Remote medicine – preventing incidents from becoming accidents
Remote medical incidents can quickly result in large costs to an organization. The average age of workers is rising; and chronic conditions are more common among workers. Employers now manage more health issues than ever.
“With PRAXES technology, we have reduced expensive vessel diversions, significantly improved our ranking with WCB, and saved in excess of $500,000 annually”. – Colin MacDonald, CEO, Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.
EMdoc Emergency Telemedicine – a typical call
EMdoc is on standby 24/7 to provide immediate medical advice. A timely call by your field staff will trigger the following response in under 5 minutes, globally:
Call placed to the PRAXES call centre via one, global number
If translation services are required, the dispatcher patches the translator, physician, and caller together
PRAXES emergency physician responds in under 5 minutes, supplying medical advice to your on-site staff
Occupational health issues are triaged as required
If a medical evacuation is required, the system sends a medical report to a receiving institution and automatically alerts a designated company manager via email or text message, anywhere in the world
An electronic medical record is created by the PRAXES Physician using EMwerx – our proprietary software solution
Incident information and alerts are available immediately via email or fax
Remote medical staff are evaluated on every call and every call is recorded
The right combination of highly trained and experienced physicians, unique protocols and innovative software supports the PRAXES 5 minute global response guarantee. PRAXES offers the only remote emergency telemedicine service that includes guaranteed response times, specialist physicians, translation services, electronic medical records, and automated alerts.
Senior Occupational Health resources at your fingertips
With our occupational telemedicine service, PRAXES puts a senior occupational health physician available at your fingertips. Via phone, Internet, or video our specialist can assist your organization with:
Expert occupational health support for on-site health and safety personnel.
Detailed knowledge of WCB and Occupational Health and Safety legislation requirements (including OSHA).
Defining effective early intervention action plans that provide the best care and reduce risk for the employee and the business.
The business case for OHdoc Occupational Telemedicine
OHdoc helps clients effectively manage remote workplace injury and illness issues without having to take employees away from the work site.
Our OHdoc services improve medical care delivery while reducing costs by:
Assessing employees for work fitness, eliminating the need for costly diversions to medical facilities.
PRAXES occupational health specialist recommends action consistent with Occupational Health & Safety and Workers Compensation Board laws, and corporate injury management systems, thus reducing business risk.
Ongoing access to OHdoc occupational telemedicine ensures employees are managed remotely throughout the recovery process.
How is the OHdoc Telemedicine service delivered?
A single telephone number connects you to our health concierge who manages OHdoc telemedicine bookings for our occupational health physicians. Callers can range from site medical personnel seeking advice regarding an employee’s fitness for work, to senior safety personnel seeking advice on the classification of injuries or treatment outcomes.
Who is on the OHdoc Telemedicine team?
Our team of occupational health physicians and nurses is led by Dr. Donald Haigh B.Sc, M.Sc, MDCM, CIME, FCBOM, one of Canada’s leading occupational health professionals. His clinical experience includes:
OH&S, WCB and OSHA legislation
CAPP offshore medical examinations
Transport Canada seafarers exams
Providing medico-legal opinions as a Certified Independent Medical Examiner
Industrial Hygiene support and planning
Contact us to learn more about our occupational telemedicine services.
PRAXES responds to a call for help
PRAXES responds to a call for help from a fishing vessel
Listen to actual exchanges between PRAXES staff, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), the captain on a ship, and Search and Rescue technician (SARTech).