Chris Main Joins MedRisk's ISAB Of ECB

King of Prussia, PA (CompNewsNetwork) - Chris J. Main, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., C.Psychol. F.B.Ps.S. has accepted an invitation to serve on the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) of Expert Clinical Benchmarks (ECB), the research and academic arm of MedRisk, Inc. Main is a professor of clinical psychology, specializing in pain management in the Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre at Keele University in Staffordshire, Great Britain and the Co-Chair of the Wellbeing in Work partnership. 
ECBs ISAB is an elite panel of world-renowned physical medicine specialists who review treatments, outcomes, and the latest research and literature to ensure that MedRisk brings the highest quality of care to injured workers. The board members examine the business of physical medicine, delving into patient satisfaction and its impact on recovery and on incorporating outcomes into treatment guidelines.
Main brings to the board a great deal of expertise in the bio-psychosocial approach to pain management as well as considerable experience in musculoskeletal injuries and in managing pain in the workplace, said Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA, the vice president of ECB. I am confident his contributions will greatly advance our work. 
Main has co-authored more than 100 books, book chapters, monographs, and reports. His interests include the psychology of pain (particularly musculoskeletal disorders), the assessment and management of pain and personal injury, development and prevention of long-term disability, the relationship between employee health and occupational performance and musculoskeletal disorders. He also serves on the editorial boards of Physical Therapy and Psychology and Law. 
Other accolades include his being awarded Honorary Membership of the British Pain Society and the delivery of many keynote addresses, including the National Assembly of Wales/Dept. of Work & Pensions Consensus Conference (2003); Trauma and Rehabilitation Conference Montreal (2005); University of Calgary Mackid lecture (2006); the annual British Society of Rheumatology Droitwich Lecture (2008); and WorkCover (South Australia) in 2008. He is also delivering the annual British Pain Society lecture in 2010.
Main earned his M.A. (Double Hons) in Mental Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, and General, Experimental and Social Psychology from the University of Glasgow. His M.Phil in Clinical Psychology was completed at Edinburgh, and his Ph.d. in the Faculty of Medicine was obtained at Glasgow. A graduate member and Elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he became a Chartered Psychologist in 1990. 
About ECB

Expert Clinical Benchmarks, LLC (ECB) is the clinical research and academic subsidiary of MedRisk, Inc. ECB monitors treatment outcomes, measures patient satisfaction, conducts academic offerings for clinicians, performs peer reviews, and is the industry leader in the development and maintenance of physical medicine treatment guidelines and utilization management protocols based on integrated outcome models and evidence-based practices.

About MedRisk

Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk, Inc. is a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 company in the Greater Philadelphia area. The company provides specialty managed care services along with claims workflow management tools to the workers compensation industry. With a demonstrated core competency in physical medicine management, MedRisk has leveraged its technological expertise and evidence-based research to provide a growing list of products and services to its client community including document management, best-practice claim-workflow automation, specialty network services, network integration and data analytics. MedRisks programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators and general managed care workers compensation companies. 

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