MVL Midwest Vein and Laser
We have been taking clinical photographs for 19 years in our vein practice. We started with a Polaroid camera followed by various othercamera’s. When we graduated to digital photos, we were taking our disc to CVS, printing out the pictures then inserting into our paper charts. Very labor intensive and costly! The quality was poor and often times, we were unable to show patients just how great their legs looked.
At the IVC show I saw AppworRx and was so impressed that I signed up immediately. It didn’t take long for us to realize we could cut down on the time it took to take great pictures, as well as having the ability to share these easily with the patients
Since implementing the system, our photos are high quality and our patients and referral sources are more engaged. We are able to show them before and after pictures easily. One of my favorite features is being able to easily send before and after comparisons to referring physicians. This is a case when a picture is truly worth a 1000 words. As a result, we have seen an increase in our patient referrals, which is incredibly valuable.
We are also very pleased that we will be able to input these directly into our EMR
Kandy Hammond RN BSN MBA/HCM
About Kandy Hammond:
For more than two decades she has had an established career in the nursing field, with the last 15 years specifically in clinical practice treating venous disease. Considered one of the foremost consultants in the U.S.A., her management style is defined by an attention to detail supported by solution technologies that have evolved throughout her career at Midwest Vein and Laser Center and as a hospital ICU nurse at Columbus Ohio’s Children’s Hospital (Neo-Natal ICU), Grant Medical Center (Surgical & Trauma ICU), as well as Lima Memorial Hospital (Surgical ICU). As a result of her wide-ranging nursing experience, she has a thorough understanding of patient care and the management skills necessary for successful working models in the medical profession’s clinical environments.