How a Paradigm Hero Beat Chronic Pain

Paradigm − November 8, 2016 − filed under Chronic Pain

Last month we introduced you to our latest Paradigm Hero, Butch Coffman. His story began when he slipped on the ice going to work one winter morning. Over the next 12 years, his condition worsened and he developed chronic pain. “It took everything I had away from me,” said Butch. Thankfully, he was eventually introduced to… Learn More

Kent Riddle speaking

Innovation Symposium 2016: Could “Navigated Health” Address the High Health Care Costs in America?

Paradigm − November 1, 2016 − filed under Events

“How much time do you think you spend with your primary care physician each year?” Kent Riddle asked attendees at Paradigm Outcomes’ 2016 Innovation Symposium. The CEO of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital looked out at the crowd as they pondered that question. He answered it for them. “Eight minutes or less,” he said. “They… Learn More

Innovation Symposium 2016: Politics, the Media and Breaking Templates

Paradigm − October 25, 2016 − filed under Events

Candy Crowley, award-winning journalist and former chief political correspondent for CNN, began her talk at Paradigm Outcomes’ Innovation Symposium 2016 with a surprising confession about herself and the media. “I have never seen so many people so wrong about so much for such a long time.” She gave a few examples from her own illustrious… Learn More

Innovation Symposium 2016: The Fed and the Economy

Paradigm − October 19, 2016 − filed under Events

Susan Collins, PhD, dean of public policy at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public and board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, surprised attendees at Paradigm Outcomes’ Innovation Symposium by revealing one of the Fed’s biggest secrets. It was about how the Fed communicates to Americans. She said that “Fed-speak” used… Learn More

Brian Muirhead speaking

Innovation Symposium 2016: Risk, Innovation, Collaboration and Sheer Terror

Paradigm − October 11, 2016 − filed under Events

Brian Muirhead, chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, looked out at the audience of Paradigm’s Innovation Symposium and told them that in the next hour, he would make them all rocket scientists. Then he put them through seven minutes of sheer terror. Risks and Rewards Muirhead, who was chief engineer for the successful 2012… Learn More

Paradigm Hero Butch Coffman

Paradigm − October 4, 2016 − filed under Chronic Pain

Ira “Butch” Coffman was a corrections officer on his way into work one winter morning in Michigan when he slipped on ice in the parking lot and fell, landing on his back. His left foot began to drag about one hour later, but his suffering had just begun. Twelve years after the accident, he continued… Learn More

Virtual Reality: Opportunities for Paraplegic Rehabilitation

Paradigm − September 27, 2016 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury

The newest advancement in paraplegic rehabilitation sounds like something out of Neuromancer – a virtual reality device that not only acts as a form of physical rehabilitation but could, in some instances, lead to a restoration of feeling and motion. The medical science has been around for close to two decades, but until recently, the… Learn More

Paradigm Explains: ICU Syndrome

Paradigm − September 20, 2016 − filed under Complex Case Management

ICU syndrome is a disorder often afflicting intensive care unit (ICU) patients, who experience a cluster of serious psychiatric symptoms after an acute illness or traumatic event. The syndrome is also a form of delirium, or acute brain failure, and can be referred to as ICU psychosis. While ICU syndrome may last anywhere from 24… Learn More

Motivating Injured Workers to Change

Paradigm − September 13, 2016 − filed under Chronic Pain

Motivating a person to change can be a challenge, especially when working with an injured worker who has developed an identity based on having disabling chronic pain. With the CDC’s recently released opioid guidelines warning of the dangers of long term use, more physicians and other healthcare workers are pushing to wean patients off pain… Learn More

WCI Annual Educational Conference 2016 Recap

Paradigm − September 7, 2016 − filed under Events

The 71st Annual Workers’ Compensation Education Conference and the 28th Annual Safety & Health Conference took place last month in Orlando, Florida. Paradigm Outcomes participated enthusiastically among a number of thought leadership organizations to discuss best practices and new ideas in workers’ compensation. The annual WCI conference provides a unique opportunity each year… Learn More