(PRWEB) October 29, 2014
WhiteGlove Health, a leading population health management provider, offers an innovative solution to assist customers in reducing their Workers’ Compensation costs.
“The overarching goal for the WhiteGlove Health Workers’ Compensation solution is to provide the appropriate level of care for an injured employee in the shortest amount of time. This in turn helps the employee get back to work as soon as possible,” said Nicholas A. Balog, CEO of WhiteGlove Health. “The end result is significant cost savings for the customer.”
The WhiteGlove Health Workers’ Compensation solution was designed from the ground up to be different than existing products which base their delivery on algorithms that were not derived for workplace injuries. In fact, the Schmitt-Thompson protocols that other companies follow were written for hospitals to utilize in the ER to help determine where to send the patient next.
“Instead of relying on existing protocols, WhiteGlove Health implements algorithms that were based on military medicine triage guidelines,” states Michael Roeder, Vice President Sales and Customer Relations with WhiteGlove Health. “This approach is different because the goal is to get the soldier back to active duty, as soon as possible – not to engage them in additional services that may not be necessary to treat the injury, which is often the case with hospital or ER protocols. Isn’t this the same goal that the company has when an employee is injured on the job?”
Studies show on average, employers that use a strategy based on military return-to-duty protocols have been able to reduce the number of claims filed by over 44%.
“Having immediate access to health care professionals 24/7 for non-emergency work related injuries through a telephonic nurse triage program should be a fundamental strategy in any company’s loss control prevention program,” says Chris Bachman, a Collaborating Certified Safety Professional for WhiteGlove Health. “From a loss control perspective, the service just makes sense, as it puts medical decisions in the hands of medical professionals. This in turn reduces financial and legal risk for the company – it is the most logical way to handle workplace injuries.”
In addition to providing immediate access to medical care, the service also handles all the related paperwork associated with workplace injuries. “Risk managers and safety professionals always appreciate knowing that the necessary paperwork, including the state required First Report of Injury is completed by the end of the call. Knowing that all reports are then distributed and filed on time and in a consistent manner directly reduces the stress of my job and helps avoid potential fines,” concludes Bachman.
“The WhiteGlove Health Workers’ Compensation solution has the ability to make an immediate, positive impact on a company’s bottom line,” concludes Balog. “Our solution not only saves money, it also reduces the overall medical, legal, and financial risk associated with workplace injuries.”