Webinar Recording | Medicalization: How to Avoid an HR Train Wreck!

7/17/2018

Medicalization: it’s an insidious problem facing companies and employees across the world. A non-medical issue can find itself elevated to the status of medical condition, leaving behind a wake of ballooning costs, HR catastrophe, and ultimately, a patient outright let down by the medical establishment.

Medicalization and the Workplace: How do Employers Reduce the Cost of Medicalized Employees?

7/10/2018

Medicalization is the elevation of a non-medical issue to a pseudo-medical problem. We’ve previously addressed the problem and what employers can do about it, but you might be wondering: what’s the cost?

Medicalization and Subjective Conditions for Employers

7/5/2018

You’ve got an employee complaining of a medical issue you’re just not sure about. Where to start? Well, when it comes to diagnosing a “real” medical problem, it’s helpful to think in terms of a spectrum.

How do you reduce the cost of a workplace injury?

6/26/2018

When an accident happens at work, of course the most important thing is the health of the injured worker and preventing a reoccurrence. We’ve covered where the costs of a workplace accident come from and how direct and indirect costs can really a hit a company’s bottom line. 

What's the cost of a Workplace Injury?

6/21/2018

There’s a lot that can go wrong with the human body — and a workplace is often a prime place for them to happen. Trying to work out the cost of a workplace injury is highly dependent on what happened, where, and what the recovery looks like. 

FREE WEBINAR FOR CPHR MEMBERS: MEDICALIZATION: HOW TO AVOID AN HR TRAIN-WRECK!

6/13/2018

Does everything really have to be a medical condition? Does everything need a pill or a treatment plan? Are people really best served by the medical industry turning them into dependent patients? 

Medicalization and Work — Not Everything is a Real Medical Problem

6/12/2018

Medicine itself can get cancer: it’s called medicalization. It proliferates into unneeded treatment, creates worry, and interferes with work — but what is it?

Western Medical Assessments now an official supplier of Alberta Motor Transport Association

6/5/2018

Western Medical Assessments is excited to announce that we’re now an official associate supplier of the Alberta Motor Transport Association. The AMTA is the Alberta trucking industry’s unified voice committed to advocating on behalf of truckers to the provincial and federal governments.

Navigating Disability Claims Management with Independent Medical Examinations

5/29/2018

You’ve got a tough disability claim on your desk. The claimant has had an accident that prevents them for working due to a disability, but some of the information just isn’t adding up. It could be that they just haven’t recorded it properly and you need to reach out to get it. But maybe the doctor’s report itself isn’t quite aligning with what you think is going on.

How to choose an expert medical witness

5/15/2018

The contentious thing at the heart of a personal injury case is often the injury itself. How severe is it? Has it been mischaracterised by either side? Could bias be colouring the presentation of the issue?