(PRWEB) September 22, 2010
Medgate, the global leader in Occupational health and safety software, announced today that its Occupational Health Software is now available with Reed Group’s MDGuidelines return-to-work reference toolset.
With more than 1,300 medical topics, Reed Group’s MDGuidelines is the occupational health industry’s leading return-to-work (RTW) reference toolset. MDGuidelines includes evidence-based, physician-reviewed RTW duration guidelines, a powerful predictive modeling tool that enables case managers to tailor guidelines to individual employees, medical monographs suitable for educating employees, and occupational treatment guidelines by ACOEM (American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine).
A key product feature of MDGuidelines is the toolset’s two types of RTW durations: idealized durations (the actual time it takes for the injury or illness to heal) and real-world durations based on millions of cases. Comparing both types of durations allows case managers to identify psychosocial factors that extend recovery times and apply additional resources as needed to help employees return to their normal productive endeavors.
MDGuidelines is embedded in the Case Management Module of Medgate’s Occupational Health Software Suite for efficient and easy case management workflow.
“Medgate’s leading employee case management functionality will be enhanced through the integration of MDGuidelines,” states Mark Wallace, President of Medgate Inc. “Our clients will benefit from seamless access to the guidelines directly through the Medgate application. This is a win-win for everyone.”
“We’re very pleased to be able to offer MDGuidelines as a fully embedded toolset within Medgate,” says Reed Group President, Guidelines, Jon Seymour, M.D. “Having our industry-leading reference tools be part of the natural workflow of case managers is the key to improving return-to-work outcomes.”
Medgate’s Case Management (CM) Software Module provides a complete information management system for occupational and non-occupational (disability) cases. The CM Module records the absence start, expected and actual return-to-work dates, calculates total work hours lost, tracks restricted work details and calculates total restricted workdays. An interactive to-do list acts as a tickler list of all outstanding and upcoming actions as well as a chronological history of all activity related to a case.
Medgate™ is the global leader in occupational health and safety software. Medgate’s Occupational Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental software products have the most comprehensive functionality and user-friendly design in the market. Available in multiple languages, Medgate software is used across the globe in hundreds of the best known corporations and government entities. More information can be found at medgate.com.
About Reed Group
Reed Group® is the world’s most trusted source of return-to-work information, helping companies improve employee absence outcomes. Reed Group’s data, tools, customized solutions, and case management services help reduce absence incidence and duration, and get employees back to normal, healthy lives and full productivity. Reed Group is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado. More information at reedgroup.com and mdguidelines.com.