New Online Training Course for Physicians is a Primer on Disability Prevention and Management
For most working adults, getting sidelined by illness or injury can have devastating consequences for their family and career as well as for their financial, physical and emotional well-being. Yet very few physicians receive formal education or training in how to prevent and minimize that impact on patients’ major life functions, especially their jobs.
To respond to this need, Reed Group and Webility Corporation have joined together to offer a new e-learning course: Mastering MDGuidelines: Using Disability Duration Guidelines for Clinical Patient Care.
Co-developed by disability experts Jon Seymour, MD, and Jennifer Christian, MD, the brief e-course efficiently delivers a primer in disability prevention and management to treating clinicians of all specialties.
Helping Physicians Communicate in Disability Cases
Reed Group President Jon Seymour, MD, says that patients, employers, insurance carriers, case management firms, and claims administration companies all complain of physicians’ lack of awareness of – and willingness to play – the communications role prescribed for them in disability cases.
“This e-course will help address that issue by building clinician awareness and ability to use MDGuidelines in the manner in which it always has been intended – as the source of objective information that, when shared, creates common ground and allows all parties to achieve common goals and better outcomes in the return-to-work process,” he says.
“We designed this e-course like a Cliff Notes introduction to disability prevention and management for busy doctors: 30 to 45 minutes of clinician-friendly instruction on how to give sound practical advice to working-age patients about what they should and shouldn’t do, both at home and at work while recovering from injury and illness,” says Webility Corporation President Jennifer Christian, MD.
How to Get the E-Course
To arrange group purchases of the e-course, you can call Reed Group at 866.889.4449 or email John Nelson.
To take the course, go to the Webility website and click on MDG101: Mastering MDGuidelines: Using Disability Duration Guidelines for Clinical Patient Care. Tuition is $50, payable by credit card. Course completion earns 0.75 hours of Category I CME credit.