Veteran workers’ compensation executive Chris Watson is joining the Advisory Board for Harvard MedTech, a breakthrough digital health company that combines virtual reality, behavioral therapy, and artificial intelligence in a revolutionary new approach to healing trauma and pain.
“As a well-respected and seasoned executive in workers’ compensation, Chris will be heavily involved in working with me and our senior team in setting the strategic direction for the firm.”
“Harvard MedTech’s innovative solution is changing the approach to treating both acute and chronic pain associated with workplace injuries,” said Watson. “By providing a non-pharmacological alternative combining virtual reality therapy along with support by behavioral health experts, they are improving people’s quality of life by enhancing their ability to deal with pain, reducing opioid utilization, and accelerating return to work. Long-term claims and their costs are minimized and the risk of addiction to narcotics is reduced. This is the solution the workers’ compensation industry has been waiting for.”
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“We are delighted to welcome Chris to our Advisory Board, as our company prepares for rapid growth and adoption in workers’ compensation,” said Shan Padda, Chief Executive Officer, Harvard MedTech. “As a well-respected and seasoned executive in workers’ compensation, Chris will be heavily involved in working with me and our senior team in setting the strategic direction for the firm.”
Watson was most recently Chief Operating Officer for One Call Care Management, a leading provider of specialized solutions to the workers’ compensation industry. Previously he had served as Chief Operating Officer at Coventry Workers’ Compensation Services. His previous positions also include COO at Auto Injury Solutions, President at First Script, VP of Operations at Concentra Network Services, and VP of Provider Relations at Em3.
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an F/A-18 pilot.
He joins a distinguished group of experts on the Harvard MedTech Advisory Board, including Chris Dimos, Chief Operating Officer at AccentCare and former President of the Retail Solutions team at McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services, and George Riedl, former President of Pharmacy, Health & Wellness for Walmart U.S., the world’s largest retailer.