PRAXES announces innovative OHdoc addition to its national telemedicine service.
HALIFAX, August 19, 2013 – PRAXES Medical Group announced today that they are expanding their world-class industrial telemedicine service. The Halifax based company will now offer occupational health physician (OHdoc) support as part of “EMdoc”, the organization’s emergency medical service.
“We leveraged our expertise in emergency medicine and software technology, and added occupational health services to EMdoc,” said PRAXES CEO, Susan Helliwell. “Our clients who have looked to us for global emergency medical support, can now also access occupational health specialists. We’re able to respond to medical emergencies and deal with work related incidents, all in the same system.”
PRAXES recently gained recognition when it was named global medical emergency supplier for the Clipper Round the World sailing race. Race crews will have access to PRAXES 24/7 emergency medical care throughout all 12 months and 40,000 miles of the race. The PRAXES EMdoc service is also used by the Canadian Navy, the Coast Guard, several mines sites, among many other industrial clients.
The physician view
“Physicians with an occupational health specialty are difficult to source in Canada – even in larger cities,” said Dr. Donald Haigh, a PRAXES occupational health physician. “Their specific skills are crucial to helping remote site managers prevent medical incidents. Taking workers unnecessarily off-site impacts their income, as well as company performance. As occupational health physicians, our goal is to help keep workers on site, and get them safely back to work as soon as possible.”
The customer view
“This new service will enhance our remote medical response capability. Moving from emergency response to modified duties in one system will keep workers on site. We see this reducing lost time accidents and getting better care to the worker, sooner” – VP Canada, FrontierMEDEX
PRAXES works to help companies reduce lengthy and expensive work stoppages and the “off-site” time, triggered by medical incidents. The PRAXES EMdoc service responds within 5 minutes, identifies the incident as a work related event, records information in PRAXES software and refers the case to a PRAXES occupational health case manager, all on the same call. By managing the case remotely, PRAXES is able to help reduce time delays and costs, while improving on-site incident management, and overall productivity.
About PRAXES Medical Group
PRAXES has been supporting remote workers in dangerous environments since 1997. Its global Telemedicine service is Canada’s premiere telemedicine service for industry. It also supplies a range of medical services from medical exams to the set up and operation of remote medical clinics. The PRAXES mission is to improve remote health care while simultaneously reducing cost and risk for clients.
PRAXES supports the Canadian Coast Guard and Navy, the marine industry, mine sites, oil and gas sites, and prisons. PRAXES is the official supplier of global medical emergency services to the Clipper Round the World Race 2013/14.