TRACK: OEM Education & Scientific Research
Pamela A. Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM*, Disney Parks and Resorts, San Jose, CA
L. Casey Chosewood, MD, WorkLife Initiative, Atlanta, GA Ronald L. Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP*, U.S. Preventive Medicine, Jacksonville, FL Kenneth R. Pelletier, MD, PhD, University of California at San Francisco and University of Arizona Schools of Medicine, Alamo, CA
This session will focus on the latest research and application of health and productivity management (HPM) principles. Results of a research study on how medication adherence can impact absence and presenteeism for employees with chronic conditions will be presented. Following this will be a discussion on two recent white papers. The first paper is on the standardization of self report tools to allow comparison of results regardless of the tool used. This white paper is the culmination of discussions of the developers of the self-report tools convened by ACOEM. The second white paper, Defining Health Protection/ Promotion, discusses what this means in the blend of worksite safety and wellness and incorporates findings of ACOEM members' worksite safety/wellness programs including Corporate Health Achievement Award winners that demonstrate how a healthier population decreases occupational injury and illness rates and workers' compensation costs. Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to: Articulate the impact of non-adherence to medication protocols on absenteeism and presenteeism; Discuss the definition of Health Protection/Health Promotion as applicable to worksite wellness; State the principles of effective worksite wellness and safety programs; Describe the key elements of presenteeism in the workplace. This session is sponsored by the Health & Productivity Special Interest Section. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates.