ATLANTA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadspire, a Crawford Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB) and leading third party administrator (TPA) and medical management services provider, is proud to announce that Gary Anderberg, Ph.D., practice leader for analytics and outcomes, has been named a winner of Risk & Insurance magazine's 2010 Risk Innovators award.
Anderberg was nominated for his work as a leader with Broadspire's e-Triage system, which helps analyze claims that might become outliers in terms of duration and cost, a question inherent in all new occupational and non-occupational disability claims.
"There are few people who have greater insight into our industry than Gary Anderberg," said Broadspire CEO and President Kenneth F. Martino Jr. "He has an incredible amount of knowledge and understanding about the intricacies of disability. He continually comes up with new views into the business and solutions for meeting client needs. We believe he is highly deserving of this honor and congratulate him on being named a Risk Innovator."
The proprietary technology used in e-Triage allows Broadspire to explore psycho-social and socio-economic issues, in addition to core compensability investigations, that can impact the outcome of claims. Using the power of more than 700 evidence-based studies, e-Triage guides the claim professional through dynamic interviews and captures information as data points - not text - thus allowing for unprecedented analysis.
Broadspire uses e-Triage to conduct initial contact and follow-up interviews for many of its most important workers compensation clients. Like any major application development, building the most recent version of e-Triage has been a team effort. Anderberg has helped lead the project by driving application use and finding additional ways to employ e-Triage internally and externally. His work will directly produce better claim quality and consistency as well as improved analytics for clients.
Anderberg also leads Broadspire's analytics department and is a well-known figure in the workers compensation and disability industry. This past year, he chaired a panel on the impact of national healthcare reform on workers compensation at the national Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conference, published several articles and became a regular contributor to industry blogs.
Anderberg has more than 30 years of experience in the risk management arena. He received his bachelor's degree from Pomona College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude, and a doctorate from Stanford University, where he was the Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
Broadspire, a leading international third party administrator for large self-insured organizations, offers a broad array of customized claim and medical management services designed to increase employee productivity and contain costs. Broadspire's U.S. offering of workers compensation, auto and general liability claims administration, medical management and absence and care management is available bundled or individually. In addition, Crawford provides liability, motor and property claims management services in Europe under the Broadspire brand. Broadspire is based in Atlanta, Ga., with a network of 85 locations throughout the United States (www.choosebroadspire.com) and Europe (www.Broadspire.eu), including the United Kingdom (www.BroadspireTPA.co.uk).
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with a global network of more than 700 locations in 63 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.
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