Tuesday July 5, 2022

Closing Health Equity Gaps with Personalized Musculoskeletal Care

Tuesday, July 26, 2022  |  1:00 p.m. CT (2:00 p.m. ET)

Exacerbated in part due to COVID-19, chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is on the rise across the country and is compounded by mental health issues. Many employees have also deferred care or may have turned to opioids to relieve their pain, potentially worsening their condition. In addition, the pandemic exposed startling health inequities that have brought this issue to the forefront for employer benefit leaders. Learn how employers have reduced costs and improved employee productivity with digital MSK disease management programs that complement those care options otherwise available within their employee benefit plan.

Objectives

  1. Discuss how virtual care solutions can help to narrow health equity gaps.
  2. Learn the impact of income, mental health and race and ethnicity on MSK care.
  3. Address why the chronic pain epidemic requires holistic and personalized care.

Sponsored by:

Price

ASHHRA Member: FREE
ASHHRA Non-member: $25.00 FREE

Credit(s)

1 (CHHR, HRCI, SHRM)

Presenters

Dr. Louis Dickey

Louis Dickey, M.D.
Medical Director
Hinge Health 

Dr. Louis Dickey, Medical Director at Hinge Health, has over 40 years in the medical field as well as more than 10 years of benefits consulting. In his previous role as a consultant at Willis Towers Watson and his former role as a Senior Medical Director for National Accounts at Aetna, Dr. Dickey has worked with public, private and hospital employers and their respective account teams to develop health care strategies and initiatives, programs and vendor assessments and improvements and enhancements of their current programs and initiatives. Dr. Dickey earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and served in the US Navy as a flight surgeon.