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New York Chiropractic College: Affiliated with VA Residencies at Two of Five Selected VA Facilities
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Written by Kathy Hadley   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:31
Seneca Falls: New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) will soon participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs new full-time, year-round, paid chiropractic residency program slated to begin this coming July. Administered nationally by VA’s Office of Academic Affiliations and locally by the individual VA facility, the residency programs will enjoy the benefit of a VA facility affiliation with Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) accredited chiropractic schools.

nyccvaFocusing on Integrated Clinical Practice, and emphasizing the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated health care system, NYCC’s VA-residents will hone vital clinical skills as senior VA-chiropractors mentor the hands-on training in Canandaigua and Buffalo, N.Y. – two of only five sites to be awarded such residencies nationwide. Drawing annual salaries ranging between $36,000 and $43,000 (based on geographic location) the residents will carry out clinical educational rotations through such services as primary care, medical or surgical specialties, mental health, and rehabilitation disciplines. The residents will also participate in a variety of scholarly activities, giving and attending academic and research presentations at the VA facility and its affiliates.

NYCC adjunct faculty member Dr. Paul Dougherty provided oversight and instruction while gathering data on the effectiveness of a pilot residency.  Drs. Paul Dougherty and Andy Dunn will mentor residents under the new program, ensuring quality patient care and clinical education in the unique environment.
 
Medicfusion Partnership with MD On-Line Offers Major Benefits for Chiropractors
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Written by Terri Sundholm   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 13:32
RALEIGH, NC – Medicfusion EHR today announced a partnership with MD On-Line, Inc. (MDOL), a leading provider of electronic healthcare solutions that leverage data to improve practice efficiency and enhance patient care. This partnership gives the chiropractic community one-stop access to a total electronic health records (EHR) solution by combining HITECH Certified Medicfusion EHR with the powerful financial management and billing capabilities of MDOL’s InSync® Practice Management (PM) solution.
 
chirocompleteCalled ChiroComplete, the combined product suite equips chiropractors with an EHR system designed to meet the challenges ahead in healthcare, such as the increase in government regulations surrounding documentation and compliance.

“This is a win-win partnership for chiropractors. In one complete package, they receive unsurpassed EHR automation and efficiency, as well as one of our industry’s most advanced financial management systems,” said Medicfusion CEO Shayne Sundholm.

A cloud-based system designed by chiropractors, Medicfusion increases office efficiency, simplifies documentation and compliance, and improves the speed and accuracy of SOAP notes. The system is also HITECH-certified, a major consideration since incentive dollars are available to practices that implement a HITECH-certified EHR.

MDOL’s InSync® Practice Management (PM) solution maximizes productivity and revenues streams by reducing operational costs and increasing profitability. The company’s fully automated billing system delivers exciting, new levels of efficiency when teamed with Medicfusion.

“In today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, an EHR system with seamless billing and financial reporting capabilities is critical to survival for chiropractors,” said MDOL EVP Ashish Vachhani. “There’s no better time to embrace this technology than right now.”

Specific benefits to chiropractors from Medicfusion include an easy-to-use paperless system that fully automates your front office. Key features include Clinical Documentation (SOAP Notes), Transcription Library, Patient Portal Website, Custom Forms Library and ePrescribe.

With MDOL’s InSync® product, chiropractors benefit from effective management of payments and detailed financial and analytical reporting. Highlights include intuitive electronic remittance advice, electronic super bill creation module, charges generated at the time of charting, easy-to-review accounts receivable reports, daily reconciliation reports, and monitoring of outstanding balances and payments based on insurance carriers or patients.

The official release of ChiroComplete is expected mid-January 2014 with presales on now.

For more information about the ChiroComplete solution, contact Medicfusion at 1-866-643-7778, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.Medicfusion.com/chirocomplete .
 
20/20 Imaging Brings Innovations in Digital X-Ray and Imaging Software To RSNA 2013
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Written by Brittny Quinn   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 13:30
2020ImaginglogoRSNA BOOTH #8516 – November 21, 2013 - 20/20 Imaging, a leader in small market imaging with nearly 2,500 installations across the country, announced today their product line-up for RSNA 2013, led by a new digital x-ray system with enhanced software capabilities and higher frequency generator. Targeted more specifically to the podiatry market, this higher-frequency system offers the potential for lower dose with advanced imaging capabilities that enable lower technique for lower radiation to be used. The system is also anatomically programmed – a one-of-a-kind capability for podiatry practices – saving time, assuring accuracy, and further enhancing efficiency by enabling exams to be selected at the technologist workstation instead of at the device.
 
“As we continue to grow our imaging product portfolio, bringing our products to RSNA and being part of the ever-growing imaging community is a strategic business imperative for us,” explained Bob Salzman, president, 20/20 Imaging. “We are excited to showcase our most advanced portfolio to date along with our integrated software capabilities that paint the future of streamlined workflow in small market imaging.”

Beyond podiatry, 20/20 Imaging’s product portfolio also includes solutions for the chiropractic, hand and now the veterinary markets as well.
  • Advanced, complete end-to-end imaging solutions for chiropractic practices include the cutting-edge Chiro Straight-Arm digital x-ray solution, equipped with the company’s CFPG and the industry-leading C-DR retrofit system, both enable the direct capture of images and quick display of data on computer workstations within seconds.
  • The HDR & HFP, dedicated specifically to the unique needs of the hand surgery market, were unveiled at this past October’s American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting.
  • After years as a leading provider of custom retrofit solutions for veterinary markets, the addition of the V-XRS, a multi option digital receptor turn-key x-ray system equipped with a 32kW HF APR generator, 4-way float top table and mini-PACS will further advance the digital imaging capabilities for veterinary practices.
20/20 Imaging works closely with sister company Viztek, Inc., a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, and also an RSNA exhibitor with their full portfolio of products and solutions for imaging centers and hospitals.
 
