If you know a physician who provides workers’ compensation in their clinic, known as a PTP (Primary Treating Physician), then you probably know that they are very busy people. The reason for this is because they are responsible for collecting far more data from a patient who is coming in for a workers’ comp injury, than any other routine doctor’s visit.
Continue reading Work Ethic: The Duty of the Physician in Workers’ Comp
When a map is made of a specific area, future travelers can navigate that area with much greater ease. Think about how often maps are used today. When was the last time you referred to a map to reach your destination?
Continue reading Injury Mapping for the Future of Workers’ Compensation
This article is a transcription of an episode of the RateFast podcast, which you can listen to by searching “RateFast” in iTunes or the iOS podcast store.
Continue reading RateFast Podcast: Injury Mapping – Making a Roadmap to Recovery
It seems difficult to imagine a form of government run by scientists. That’s probably in part because there are currently no national governments that are run by scientists. But when we look at how companies and institutions are using science to successfully navigate through the constantly changing world, it might begin to make sense to see some scientists begin to take office.
Taking it one step further, maybe a computer could eventually hold office (could the president one day be a robot?). Remember this part, it will come up later.
Continue reading It’s Time to Take the Technocratic Stance on Workers’ Comp
RateFast is excited to announce our partnership with healthcare technology network, athenathealth!
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The leaps in technology used for medicine is staggering. In the past few years, machines like the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) show how cancer cells can be eliminated using sound waves alone. Every day, a new breakthrough has been found, or is in the process of testing.
… but it still takes doctors up to a month to speak to each other in order to get a patient the treatment that they need for their workplace injury.
Continue reading Utilization Review: Phone Tag, but With Fax Machines