WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (PRWEB)
December 05, 2017
Trainer Rx, a leader in musculoskeletal mhealth solutions, has announced the creation of a pilot program with One Call Care Management, the nation’s leading provider of workers’ compensation care management services. The pilot program, which focuses on improving employees’ recovery time from injuries or surgery using a home-based platform, was recently announced at the National Workers Compensation Meeting in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, December 5-7.
By pairing One Call’s nationwide outcomes-based outpatient therapy network with Trainer Rx’s platform, One Call and Trainer Rx are able to deliver an improved experience for workers’ compensation patients. The Trainer Rx programs, designed as patient journeys, provide access to content while optimizing care coordination and outcome management.
“As a physical therapist dedicated to injured worker rehabilitation, I have found that individuals who fully participate in their home exercise program achieve better outcomes than those who do not,” said Michelle Despres, One Call’s Vice President and National Product Leader. “Both One Call and Trainer Rx seek to provide innovative and technology driven tools to support injured workers and physical therapists while driving quality evidence-based care.”
Market Statistics and Opioid Management:
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the U.S. account for over 600,000 injuries and illnesses each year (34 percent of all lost workdays reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).(1)
- OSHA estimates, on average, that managing workers’ compensation patients with musculoskeletal disorders generates direct costs of $20 billion a year and up to five times that much for indirect costs.(2)
- Two studies from the independent Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) show 75 percent of injured workers are prescribed opioids but don’t receive opioid management services [urine testing drug testing, psychological and psychiatric evaluation, and physical therapy and exercises]. They also found that 55-85 percent…