Dr. Ray Jarris was a Panelist at the NPVOA Medical Risk Management Discussion


Dr. Ray Jarris, Christine James, P&I Claims Manager from Trident, and Michael Barcott, JD from Holmes, Weddle and Barcott, were panelists at the Medical Care and Risk Management in the Fishing Industry on Tuesday, March 21. The scope of the issues discussed were:

  • The need to move toward a proactive integrative approach
  • Options for post hire exams: diabetes check, blood pressure screening and more
  • Relationship between hiring and claims management
  • Empathy in claims management
  • Documentation/communication
  • Medical advocacy in claims management
  • The legal framework surrounding the obligation to provide medical care to a crewmember
  • Recent cases concerning the obligation to provide medical care to a crewmember
  • Question and answer session – Share your concerns!

About the Author:

Dr. Ann Jarris is a Maritime and Remote Medicine Specialist based out of Seattle, WA. She has practiced as a physician for over 15 years in urban and remote settings. Her experience is in occupational, emergency, wilderness and virtual medicine. Dr. Jarris leads innovation and research efforts at Discovery Health MD as Co-Founder and CEO.

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