Electronic Medical Records:
We have now stepped into the future by using electronic medical records, and can now document everything our patients report to us in their subjective complaints of pain and symptoms. How does this help our patients? Using electronic medical records frees up time that our providers have with the patient, allowing more quality, one on one time with the patient. Electronic Medical records allow us to effectively and more efficiently communicate and exchange information accurately and consistently – and allow us to use the information to the best of our ability to best serve the patient. EMRs are a cutting edge way for medical practices to provide a even higher level of care to their patients. Some of the benefits we see directly from using this technology are:
- Speed: Today’s lives are fast paced! Everyone has a million things to do, and in a limited amount of time. Because Michigan Spine & Pain has a main goal of getting you back into to your life, as quickly as possible, we are always looking for ways to improve efficiency of treatment. When it comes to managing information, speed is important – with out sacrificing accuracy, quality and consistency. By implementing state of the art technology in our offices, we get you in and out, on time. We know you have things to do, and your time is important to us. EMRs free up time that we would rather invest in your pain treatment!
- Security: The security and privacy of your medical information is of the utmost importance to us. EMRs provide secure records, with consistent back ups. Only authorized users can access the records. You can be assured that your medical information is safe and secure at Michigan Spine & Pain.
- Accessibility: Having your medical information easily available to our providers allows them to get right down to what they are best at – diagnose and treat your pain. There is no time messing with paper files, searching for specific records, or scanning through entire documents – the provider is able to access exactly what they need, when they need it in order to provide you with the best, highest quality of pain management care.
Keeping Patients Informed:
In today’s fast paced society, its sometimes hard to stay informed with the latest medical information. Michigan Spine & Pain gives patients the opportunity to stay informed via email, we can also send you electronic copies of all pre-patient forms that you will need to fill out upon your first visit to our office. We also have a large network of professional medical information available to our clients via our website and RSS feed.
Internet Access Available While Patients Wait:
Although we try to keep your wait time to a minimum, we have computers with internet access in our waiting rooms available for all patients to use. Check your email, read up on the latest information on your pain and symptoms before seeing our providers, read the news, or just take a moment to surf the web and relax!
Digital X-Rays / Images / Fluoroscopy:
We store all images electronically, secure and protected for easy accessibility and convenience of being able to send them anywhere with ease. This can, in many cases, help to speed up the diagnostic process, helping us find a treatment option more quickly, to suit your specific pain management needs.
When confronted with a pain diagnosis, the last thing you want to deal with is the bill. We have billing systems and practices set up to let you focus on the management, treatment, and recovery from the pain you are experiencing. We bill electronically to all major insurers, and we verify insurance plans electronically, thus decreasing the margin of error with your insurance and billing accounts drastically, so you can have the peace of mind knowing that treating your pain is our top priority.
Continuing Education / Training:
The staff at Michigan Spine & Pain receives periodic training and education on the newest technological advances, and computer application pertinent to our field. Technology moves at a fast pace, we move just as fast in order to stay at the top of the game. With advances on information sharing, computer programs and applications that can help us better serve our patients and provide the best possible pain management care – we know the importance of staying educated and informed. All staff members at Michigan Spine & Pain are dedicated to staying knowledgeable in order to best serve you and your pain management needs.