Thursday February 23, 2023

Caring for Caregivers: Reducing the Prevalence of Opioid Use by Caregivers When Treating Their Chronic Pain

Proactively managing the risk associated with opioid use by caregiving employees has been a long-time focus for healthcare human resources and clinical leadership. Employee health benefit and wellness programs that proactively address the prevention of conditions associated with chronic pain and provide clinically appropriate conservative care options can materially impact the prevalence of physician prescribed opioid use in the caregiving population.


  1. Learn the prevalence of opioid use in treating chronic pain with traditional MSK care.
  2. Learn the employee wellness, regulatory and patient care risks associated with opioid use within the caregiving population.
  3. Hear about how broad-based research into MSK digital care programs may reduce the probability and frequency of opioid use.

Sponsored by:


ASHHRA Non-member: $25.00 FREE


1 credit (CHHR, HRCI, and SHRM) for live webinar attendees.


Stephen Lance

Stephen Lance, MHA, MBA
AVP, Health Systems
Hinge Health

Currently serving as AVP of Health Systems, Stephen leads the strategy and growth objectives for Hinge Health within the Healthcare sector. In this capacity, Stephen and teamwork with large health systems, accountable care organizations, medical group practices, long-term care, and specialty healthcare providers to adapt digital musculoskeletal care methods into their clinical practice and employee benefit programs. Stephen has served the healthcare, insurance, consulting, and technology industries for over 20 years, building and growing technology forward organizations. Stephen holds a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.

Dr. Raymond Hwang

Dr. Raymond Hwang, M.D., MEng, MBA
Medical Director
Hinge Health 

Dr. Raymond Hwang is Medical Director at Hinge Health. Dr. Hwang is also a spine surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hwang earned two engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his MD from Harvard Medical School, underwent residency training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, and completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.