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WC Innovation from NWCDC From Medical Company

I had written earlier in the week on searching for WC innovation at the recent National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference last month in Las Vegas.

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As most of the innovation was in the vendor booths, I visited everyone of them over two days time.  It was great to see cutting edge products and services.

A simple but wonderful technique for pain control without drugs was one of the vendors. Thermazone– actually let me try out their product at the booth (great marketing) seemed to have an innovative product.

I am not an expert in mechanics, medicine, or bio-science.   However, Thermazone was a great innovation.  They have a Thermazone unit that heats or cools very quickly.  It is very thin.  The unit was small enough to carry in my hand.

Once the unit was turned on, once to heat and once to cool, the relief, if needed was instantaneous.    The pad that was hooked up to the unit by hoses was very thin, pliable, and comfortable.

The temperature was controlled by water flowing through micro-welded channels.  All the user had to do was add distilled water that you can buy at Walmart for 90 cents per gallon.

Instead of me droning on about their use, below is information from their website.  WC adjusters, risk managers, rehab nurses, and industrial physicians should take notice of a great product.   I did not evaluate the cost of the product.

Description

Finally, a device that offers easy, high-efficiency heating and cooling therapy without the use of ice!

Our compact design is packed full of features and provides consistent, therapeutic temperature levels for any part of the body. Our technology is designed to treat the total range of traumatology including:

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    In-Hospital & Clinic Treatment

  • Post-Surgical Recovery
  • Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
  • Professional Physiotherapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma Rehabilitation
  • Private and In-Home Care
  • Pain Management

This technology satisfies a clear unmet clinical need- safe, effective and targeted localized treatment with precise temperature management and registration. Traditional means of heating and cooling therapy (ice packs and gel packs, heating pads and circulating devices) are not efficient or fully effective including issues with:

  • Pain and temperature miss-use (freeze burns and hot spots)
  • Condensation (dripping)
  • Rapid loss of temperature
  • No temperature control
  • Toxic content, risk of wound poisoning
  • Environmental impact

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James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Mgmt Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

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