SOURCE: ZetrOZ, Inc.

ZetrOZ, Inc.

June 04, 2015 12:03 ET

Tackling the Billion-Dollar Work-Related Injury Crisis

Twenty Percent of Injured Workers Are Responsible for 80 Percent of Claims-Related Costs; Expert Panel Examines Problems and Solutions

TRUMBULL, CT--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2015) - Can "disruptive" solutions find success in the 100-year old workers' comp industry? On June 10th a panel of workplace injury experts will discuss fresh approaches for managing today's out-of-control volume of Workers' Compensation cases.

Experts from the insurance, pain management, employer and cost containment sectors will present a "state of the industry" as well as discuss innovative strategies to help employees get well and back to work more quickly and cost-effectively.

The goal of the panel is to focus on innovative, evidence-based interventions that actually treat and resolve the underlying injuries, while also being easy to prescribe by the physician and cost-effective for the insurance provider. 

According to panel moderator, Michael Shor, of Best Doctors Occupational Health Institute, "Traditional treatments such as pain masking drugs and devices that are not sustainable can lead to comorbidities like addiction to narcotics and depression, setting the stage for breakthrough ideas and solutions."

The event is hosted by ZetrOZ, Inc., a progressive, drug-free medical device company that recently launched its second award-winning bioregenerative and pain management device utilizing sustained acoustic medicine.

"By developing a creative new treatment dynamic for patients, providers and payers, we can make Workers' Compensation work better," says ZetrOZ, Inc. Co-Founder and Chief Science & Technology Officer George K. Lewis, Jr., Ph.D., who continues, "This panel will address personalized and engaging patient-centric healthcare that can reduce pain and injury management costs -- meeting everyone's needs."

The panel will be moderated by Michael Shor, MPH, Managing Director at Best Doctors Occupational Health Institute, and the featured panelists are:

  • Dr. Gerard Malanga, Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, and Medical Director at Horizon Casualty Services
  • Dr. Ralph Ortiz, Director of the NY State Pain Society, and Founder and Director of Medical Pain Consultants
  • Robert Woods, Senior Vice President of Energi, Inc.
  • David Cohen, Executive Vice President at Standard Oil of Connecticut, Inc.
  • Robin Hoyle, JD, Executive Director of the NY State Pain Society

"The Work-Related Injury Conundrum... Clinical Challenges, Innovative Solutions" will take place on Wednesday, June 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Ryder Cup Room at Pier 59, Chelsea Piers in New York City. For more info and to RSVP for the panel, visit its Eventbrite page.

About ZetrOZ, Inc.
ZetrOZ is revolutionizing the medical therapeutic industry with its proprietary technology and medical interventions including the recently introduced sam® sustained acoustic medicine www.samrecover.com and UltrOZ® www.ultroz.com, wearable bioelectronic devices to accelerate tissue healing and relieve pain for chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Patient focused, clinically effective and economically sound, the non-invasive therapeutic technologies are the world's smallest and strongest ultrasound therapy systems. The sam® device addresses the growing demand for non-pharmaceutical and bioregenerative alternatives to typical surgical and pharma-based pain treatments in the approximately $62 billion U.S. pain management market. Medical professionals that utilize sam® include orthopedists, pain management specialists and physical therapists for the treatment of overuse injuries such as tendinopathies and muscle strains. For more information, visit www.zetroz.com.

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