Reed Group and ACOEM
share the same mission: to build healthier employees and workplaces through more effective treatment of work-related injury and illness," Roberts said.
The ODG and ACOEM
guidelines are the backbone of almost every UR and disability management guideline today.
RAND reports that the ACOEM
guidelines are weak in this area.
James Schlueter, Effective Health Systems' President, stated, "The consummation of our agreement with the Reed Group and ACOEM
completes BaseLine's medical protocol resource.
Jack Mahoney, Center co-founder, and I presented at the ACOEM
meeting, and we immediately agreed that the connection between the goals of the Center and ACOEM
Loeppke is a member of the Board of Directors for ACOEM
and the co-chairman of the ACOEM
Section on Health and Productivity, which establishes measurement criteria for health and productivity research.
Nayer points to the synergies of these affiliations, noting that the ACOEM
is the preeminent organization of 5,000 physicians and other health care professionals who specialize in the field of occupational and environmental medicine and champion the health and safety of workers, workplaces and the environment.
Loeppke's Congressional briefing was sponsored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM
), where he is co-chairman of the Section on Health and Productivity, and he was joined by Pamela Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, president of ACOEM
and Corporate Medical Director of Integrated Health at Cisco Systems.
and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ACOEM
as well as the Board of Directors of Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI).
He is Co-Chairman of the ACOEM
Section on Health and Productivity, which is actively involved in defining and establishing measurement criteria for research in health and productivity initiatives, as well as assimilating input from practice experts in the field, employers, corporate medical directors, employer coalitions, pharmaceutical companies, the provider community, and other key stakeholders on the frontlines of the health and productivity arena.
Robert MacBride, medical director for The Prudential Insurance Company of America's Group Insurance business and a member of the ACOEM
committee that developed the guideline.
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