Lakewood Ranch, FL – WorkCompCollege.com, a division of Workers’ Compensation Educational Services, LLC, has launched Technology Essentials, a transformative education initiative designed to enhance the understanding of technology’s role in the claims process. With the work comp industry increasingly intertwined with predictive analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, electronic data interchange, Big Data, and artificial intelligence, the need for comprehensive education in these areas has become paramount.
The Technology Essentials curriculum, developed in partnership with Plethy, consists of eight in-depth modules covering the full spectrum of technology within the claim workflow. Expert instructors, armed with practical experience and deep knowledge, simplify complex concepts for non-technical work comp stakeholders. The program concludes with the prestigious ATEC-TE certification, signifying a strong understanding of the broader application of technology in the work comp industry.
Robert Wilson, President of WorkCompCollege.com, believes this is a significant step forward. “The work comp industry is now one that enthusiastically embraces innovation. As we move through 2023, understanding the opportunities present and future is crucial, not only for the current dynamics of our industry but also for attracting a new, tech-savvy generation.”
Raja Sundaram, CEO of Plethy, is the visionary mind behind the curriculum within Technology Essentials. Having introduced Silicon Valley digitization tech into the healthcare and work comp industry, and leveraging data to deliver care and outcomes, Sundaram sees untapped potential in bringing additional digitization to workers comp. “It’s clear to me that technology has a significant role to play in claims. However, its impact is often underestimated. We need to understand and embrace the future of technology to fully harness its value,” said Sundaram.
Mark Pew, Provost of WorkCompCollege.com, worked closely with Plethy to bring this revolutionary curriculum to life. “Through Technology Essentials, we challenge the idea that the work comp industry resists technological progress. Raja’s deep understanding and passion for technology make him the perfect guide to highlight the innovative ideas and services transforming our field.”
The faculty of Technology Essentials comprises a team of industry experts, dedicated to helping students grasp the profound influence of technology on their roles.
- Course 1: Technology Foundations and Cyber Security (Dr. Subu Subramanian, Chief Product Officer at Plethy & Devin Jones, Chief Strategy Officer at Active Cypher)
- Course 2: Enhancing Claims Workflow and Injured Worker Experience with Technology (Stacy Hanson, Chief Growth Officer at Gain Life & Emily Cameron, Director of Product at Gain Life)
- Course 3: Technology in Claims Modeling and Governance (Deborah Watkins, Founder and Chief Disruption Officer at Care Bridge International)
- Course 4: Technology in Managing Network Partners (Kent Morgan, CEO and President at MedicalServiceQuotes.com)
- Course 5: Technology in Treatment Management (Raja Sundaram, CEO at Plethy & Artemis Emslie, CEO and President at CadenceRx)
- Course 6: Technology and How it Enables Care Provider Network Connectivity (Alex Atkins, VP of Business Development at Opyn Market)
- Course 7: How to Roll Out a Tech-Enabled Program (Greg Hamlin, SVP / Chief Claims Officer at Berkley Industrial Comp)
- Course 8: AI in Work Comp (Stan Smith, Founder and CEO at Gradient AI)