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Medicfusion Video Depicts Chiropractor’s Life With and Without EHR
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Written by TAC Staff   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 04:48
medicfusion-logoRaleigh, NC – Want a fun 2-minute overview of how EHR can simplify a chiropractor’s life? Look no further than “A Tale of Two Chiropractors,” an animated video from Medicfusion EHR that examines the dramatic difference an electronic health records (EHR) system can make in a practice. The video can be viewed at http://medicfusion.com/taleoftwochiropractors/
 
Hank and John, chiropractors with big dreams, star in this short piece.  They open their practices and quickly attract customers. Hank goes with an EHR system and one receptionist; John bypasses EHR and adds staff, a big investment in people. As their practices grow, the video depicts the vital role EHR plays in a busy office.
 
Efficiency reigns in Hank’s office thanks to EHR. Customers quickly move in and out; paperwork is done in advance; notes are completed by day’s end; payments are made electronically; profitability increases; and he also receives incentive checks. In addition, with a certified EHR system, Hank’s Medicare reimbursements go up.
 
It’s a different story with John. Without EHR, everyone is swamped with paperwork. Patients grow tired of waiting to check-in and checkout. Staff members are overwhelmed and leave, creating turnover, extra training and added costs. John must work late to complete his notes; he’s struggling to make it as his Medicare reimbursements drop, a penalty for not having EHR.
 
In “A Tale of Two Chiropractors,” one dream thrives, another dies. Take it from Hank and John... and Medicfusion. View the video at http://medicfusion.com/taleoftwochiropractors/
 
To implement a Certified EHR system, 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.
 
First Chiropractor Completes Mini-Fellowship in Neuroradiology, Focusing on MRI Spine Interpretation
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Written by TAC Staff   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 04:34
The Academy of Chiropractic is proud to announce that Dr. Donald Capoferri has been the first chiropractor nationally to have completed a Mini-Fellowship in Neuroradiology, focusing on MRI spine interpretation. Dr. Capoferri, a 1981 Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic graduate, did so by completing a 40 hour program requiring a minimum pre-requisite 25 hours of MRI study.

capoferriThe Mini-Fellowship involves reviewing and being tested on a minimum of 40 MRI spine series with Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist. Dr. Peyster attained his neuroradiology training at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School system, has been published over 70 times and is now a professor of radiology and neurology and is the Chief of Neuroradiology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine.

In addition to the image review and testing, Dr. Capoferri also had to study extensive research on MRI and neuroradiology . He then had to do his own research and write a case report suitable for publication on how MRI effects the diagnosis, prognosis and/or the treatment plan of a chiropractic patient.

According to Dr. Mark Studin, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, who both coordinates a neuroradiology clinical rotation for senior interns at the doctoral level and this program at the post-doctoral level, “This is a significant step for the chiropractic profession in advancing our knowledge and keeping pace with the medical community. Without these types of programs, we will forever be in the shadows of medicine and we need to control our own destiny in a collaborative marketplace. This cannot be done without direct knowledge.”

At the present time, six additional doctors are in the middle of attaining their mini-fellowships. Anyone in the profession is welcome to participate.

For more information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
ChiroTouch Honored as One of the Best Places to Work in San Diego
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Written by Robert Moberg   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 15:35
San Diego, CA – June 30th, 2014 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, is pleased to announce it was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego. This 8th annual program was created by the San Diego Business Journal and Best Companies Group and is sponsored by Moss Adams LLP, Kaiser Permanente, United Concordia, Active Network, and Paradise Point.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego,” said Robert Moberg, CEO of ChiroTouch.  “This honor is a direct reflection of our remarkably talented and dedicated team that works tirelessly to support and grow the chiropractic profession.”

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in San Diego benefiting the state's economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies split into four categories: 33 small-sized companies (15-49 US employees), 33 medium-sized companies (50-249 US employees), 14 large-sized companied (250-1,999 US employees), and 20 mega-sized companies (2,000 or more US employees).  ChiroTouch has been named one of this year’s Best Places to Work in San Diego in the medium category. For more information on the Best Places to Work in San Diego program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkSD.com.

“One of many important principles the chiropractic community taught us is that health is the cornerstone longevity and vitality,” added Robert.  “We apply this principle close to home by providing a supportive, encouraging environment that allows every member of our team to thrive personally and professionally.”

ChiroTouch, by Integrated Practice Solutions Inc., is based in San Diego, CA, and provides fully-certified chiropractic software designed from the ground up to maximize efficiencies for virtually every process, including patient self check-in, scheduling, SOAP notes, billing, interoffice communication, and more.  ChiroTouch has developed its HIPAA-compliant system to drastically reduce the time it takes to perform tasks chiropractors are already doing.  That gives chiropractors more time to see more patients—resulting in increased referrals, improved efficiencies, and a direct, measurable impact on practice profitability.

About ChiroTouch
ChiroTouch, by Integrated Practice Solutions Inc., is the premier provider of fully-certified, innovative chiropractic software technology solutions for the chiropractic industry. Fusing advanced software systems with superior support services, we partner with chiropractors across the country to help them automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability.  Visit www.chirotouch.com.
 
Nike Oregon Project Head Coach Alberto Salazar Utilizes Multi Radiance Medical Lasers on Elite Runners, Facilitating Performance and Recovery
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 15:33
For Immediate Release:

SOLON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Multi Radiance Medical (MRM), manufacturer and marketer of FDA-cleared lasers for drug-free pain relief, announces that Alberto Salazar, previously one of the top distance runners in the world and currently the head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, utilizes Multi Radiance lasers to help athletes prepare, perform and recover from injuries until the pain is completely resolved. MR4 LaserStim™/LaserShower™ and the MR4 ACTIV™ cordless laser provide a quick and effective drug-free alternative to prescription medication.

