As I promised in this post, I wanted to comment on Workers Compensation innovation. As I was in the general area seeing clients, I decided to spend an afternoon going through the vendor area at the recent Workers Compensation conference in Las Vegas.
I went from booth to booth asking about innovation or new products. Interestingly enough, there were very few fully innovative companies. There were however, innovative products inside the companies. To avoid legal squabbles, I will not post anything negative as other Workers Comp bloggers seem to do as a profit motive.
I did want to mention one of the great LinkedIn groups that is conducted by one of the vendors at the conference. I met Mark Walls of Safety National at the conference. I would suggest signing up for LinkedIn here and joining the Work Comp Analysis Group. If you are already a member of LinkedIn, adding in the group will be of great benefit to anyone in Workers Comp, no matter your job title.
I also met with Dave DePaolo of WorkCompCentral. While you are joining Mark’s group, you may want to sign up for Dave’s LinkedIn group which is under WorkCompCentral. I cannot directly link into the groups as LinkedIn always requires a username/password combo.
I also met with Craig Denau of MedCor. They are a phone and in-plant triage group that had recently won awards for workers compensation innovation. I covered this type of service in this post. As I have posted, presented, and written many times, a Workers Comp claim has everything set in place 72 hours after an accident. Any service that will allow immediate control of a claim is a good thing.
A list of the vendors that had booths at the conference can be found here along with a list of the sponsors. There is also a list of the 2010 vendors. (Updated for 2013)
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