TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Cira Medical Services (Cira) has launched
Health Assess™, a unique clinical service designed to address a critical gap that
currently exists in Canadian workplaces. Health Assess™ is a
time-sensitive, confidential, and proactive approach to supporting
medical conditions in the workplace through expert diagnosis and
clinical consultation. The enhanced assessment service is designed to
simplify and ease the employee's experience when navigating through the
medical process, and ensures an optimal pathway to restored health.
Health Assess™ benefits Canadian employers and employees alike by
helping to promote and maintain a well-managed, supportive, and
productive work environment.
"Most employers today recognize the value of investing in workplace
health," says Karen Seward, President, Cira Medical Services. "Cira is
committed to helping Canadians live healthier lives through
outcome-oriented services designed to support everyone in the
workplace—managers, employees, human resource departments, unions,
company medical directors, health and wellness facilitators, and health
and safety coordinators."
While managing employees affected by a particular physical or mental
health condition is often challenging in its own right, it becomes far
more difficult to effectively navigate a return to function pathway
when two or more conditions co-exist or develop over time.
"Adequately addressing health issues in the workplace requires a
well-planned comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach focused on
developing an accurate clinical understanding of the circumstances of
an employee's health and its broader impact in the employee's home and
workplace environments," says Dr. Avi Orner, Medical Director, Cira
Medical Services. "Such an approach has become even more critical as
legislation and shifting cultural expectations over the past decade
have placed greater emphasis on the need for employers to appropriately
address and accommodate not only the physical limitations that
employees may experience in the workplace but any mental health issues
Health Assess™ is a service that offers independent medical assessments
to diagnose health issues, as well as follow-up support to facilitate
and encourage ongoing treatment and recovery for identified conditions.
Health Assess™ enhances the standard independent medical assessment
with case-specific clinical coordination, top-tier quality assurance
processes, and meaningful outcome support for both employers and
To learn more about Health Assess™ or to download Cira's white paper, Balancing Workplace Mental Health Issues and Employee Privacy Rights, visit Cira's new website www.ciramedical.ca.
About Cira Medical Services
Cira Medical Services is a leading national provider of independent
health services for the corporate, insurance, and medical legal
communities across Canada. With an unparalleled roster of health
professionals and highly qualified, on-staff industry experts, Cira
offers a results-oriented business model designed to meet the needs of
each client. Cira is committed to helping Canadians live healthier
lives and does so through its unique service offerings such as Health
Reach™ and Health Assess™. To find out more about Cira Medical Services, visit www.ciramedical.ca.
SOURCE: Cira Medical Services
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