MS Work Space Podcast

MS Work Space Podcast

A recent study found that almost a million people in the US have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and many more are caring for someone with this complex and costly disease. And, it often affects people of working age in the prime of their careers.That's why we created the MS Work Space Podcast Series. Hear from experts in managed care, benefits management, and healthcare providing real-world insights on the impact of MS in the workplace.

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May 5, 2020 9 min

Nationally-recognized learning and human development expert, Mary Schaefer, SHRM-CP, PHR, sits down with Neil Goldfarb, President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health in an information-rich podcast focusing on the “101’s” of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – a chronic disease that can negatively impact job performance and that may be substantially underdiagnosed in the United States. 

 

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Host Mary Schaefer, SHRM-CP, PHR leads an information-rich discussion with Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH, a nationally recognized expert on the topic of care partnering – the critical role played by millions of people who care for a spouse or loved one living with a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The enormous impact that care partner responsibilities can have on workplace productivity and on individuals’ career plans...

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Host Mary Schaefer, SHRM-CP, PHR talks to medical and pharmacy management expert Dr. Gary Owens about the significant financial impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the detrimental impact that treatment-related costs can have on employers, payers as well as those who have been diagnosed with the disease. Topics include lost productivity in the workplace, healthcare costs associated with MS co-morbidities, lost productivity in the ...

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In our second episode, our host Christine Porath leads a group discussion on how to create productive partnerships in the workspace between employees and the Human Resources function to drive successful outcomes, boost productivity, and improve overall quality of life for the person with MS and/or their caregiver.

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In Episode 1, our host Christine Porath explores the impact of MS on various aspects of workplace productivity with Gina Murdoch–President and CEO of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. The discussion demonstrates how simple it can be to work together to provide valued employees with MS the resources they need to continue to do their jobs effectively. Tune in to get the tools and resources your organization can use to en...

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