IRMS Workers' Compensation Best Practices

IRMS Workers' Compensation Best Practices

"Return to Work"

Illinois Risk Management Services (IRMS) Workers' Compensation program, a part of IHA Business Solutions, has released the fifth installment in their Capstone series on member best practices. "Return to Work" features a community health system's successful approach to re-engaging employees injured on the job while simultaneously reducing hospital cost and fostering a culture of caring.   

This best practice was presented at the IRMS' 2014 Workers' Compensation Symposium, illustrating how information sharing and collaboration can assist in reducing overall workers' compensation costs.

Staff contact: Mike Baiardo


Hazard Prevention

Employee hazard prevention awareness and accountability is the topic of the fourth installment in the Capstone member best practice series by Illinois Risk Management Services (IRMS) Workers' Compensation program, a part of IHA Business Solutions. A community hospital implemented a top-down safety awareness culture using creative measures which include hazard identification, surprise safety inspections, employee learning opportunities, awards for safety violation identification, and website "Tip of the Day" reminders.

Staff contact: Mike Baiardo


Focus on Injury Prevention

Illinois Risk Management Services (IRMS) Workers' Compensation program, a part of IHA Business Solutions, has released the third in a series of member best practices. Learn how a community health system successfully reduced annual workers' compensation claims by 20% and decreased lost employee work days by 90% at one of its hospitals through a top-down safety awareness culture focused on injury prevention.

Staff contact: Mike Baiardo


Slip, Trip, Fall Prevention

Illinois Risk Management Services (IRMS) Workers' Compensation program, a part of IHA Business Solutions, has released the second in a series of member best practices. This next best practice focuses on slip, trip and fall prevention strategies implemented by two central Illinois hospitals.

Staff contact: Mike Baiardo


Member Best Practices

Illinois Risk Management Services (IRMS) Workers' Compensation program, a part of IHA Business Solutions, has released the first in a series of member best practices. This first best practice focuses on pre-employment testing policies successfully implemented by two community hospitals. This best practice series, presented during last year's Workers' Compensation symposium, is an example of the value derived by attending the annual Symposium scheduled for May 1-2, 2014 in East Peoria. Click here for the Save the Date notice. More details to follow.

Staff contact: Mike Baiardo