“MR4 lasers are now my go-to modalities for addressing lower extremity injuries that are slow to heal,” says Salazar, who set the World Record for the New York City Marathon in 1981, and is currently renowned for helping to reshape the status of American distance running. “The devices are typically used on all athletes in the facility, but I always send the portable MR4 ACTIV with any athlete who is traveling or heading to an event. We have seen great results.”
MR4 laser technology’s proven, proprietary, synergistic wavelength laser/light/magnetic field combinations maximize laser treatment capabilities, accelerating the recovery process and temporarily relieving pain associated with injuries and chronic conditions.

“We’re pleased to contribute to the success of coaches and athletes involved in the Nike Oregon Project, a group that was created to promote American long distance running through elite coaching and revolutionary training methods,” says Max Kanarsky, president and CEO of MRM. “The Project is one of the most prestigious training groups in the world, committed to developing the best distance runners in the world through rigorous training and the utilization of cutting-edge sports science and performance technology. MRM lasers are clearly in this elite category.”

About Multi Radiance Medical
Multi Radiance Medical is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of FDA-cleared lasers for drug-free pain relief. This proprietary technology is considered the safest laser on the market and is utilized to treat over 300 conditions worldwide. For over two decades, Multi Radiance Medical has served physical therapists, doctors of chiropractic, veterinarians, athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals, including M.D.s, D.O.s, DPMs, physiatrists and other rehabilitation specialists.
 
Metagenics to Host Third Annual Lifestyle Medicine Summit
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Written by Stephanie Kochs   
Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:27
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Practice-Changing Event Features Insights from 16 Leading Healthcare Practitioners, Researchers, and Authors—Plus a Special Introduction by Country Music Legend Naomi Judd

Aliso Viejo, Calif. (June 24, 2014) Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, will host its third annual Lifestyle Medicine Summit in Nashville, Tenn. on September 26-28, 2014. This landmark series of educational events convenes leading healthcare professionals and researchers to share contemporary approaches to lifestyle medicine for greater effectiveness in addressing a wide range of conditions that affect an ever-increasing number of patients around the world. The theme for the 2014 Lifestyle Medicine Summit is "Transformational Patient Care: Powering the Paradigm Shift," which continues to guide forward-thinking practitioners in creating more patient-centered approaches to wellness.
 
“The Lifestyle Medicine Summit presents a unique opportunity for those practicing lifestyle medicine in a modern healthcare setting,” Fred Howard, CEO of Metagenics. “These are the true leaders in transforming the current model of disease/symptom care into one that addresses underlying factors that can help create a lifetime of better health. This educational series provides a rare forum to learn from experts, share with colleagues, and grow as a lifestyle medicine practitioner."
 
Prominent researchers and esteemed healthcare professionals will share insights on how patient care can be improved by combining personalized diagnostics with smarter nutritional approaches and contemporary lifestyle medicine. Speakers for this year's event include:
  • Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACS, CN – Founder, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute; well-known functional medicine pioneer, research scientist, and educator; author of The Disease Delusion
  • Mark Hyman, MD – Chairman, Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM); practicing family physician; eight-time #1 New York Times bestselling author; internationally recognized leader, speaker, and educator
  • Osama Hamdy, MD - Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Program, Joslin Diabetes Center; assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; clinical researcher and author of more than 150 publications
  • David Katz, MD – Director, Yale Prevention Research Center; clinical instructor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine; ABC News medical consultant and author of numerous scientific articles
  • Mimi Guarneri, MD – President, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine; founder Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine; noted physician, speaker, and healthcare advisor
  • Fabrizio Mancini, DC – President Emeritus, Parker University; well-known author, TV health expert, and integrative chiropractor
Dr. Mancini's presentation will feature a special introduction by country music legend Naomi Judd, who is a former nurse, author of several books on healthy aging, and a well-known advocate for integrated medicine approaches that helped make a difference in her own health challenges. Other presenters and workshop leaders include Robert Martindale, MD, PhD; Allison Monette, ND, RD; Michael Nova, MD, PhD; Dane Donohue, DC; Eamonn Quigley, MD, PhD; Robert Rakowski, DC, CCN; Samantha Eagle, ND; Robert Silverman, DC; Mike Kyrchman, MD; and Mark C. Houston, MD.
 
About the 2014 Lifestyle Medicine Summit:
The Lifestyle Medicine Summit will be held the Omni Nashville Hotel on September 26-28, beginning with a reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame. For more details and registration information, please visit: www.metagenics.com/2014summit or call 800.692.9400 (United States), 800.268.6200 (Canada).
 
Early bird registration is $349, and registration after June 30, 2014 will be $399. Early registration is recommended as last year’s event was sold out, and this year's event is anticipated to do so as well.
 
About Metagenics, Inc.
Metagenics, Inc. (www.metagenics.com) is a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier lives by realizing their genetic potential. Founded in 1983, Metagenics serves more than 75,000 healthcare providers worldwide through premium quality, science-based medical foods, nutritional formulas, and lifestyle therapy programs such as FirstLine Therapy to help their patients achieve a lifetime of good health. Metagenics’ scientific staff—among the largest in the nutrigenomics industry—has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded more than 50 international or domestic patents. The company’s educational arm, Metagenics Educational Programs, collaborates with renowned medical experts to annually deliver more than 200 events designed to help healthcare professionals stay on the leading edge of lifestyle medicine and incorporate nutrition into their clinical practice.
 
Metagenics maintains its corporate headquarters in Aliso Viejo, CA; R&D headquarters in Gig Harbor, WA; and operating subsidiaries in Brussels, Belgium and Brisbane, Australia.
 
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