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Ten benefits of working and recovering at home
Gabrielle Lis | How might injured workers benefit from a stint of working from home, before returning to work?... read more >>
Ten challenges of working and recovering at home
Gabrielle Lis | Some injured workers will return to work at home before they get back to the physical workplace. Understand the challenges to help them thrive at work away from work.... read more >>
(Home) working it!
Gabrielle Lis | Accentuate the positives and eliminate the negatives of remote work, with this strategic guide to making the most of working from home... read more >>
Webinar recording: The cross sector project -Mapping Australian Systems of Income Support for People with Health-Related Work Incapacity
Michael Di Donato | Michael Di Donato reports on the project undertaken by the Insurance Work and Health Group, Monash University.... read more >>
 

Industry News

SafeScript tackles doctor shopping for medications
Published on November 30, 2018 | On October 2, the Western Victoria Primary Health Network launched SafeScript, Australia’s first comprehensive real-time prescription monitoring system. Prescription records are transferred in real-time to a centralised database, which doctors and pharmacist can access during consultations.... read more >>
What does it take to be an effective regulator?
Published on November 29, 2018 | "At its most basic level, regulation is used to control risks that lead to societal problems," writes Dariel de Sousa, on legal blog  Lexology. So what does it take to be an effective regulator in workers compensation? The short answer: focusing on desired outcomes (e.... read more >>
So your colleague has said, "No, I'm not ok..."
Published on November 29, 2018 | In this video link, co-founder and non-executive director of RUOK, Graeme Cowan, spells out his acronym of support for friends and colleagues who tell you they're not doing well. Graeme uses the acronym I CARE: Identify Compassion Access appropriate support Revitalise work Exercise.... read more >>
You need to know about pregabalin
Published on November 29, 2018 | Pregabalin (sold as Lyrica) is a drug commonly prescribed for patients on workers' compensation. Its intended use is as an anti-epileptic and a painkiller for nerve pain.  According to new research, "ambulance call-outs associated with the misuse of pregabalin have increased tenfold in Victoria since 2012" .... read more >>
Will digitising medical care make things more efficient, or destroy helpful human bonds?
Published on November 19, 2018 | In the New Yorker, surgeon and public health researcher  Atul Gawande takes a deep dive into the ongoing digitisation of healthcare, concluding that: "We ultimately need systems that make the right care simpler for both patients and professionals, not more complicated.... read more >>