Every day, something changes in the world of technology. As soon as you learn one thing and get comfortable with it, a new advancement has been developed.
This can be positive in many facets, including the realm of workers’ compensation.
Technology has brought major improvements to workers’ compensation in various areas such as training, communication, claims and health care delivery. Information is being relayed to employees in a quicker and more efficient manner.
Alert texts and emails can be sent to clients to make them aware when their prescriptions are ready.
Employees’ intranet and smartphone apps make information more readily available.
The internet and mobile apps help direct injured workers to the proper medical providers and make them aware of medical bills.
Wearable technology has recently seen amazing advancement as well. “Wearables such as watches, vests, hats, and other things can monitor employee movement and alert co-workers of any danger,” according to PMCInsurance.com. “It can monitor fatigue, body temperature, and repetitive motion and send alerts if the system detects any discrepancies. It can be used in training, wellness programs, and fraud prevention.”
The continuing development of wearable tech provides proactivity in preventing work-related injuries.
Technology has also improved and streamlined the process of injury reporting and claims. Mobile apps provide a way to electronically send reports to supervisors with some information already complete, thus streamlining the process and helping to eliminate much of the confusion when it comes to reporting claims.
If recent history has shown us anything, it’s that technology will continue to develop at a rapid rate. This will hopefully further assist companies in their workers’ compensation efforts.