Monthly Archives: April 2017

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The Value of Video for Healthcare Brands

Video has clearly captivated online audiences to become king of digital content.  The appetite for video is voracious. On Facebook alone, daily video views doubled from 4 billion to 8 billion daily views per day from April to November 2015. Cisco predicts 80% of all Internet traffic will be streaming video content by 2019. YouTube [...]

Joseph McCullough, RIMS 2017: Ridesharing Technology’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation

The arrival of ridesharing technologies is revolutionizing Americans’ relationship to automobile transportation. Seamless access through smartphone apps is leading more people to view transportation as a service to be provided. As these apps and services proliferate, other industries are turning their attention to the effect this change will have on the way their own systems [...]

Kevin Glennon, RIMS 2017: Controversy Continues: Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation

The past few years have seen sweeping changes in the state of affairs for medical marijuana across the United States. More than twenty states have now legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and new research has begun to find evidence that it may be a solution for America’s growing opioid crisis. Despite these developments, however, obstacles [...]

Eric Patten, RIMS 2017: Strategies for Managing Comorbid Conditions in Workers’ Compensation

The workers’ compensation industry is facing a new challenge in the rise of claims associated with comorbidities, chronic or reoccurring maladies such as diabetes or obesity and the results produced when they are present simultaneously. As an increasing number of Americans are faced with health issues such as obesity, drug addiction, hypertension, and diabetes, it [...]