Independent Medical Assessments
If your company is
self-insured, you may be seeking a partnership with a medical assessment company. Independent medical
may be necessary in situations
where an employee is unable to perform their usual job due to injury or
illness. Specialists can also assess an individual's mental and physical
abilities (Independent Functional Abilities Evaluations) as well as assessing the
energy levels and skills required to perform their regular occupation
(Independent Physical Demands Analysis.) They can recommend adaptations to help
workers transition back to their regular duties (Independent Ergonomic
Analysis.) These doctors and other professionals may make recommendations about
therapies and treatments, assess whether or not current treatments are working,
and identify any pre-existing or underlying conditions that may be present.
- Independent Neuro-Psycho
- Independent Physiotherapy
- Independent Rheumatology
- Independent Oral and
- Independent Chiropractic
- Independent Orthopedic
- Independent Neurology
- Independent Physiatry (Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation) Examinations
- Independent Psychiatric
- Independent Psychology Examinations
- Independent Psycho-Vocational
- Transferable Skills Analyses
- Independent Social Work
Reports that follow these
evaluations must be precise, use correct medical terminology, and be legally
defensible. They must also meet various provincial standards and guidelines,
including time-sensitive deadlines. Choose a national organization that has a
reputation for accuracy and objectivity, confidentiality and respect for
clients and employees.
The best companies emphasize
working with employees in order to achieve an early and safe return to the
workplace whenever possible.
Other Services Available
Good managers realize that
preventing workplace accidents is better than dealing with the after-effects of
an incident. This is why some firms place a premium on education. Custom
workshops can help to educate your workers about safety and illness prevention.
Many companies, for example, hold a fall Flu Clinic, where workers can receive
a flu vaccination and reminders about how to prevent the spread of illness.
It's been shown that these types of clinics reduce flu-related absenteeism.
Other preventive measures can
include screening programs. Screening for high blood pressure and high
cholesterol levels, for example, can save lives. These two "invisible”
conditions can, if left unchecked, lead to heart attacks and strokes, both of
which can require extensive rehabilitation and recuperation times, or can even
cause death. Screening programs for drug and alcohol dependence can identify which
of your employees needs help to combat addiction. Drug and alcohol issues can
have a negative impact on every aspect of an individual's life, including their
relationships with clients and fellow employees.
Putting help in place for
employees is another way to ensure that your workers have the ability to
overcome personal problems that may spill over into the workplace. Employee Assistance Plans,
are a way to provide your
employees with access to confidential counseling in order to help them combat
problems such as marital discord, grief, or substance abuse.
Partnering for Success
With the right medical
assessment company as your partner, you can maximize the mental, physical, and
social health of your workplace. Contact a reputable national company today and
discover the benefits of collaborating with experts in this field.