Managing Pain and Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions

MSK conditions are often among the top three cost areas for employers due to their high medical and prescription drug expenses and the resulting absenteeism and lost productivity. A report by the Center for Workplace Health and Performance coauthored by Integrated Benefits Institute and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers examines multiple care goals and [...]

Managing Pain and Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions: A PCORI-Sponsored Conference on the Use of Patient-Centered Evidence and Best Practices at Worksite Health Centers

With sponsorship from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the CWHP and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) hosted a virtual symposium on preventing pain and musculoskeletal conditions (MSK), research on managing and treating pain, and integrating providers for improved outcomes. Central to the event was the presentation of findings from PCORI-sponsored research [...]

Disability Diagnostics: Musculoskeletal Conditions (MSK)

Musculoskeletal conditions (MSK) are a group of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal systems: bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and the tissues that connect them. It often causes pain , loss of mobility, limitation of activities, and more. This snapshot provided by IBI's Disability Diagnosis Analyzer estimates the business costs and lost work time from employees entering [...]

Opioid crisis exacerbated by COVID-19: What employers can do

In an article published in Employee Benefit Adviser, Erin Peterson MPH, Researcher at The Integrated Benefits Institute wrote how COVID-19 has caused continued measures like social distancing and shelter-in-place to be implemented. The resulting isolation and anxiety from distance and disease has created challenges for those fighting another epidemic at home — opioids.

Jun 19, 2020 |Categories: |Tags: ,  

Moving Upstream of the Opioid Epidemic

The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) held a half day event to learn about pain – where we’ve come from, where we are, and how employers can drive where we need to go. IBI Researcher Erin Peterson presented a framework to help employers better understand the full economic impact of a healthy workforce, and how the [...]

Opioids, Pain and Absence: The Productivity Implications of Substance Use Among U.S. Workers

Opioids, Pain and Absence The Productivity Implications Of Substance Use Among U.S. Workers The opioid epidemic has resulted in many analyses of the social and economic costs related to the problematic use of heroin and opioid pain relievers. The implications for employers as stakeholders often center on the risk of on-the-job accidents or difficulties [...]

Apr 18, 2019 |Categories: |Tags: ,  

Opioids, Pain and Absence: The Productivity Implications of Substance Use Among U.S. Workers – Guidance for Employers

The opioid epidemic has resulted in many analyses of the social and economic costs related to the problematic use of heroin and opioid pain relievers. The implications for employers as stakeholders often center on the risk of on-the-job accidents or difficulties in filling job vacancies in areas heavily affected by addiction and dependence. This may [...]

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