge regarding a better safety net for injured workers, we restart American business following COVID-19 shutdowns, and we seek to attract new talent to this industry, it's the right time to consider these five, positive goals for workers’ comp systems.

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January 27, 2021
Coaching for Resilience and Mental Toughness in the Workplace

Resilience and mental toughness require strength training, consistent exercise, and intentional coaching. Master Executive Coach and National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach Pam Borton shares real-life experiences, tools and strategies on how elite athletes, teams and organizations master their mindset.

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December 4, 2020
Risky Business: The Story of Fentanyl and Its Journey from Licit to Illicit Drug

From its synthesis by Dr. Paul Janssen in 1960 to its illegal synthesis by George Marquardt, a high school dropout and self-taught chemist, fentanyl plays a significant role in today’s drug abuse epidemic. Clinical pharmacist Phil Walls explains why fentanyl has gained momentum as an alternative to heroin, and what we can do to mitigate […]

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October 17, 2020
Telerehab in Times of Crises

During the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, MedRisk expanded its nearly 3-year-old telerehab service. Previous expansions to help workers’ comp patients impacted by natural disasters did not produce a significant uptick in telerehab cases.  Patients and adjusters saw hurricanes and wildfires as local and temporary and felt treatment could be delayed for a week […]

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October 13, 2020
COVID-19: The Race for a Cure

COVID-19 is changing many aspects of modern life, and many of those changes will have long-lasting effects. Drug development is one of those aspects. In this edition of CompTalks, Phil Walls will take us on a Race for the Cure as he examines how both the pandemic as well as politics have influenced drug and […]

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