Did you know that “pain” impacts more Americans than most chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined? According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, common chronic pain complaints include headache, lower back, cancer, arthritis, and neurogenic pain, impairing the quality of life for an estimated 76.5 million Americans.

Supporting NextGen Healthcare Users

As a value-add reseller (VAR), ITelagen provides a vast range of support services and products including professional services, training, hosting, and traditional IT support to practices using or looking to purchase the NextGen® Ambulatory EHR product suite. Last month, ITelagen launched PainCare™, a new product that features content and workflow developed specifically for pain management providers under the guidance of experienced pain management specialists. PainCare is designed to enhance the clinical, business, and financial performance of practices of all sizes and can be implemented as a combined solution or as a standalone application.

Increasing chronic conditions and aging baby boomers = chronic pain escalation

As the incidence of chronic pain increases among the general population, particularly aging baby boomers, so does the need for chronic pain management medical services. PainCare increases practice efficiency by delivering real-time patient record views that display pertinent information about the patient, with fewer clicks through templates designed specifically for pain management. PainCare provides pain management specific content and a simplified workflow built “out of the box” to be easy and effective.

Making pain management less painful for providers

The single-click navigation to Pain Management common assessments, procedures, treatment plans, and orders minimizes documentation and improves the accuracy of medical records. PainCare pulls the patient’s medical history in real time, and pertinent vitals based on prior visits and diagnosis codes. Increased efficiency through reduced scrolling and a clutter-free workflow aligns with the needs unique to pain management practices. In addition, pre-populated pain management templates default directly to “Pain Management” within the EHR.

A view from the top

John O’Keefe, chief executive officer for ITelagen, said: “We believe PainCare is a must-have for any Pain Management specialist currently utilizing an EHR solution or thinking about implementing one.” Regardless, PainCare is provided by ITelagen as part of a total solution for Pain Management practices which includes implementation, maintenance, hosting, and support for one low monthly fee. The ITelagen approach makes PainCare affordable for many practices, regardless of size.

Read the full press release on PainCare™, here.