WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reed Group, a leading provider of absence management services and workforce productivity tools, formally announced a Canadian distribution partnership with KMG Health Partners of Toronto, Ontario. This new partnership deploys greater strategic resources to meet the growing demand for effective absence management expertise across North America. KMG Health Partners is now Canada’s sole representative for MDGuidelines®, a Web-based reference tool comprising the industry’s most comprehensive return to work, treatment and disability duration guidelines. KMG Health Partners will service existing Reed Group clients as well.
With the recently improved Web-based platform, the new content management system and the integration of Reed Group’s proprietary American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) treatment and practice guidelines, MDGuidelines® represents the next step in the evolution of the guidelines industry toward optimizing workplace productivity.
“Through this strategic relationship, Reed Group is investing in on-the-ground resources to help our existing and new customers maximize the benefits of the MDGuidelines® product,” said David Roberts, chief executive officer of Reed Group. “With the growing complexities in the world of absence management, we’ve seen demand grow for solutions that optimize treatment planning and case management. KMG Health Partners is clearly an expert in the field and with nearly 20 years of experience; it was the natural choice for representing the product.”
“KMG Health Partners has been successfully delivering return to work, absence and disability management services to a diverse range of international clients since 1996,” said Karen Michelazzi, chief executive officer of KMG Health Partners. “Because MDGuidelines® provides comprehensive return to work and treatment content on one state-of-the-art platform, representing one of the best online user experiences available today in the guidelines market, this product was a perfect complement to our portfolio. Reed Group and KMG Health Partners are committed to bringing customers the best solutions in absence management.”
Canadian clients that formerly dealt directly with Reed Group in the United States will now be working with KMG Health Partners.
“Our promise to current Reed Group clients is a seamless transition. We have a dedicated Canadian team to assist in further uncovering the enormous benefits and tools MDGuidelines® has to offer,” added Michelazzi.
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About Reed Group
Reed Group, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, is the recognized leader in helping organizations reduce the cost, compliance risk and complexity of employee absence. Our products and services address FMLA, ADA, state and other leave laws, workers' compensation and short- and long-term disability programs. Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Reed Group has been a trusted partner to employers, insurers, TPAs, government organizations, attorneys and health care providers for over 35 years. Reed Group's world-class team of clinical and absence management experts help organizations deploy Reed Group products and services to improve employee health and productivity. For more information visit reedgroup.com.
About KMG Health Partners
As specialists in the field, KMG Health Partners provides organizations with the education, advice, tools, and services to facilitate effective absence and disability management that is evidence-based, achieves measurable outcomes, and reduces the costs of absence. Founded in 1996, KMG Health Partners is located in Toronto, Ontario servicing all of Canada. KMG Health Partners delivers services and consulting on an international basis as well.