Workers Comp Technology – Found 1.5 Vendors At The Big Brouhaha
Most Workers Comp Technology equates the proverbial needle in the haystack euphemism. Yesterday, I walked through all of the booths at the NWCDC Conference. Yes, it was eight hours of the same things that I saw at the first conference I attended 10+ years ago.
As with my search for Workers Comp apps (ouch!), workers comp technology, or really anything new in the space is almost mythical. Usually what happens is I find some tech company that is branching out from health insurance.
My usual path takes me to the outside and back of the booths. There lie the newer companies putting their toes in the water before jumping in over their heads. As with most conferences, the last booth I come to is the one that seems to have something to offer at the forefront of “new and improved.”
Yes, I realize that we all need bill review, a claims processing system, and similar companies. Many companies say that they save money, but then again how do you save on a pure expense?
I came across a company that offered a simple yet amazing use of virtual reality (VR) as a great addition to workers comp technology.
Lincoln Nguyen spoke to me at his booth about a great idea in Workers Comp technology – the best one at the NWCDC Conference. The company’s byline is:
Workers Comp Technology KARUNA – Rewire your brain. Unlearn your pain.
Lincoln and his partner (oops do not have his name) transitioned over from the health market as many of the new worker’s comp technology companies have over the past decade.
Using VR to teach an injured worker to not replicate any movements that would reinjure themselves would create a boon for a return to work program. The three areas that the Karuna website covers:
- Detailed analytics to see how the worker progresses
- Evidence-based and
- Non-opioid – basically no drugs needed.
I am reading the company’s website as I write this for the first time. Check out the link to his website. Stop by Karuna’s booth in the back right corner of the vendor area.
I found another company that had no booth which was bringing back a prior workers comp technology – more on that company next week.
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