About 20/20 Imaging:
20/20 Imaging is a value added reseller of HealthCare IT, including digital imaging solutions tailored for the private practice market space, specializing in podiatry and chiropractic. Utilizing its broad HealthCare IT and imaging expertise and new economical DR, CR and PACS solutions, 20/20 Imaging provides comprehensive digital imaging & IT solutions and services to a large variety of small to medium size clinical specialties.
 
 
Top Chiropractor in Atlanta First Choice for Celebs
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Written by Century Center Chiropractic   
Monday, 14 October 2013 13:47
ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The top chiropractor in Atlanta, Dr. Jared Simon, fixes backs; but he's no ordinary chiropractor. Better known as the "chiropractor to the stars" among the Atlanta area, Dr. Simon is the first choice among both local and major celebrities when it comes to relieving back and neck ailments of all kinds. In fact, his list of star clients reads like a red carpet roll call.

Despite being widely considered the top chiropractor in Atlanta, Dr. Simon remains surprisingly modest when asked about his work with superstar Cee Lo Green, Olympian Gwen Torrence or NFL Quarterback Joe Theismann. He explains:

"I specialize in the entertainment industry, but my main concern is making sure my patients live pain-free, whether the person I'm working on is a Grammy winning artist, a teacher, an Olympian, a car mechanic, a sports legend or an accountant. It's not what they do that matters so much to me; it's how I can get them out of pain and keep them out of pain that drives how I care for them."

Despite, or perhaps because of, his down-to-earth nature, Dr. Simon is becoming a celebrity in his own right. Once word got around that the top chiropractor in Atlanta had so many high-level clients, people wanted to know more, and he has now appeared on television and radio programs as an expert on chiropractic care.
Dr. Simon not only specializes in caring for those in the entertainment industry, he is also the founder of the Atlanta Actor's Healthnet, which features physicians sharing ideas on healing back pain for those in the performing arts.

While he is laid back about his celebrity clientele, he also realizes the importance of paying attention to people's line of work and how that affects their back and neck issues. "My patients' professions definitely impact their back problems," Dr. Simon says, "from repetitive stress injuries, which can be seen among athletes, to people suffering from pain brought on by a sedentary lifestyle, what they do or don't do during the day can inform their level of back issues." Dr. Simon says he does a careful assessment of these concerns and customizes a plan for each patient, depending on their individual needs and comfort levels.

Dr. Simon has become so well-known in the Atlanta entertainment industry that he is now the go-to Atlanta chiropractor for celebrities. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild, making him very familiar with the special concerns of film and stage actors.

His practice, Century Center Chiropractic, is located Atlanta, Georgia. They offer state of the art equipment and a personalized approach to back pain. Each patient is thoroughly assessed and a range of treatment options is offered. Dr. Simon has been practicing chiropractic care since 1992.

CONTACT: Century Center Chiropractic 888-667-5235


 
Palmdale Chiropractor Helps Golfers Improve Their Game
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Written by Dewald Chiropractic   
Monday, 14 October 2013 13:42
PALMDALE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Palmdale chiropractor is making use of natural healing and preventative care methods to help local golfers improve their performance and avoid injury. According to Dr. Thomas Dewald of Dewald Chiropractic, many golfers develop problems with their game due to spinal imbalances and overuse injuries that cause pain, stiffness, or less than optimal nerve function. "Chiropractic adjustments and other natural treatments can help golfers get more out of their sport and feel better doing it, while preventative wellness care can help them stay on top of their game," he says.
 
Dr. Dewald explains that a typical golf swing requires many of the body's joints and large muscle groups to perform perfectly under considerable stresses. He points out that the joints of the wrists, elbows, shoulders, lower back, hips, knees and ankles must have the proper freedom of motion to permit a fluid, accurate swing.

"Musculoskeletal imbalances from poor posture or an uneven gait can severely limit a golfer's swing and cause impairments to his whole game," says the practitioner. He adds that over time these imbalances can contribute to premature joint wear, disc problems and osteoarthritis that can make every swing painful and pinpoint accuracy impossible. Dr. Dewald's clinic uses chiropractic adjustments to correct such misalignments in an effort to restore their golfing patients' freedom and range of motion.

Overuse injuries account for many problems out of the golf course, according to Dr. Dewald. He describes the most common of these, a condition known as golfer's elbow, as a form of tendonitis that afflicts the connective tissues on the inside of the forearm where they attach to the elbow joint. The practitioner treats these injuries by prescribing massage therapy and other soft tissue therapies to stimulate the healing process while relieving local inflammation and pain. Physiotherapy and corrective exercises are then employed to rebuild the elbow's strength and flexibility. Dr. Dewald points out that these techniques, coupled with spinal adjustment, are also helpful in the treatment of lower back strain, another common complaint among golfers.

Once a golfer's immediate recovery has been affected, the chiropractor usually recommends ongoing wellness practices to help prevent future bouts of sports-related injuries. Patients may receive a customized exercise program to help maintain proper muscular support and flexibility, enabling better performance on the golf course.

"We can help players understand how a fault in their technique may be causing pain or performance limitations, and we can also show players how to warm up before a round so they can play their best game without hurting themselves," Dr. Dewald says.

In addition to treatment and wellness care for golfers and other sports enthusiasts, Dewald Chiropractic provides spinal adjustment, nutritional counseling, massage therapy and other healing modalities for a wide range of injuries, illnesses and chronic pain syndromes.

CONTACT: Dewald Chiropractic 888-667-5235
 
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