2019 Hospital System Industry Group Forum: Understanding Disability and Injury Risk Among Healthcare Workers


Wednesday, June 26

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Occupational injury and illness rates are higher among healthcare employees than any other private sector. While hospitals still experience the greatest number of injuries, employees of ambulatory care sites are also experiencing increasing rates of injury. Musculoskeletal injuries remain a major concern, with lifting being the most frequent cause of injury.

Using an analysis of 10 years of California worker’s compensation claims, this session will explore trends in healthcare injuries, and highlight where targeted interventions are likely to have the most impact. In addition, treatment of healthcare workers will be compared to best practice guidelines to see if patients are receiving the right care at the right time. Our panel will provide insight on leveraging data to make adjustments to your programs.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore common injuries and trends among healthcare employees.
  • Identify which workplace interventions may have the most impact to prevent debilitating injury or illness.
  • Discover how to leverage organizational data to enhance your programs.


Dr. Fraser Gaspar, Ph.D.
Director of Data Science & Analytics

Dr. Fraser Gaspar is the director of data science and analytics at ReedGroup’s MDGuidelines. He received his Ph.D. and Masters in environmental health sciences at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Gaspar’s research focuses on evaluating healthcare utilization and factors that influence health outcomes.


Kerri Wizner, MPH

Kerri Wizner is an epidemiologist at Reed Group's MDGuidelines where she supports research of evidence-based guidelines for occupational medical providers and disability case managers. Previously, she worked as a public health researcher at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on occupational health challenges within healthcare. Her research focuses on using surveillance in healthcare to prevent occupational injury and disease, and improve outcomes. She has an Master’s of Public Health from Tulane University in epidemiology, and is certified by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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