Read about workplace innovation projects to improve return to work funded by the WCB’s Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP).

Clinical Decision Support Tools for Selecting Interventions for Patients with Disabling Musculoskeletal Disorders

Front-line employees in healthcare and workers compensation frequently make challenging decisions about the most appropriate treatments for injured workers to help facilitate return to work. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools are designed to inform these decisions based on individual worker characteristics. The primary goal of this study was to conduct a scoping review of currently available CDS tools and identify and create an inventory of tools to help stakeholders make treatment decisions for patients with musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).

 

The final resources of this review include an inventory of available CDS tools for MSIs with commentary on the status of research in this area as well as key concepts and definitions for future reporting in this area.

WCB Return to Work Award – 2019 Manitoba Business Awards

On Friday, October 25, 2019, the WCB awarded the organization's second annual Return to Work Award as part of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce' Manitoba Business Awards ceremony at the Victoria Inn Hotel.

Presented and judged by the WCB, the award is given each fall to the Manitoba business that has developed the most outstanding Return to Work program. All applicants are evaluated based on their ability to develop a culture of Return to Work in their organization with measurable results.

The 2019 winner of the WCB Return to Work Award was Actionmarguerite, beating out fellow nominees Birchwood Automotive Group and Donwood Manor.

Actionmarguerite has invested heavily in people over the last few years, with pro-active programs like the Gentle Persuasive Approach in resident care and Return to Work for staff. It is this focus on people that helped them realize a decrease in work injury time loss by 87% over a three-year period at their three locations. Actionmarguerite has facilities in St. Boniface, St. Vital and the Maples in Winnipeg including one that provides services in French.

Each year, the Manitoba Business Awards recognizes businesses from all four corners of Manitoba that have achieved a standard of excellence in the community through their abilities, efforts and initiatives.