Research Brief: Predicting Future Work Disability in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

Summary A better understanding of the risk factors associated with future work disability will allow for the development of interventions to decrease worker absenteeism. Employee disability and medical claims were analyzed to identify risk factors associated with future work disability leaves in patients with newly diagnosed depression (n = 9,954). Patients most at risk for … Continued

The Department of Labor Voices its Opinion (Letters)!

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) made news Tuesday when it issued two new Opinion Letters addressing sticky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues that can vex employers: Organ Donation and the FMLA: In Opinion Letter FMLA2018-2-A, the employer sought information on whether organ donation surgery can qualify … Continued

Part 2: 7 of the Most Common Reasons Employees Don’t Go to Work

Is your Organization’s Culture and Behavior Inadvertently Causing Absenteeism?   ReedGroup has identified seven of the most potent drivers of absenteeism within an organization. The first of this two-part series explored four of the seven pitfalls we’ve seen in some employer’s plan and policy designs that encourage employee absenteeism. This next part of the series … Continued

Part I: 7 of the Most Common Reasons Employees Don’t Go to Work

Are your policies inadvertently causing absenteeism? ReedGroup has identified seven of the most potent drivers of absenteeism within an organization. The first of this two-part series will explore four of the seven pitfalls we see in some employer’s plan and policy designs that encourage employee absenteeism.   Here are some tips and tactics that will counterbalance … Continued

The Digital Age of Medicine: A Stumbling Block to Patient Care

To realize the benefits of evidence-based medicine, physicians need to be freed from inefficient EHR systems. Health care delivery has changed significantly over the last decade with the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Unlike their paper-based counterparts, EHRs integrate disparate functions like billing, compliance, clinical ordering, and charting into a single system.1,2 By … Continued

Summer Legislative Roundup

2018 has been a big year with substantial legislative activity. We’ve kept you informed throughout the year on significant measures, such as the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law, New Jersey’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave law, and South Carolina’s Pregnancy Accommodation law. As the summer wraps up, we thought we’d update you on … Continued

The Pleasures and Perils of Solar Radiation

The sun always seems to be at maximum sizzle during the dog days of summer when Sirius, the brightest star in the night skies of the northern hemisphere, rises with the sun. Like most of us, I always looked forward to playing outside in the summertime sun as a child, but over time I’ve come … Continued