New ÂMigraine CalculatorÂ to Be Unveiled
Innovative tool to help employers determine the financial benefits of treating employees who suffer from migraine headaches
(PRWEB) March 9, 2005
New ÂMigraine CalculatorÂ to Be Unveiled:
Innovative tool to help employers determine the financial benefits of treating employees who suffer from migraine headaches.
28 Million Americans Suffer Migraines, Costing Employers $13 Billion Each Year. On Thursday, Mar. 10, 2005 at Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM)Âs inaugural conference, Care-Focused Disease Management at Work: Designing Benefits and Programs for Functional Outcomes, in Orlando, Florida, PhRMA will be joined by Dr. Wayne Burton and The HSM Group to unveil their new ÂMigraine Calculator,Â which is a web-based tool designed to help employers estimate the incidence of migraine headaches, as well as their impact on the work force and the potential net savings of helping employees seek treatment.
The media briefing to unveil the calculator will take place from 4:30 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. at DisneyÂs Contemporary Resort in the Fantasia A&B room during the discussion Employee Migraines are a Headache for Employers: Economic Burden of Migraine in the Workplace, part of the breakout session Musculoskeletal and Pain Care.
The ÂMigraine CalculatorÂ or Productivity Impact Model (PMI) was developed by the HSM Group, Ltd., a health care consulting firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, with support from PhRMA. The calculator estimates the impact of migraines based on a companyÂs size, type of industry, location, and the age and gender of employees. It also projects the potential net savings the company can expect, after considering the cost of treatment, if employees obtain treatment.
Wayne N. Burton, MD, Wellness and Productivity executive, JP Morgan Chase Richard I. Smith, MA, JD, senior vice president, Policy, Research and Strategic Planning, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Jim Hendrix, vice president of Research and Economics, The HSM Group Sheryl Bronkesh, MBA, president, The HSM Group
Thursday, Mar. 10, 2005 4:30p. m.-5:30p. m.
Reporters attending: Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) conference: DisneyÂs Contemporary Resort, Fantasia A&B Room, Orlando, Fla.
Reporters attending by phone: Reporter Call-in Option: 1(800) 479-9001; Pass Code: Migraine Calculator Release
**Please Contact Sam Succop at 202-572-6275 or at ssuccop@dcgpr. com to RSVP for the briefing.
Media Advisory - Media Briefing March 10: