Kindness and Workers’ Compensation – Are they Compatible?

Today is World Kindness Day. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organizations. What does that have to do with workers’ compensation? I have attended multiple sessions at [...]

2019-11-13T14:49:12-06:00November 13th, 2019|

Case Management and the Opioid Epidemic – What is our Role to Alleviate?

  As a Registered Nurse and mother, I always knew there was more to the practice of these professions than the rules, science, etc. As I was reading an article today, it really helped me to voice what it takes to be a nurse when addressing one of the [...]

2020-06-18T13:07:56-05:00September 5th, 2017|

What Should an Adjuster Expect From Case Management

I just received my CMSA Today magazine (the magazine of the Case Management Society of America) and noticed the magazine this month was focused on the role Case Management plays in a variety of healthcare situations. It made me think about the role we as case managers play in [...]

2020-06-18T13:21:35-05:00June 2nd, 2017|

Nurses Can Do It

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. In honor of National Nurse’s Week, I thought I would reflect on  ome of the changes in nursing just since the 1970’s. That doesn’t sound so long ago, right? But there is [...]

2020-06-18T13:22:18-05:00May 10th, 2017|

Could Case Managers be Replaced by Robots

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance in Japan is about to replace claim adjusters with a software robot from IBM. The computer will scan hospital records and other documents to determine insurance payouts, factoring injuries, patient medical histories and procedures administered. Could that be the future of case management? Manufacturing jobs [...]

2020-06-18T13:22:42-05:00May 9th, 2017|

Penicillin, Pacemakers, Milk Duds & Alternative Transitional Duty

Sometimes, discoveries happen when we least expect them or processes evolve in ways we hadn't anticipated.  One case in point would be the invention of penicillin, and Pacemakers were a byproduct of research on hypothermia. Serendipity happens with all kinds of everyday products, too.  One of my personal favorite is [...]

2020-06-18T13:24:10-05:00April 10th, 2017|

CompAlliance Speaking at the Iowa Occupational Health Symposium April 20, 2017

CompAlliance is honored to be speaking at the Iowa Occupational Health Symposium on April 20, 2017.  Linda Van Dillen will be discussing issues related to opioids and marijuana in the workplace, and best practices to employ when designing a Drug Free Workplace. There are some really interesting sessions detailed [...]

2020-06-18T13:24:42-05:00April 6th, 2017|
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