MedRisk Names McClure VP of its research and academic subsidiary

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. (Aug. 26, 2013) — MedRisk has announced that Phil McClure, PhD, PT, FAPTA, will serve as vice president of Expert Clinical Benchmarks (ECB),  the company’s research and academic subsidiary. MedRisk is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers.


McClure will direct all the clinical aspects of MedRisk’s programs from peer reviews and the development and maintenance of evidence-based treatment guidelines to monitoring outcomes and patient satisfaction.

“Phil is an outstanding clinician and researcher who embraces our commitment to evidence-based physical medicine and has helped MedRisk continually advance the level of our care protocol,” said MedRisk CEO Shelley Boyce.  She noted McClure’s long history with MedRisk as a member of ECB’s International Scientific Advisory Board, an elite group of world-renowned physical medicine experts who manage ground-breaking research efforts, conduct symposia and review and analyze physical medicine treatment trends. “His expertise in work-related shoulder injuries was instrumental in developing our treatment guidelines,” Boyce added. 

McClure has received numerous awards for his research in shoulder biomechanics and the effect of exercise on patients with shoulder impingement. McClure, who holds a doctorate from Drexel University in Philadelphia, is a professor at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania and the director of its Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  He replaces Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who recently retired.

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 and performs peer reviews. ECB 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. ECB is supported by its International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB). The ISAB is an elite panel of world-renown physical medicine specialists who meet annually to review the latest research and to update ECB’s proprietary treatment guidelines.     About MedRisk MedRisk Inc. is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, PA, MedRisk has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies on several lists, including Modern Healthcare’s Fast 40, the Inc. 500|5,000 and Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 50.” MedRisk is fully accredited under URAC and has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination. MedRisk’s programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, state funds, general managed care companies, case management companies, claims adjusters and physical medicine providers. To make a referral or obtain more information, visit or call 800-225-9675.

Editor Note:  Phil McClure photo available from or 813-690-4787.

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Media Contacts: Helen Knight, King Knight Communications, 813-690-4787; Jodi Golia Hynes, MedRisk Inc., 800-225-9675;