Independent Medical Assessments (IME)

IMEs are third party health exams for injured or ill employees or plan members.  The reports the employer/insurer get as a result of an IME are an invaluable tool to help benefit managers, case managers and employers make informed decisions about short/long term disability management and help them optimize return to work strategies.  

We offer a comprehensive list of specialists in every area of expertise all across Canada.  Click  here for a list of the specialties most commonly needed that CompreMed can provide.

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Diagnostic Testing

CompreMed can provide MRI, CT, X Ray, Ultra Sound, and Eye Testing, and can accommodate other diagnostic requests where available.

Functional Ability Evaluations (FAE) / Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)

These assessments measure a person’s physical capacity and/or limitations to perform various physical tasks and duties.  A functional abilities evaluation can measure a person's abilities against the demands of their own job, or a more general set of demands as needed in any job.

We have many facilities available for one, two and even three day testing programs with highly qualified Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.

Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)

A PDA is generally conducted to assess whether or not someone can return to their former duties following an illness or accident.  Testing is conducted based on a job description provided by the employer and used by an Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist, who can measure abilities and limits based on job requirements. Another use of a PDA is to assess whether a potential employee can perform the required physical demands during the job screening process.

Workplace Assessments and Solutions

CompreMed provides both ergonomic and psycho-vocational assessments in the workplace to improve a person's working experience.  In this type of assessment, the assessor is able to make a detailed analysis of the demands of an individual's particular job and can identify any safety, health or other occupational hazards.  A workplace assessment tests both the ergonomic and physical influences on a person's ability to do their job safely and effectively.  Recommendations can be made to modify working environment or on the job itself to reduce any risk of injury or work related stress.  

Ergonomic Assessment

This is a detailed analysis of the required tasks of a particular job and the impact that they might have on the employee.  The evaluation will give a picture of posture, repetition, and stationary demands which can contribute to injuries and health.

Psycho-Vocational Assessment

These assessments are conducted to evaluate an individual's vocational capabilities and future employment options.  In this type of assessment, an employee's workload, physical demands, stress, responsibilities, environment, resources, and capabilities are analyzed.

Human Resource Management

CompreMed also offers services in human capital management such as employee selection, psychometric evaluations, team-building, and succession planning.

Job Coaching

The results from an assessment can shed light on physical or psychological issues for the employee or fellow employees in the workplace.  Job coaching can help to create strategies for the employee to best do their job and can create a better understanding for colleagues to work productively with the employee as part of his or her return to work strategy.

File Reviews

We can have one of our professionals review any existing employee/claimant file and report to you on his or her conclusion after reviewing previous assessments, medical history, etc. and make recommendations for treatment or further investigation.

Occupational Psychiatric Services

We have solutions available for the variety of issues arising from mental health issues in the workplace.  In addition to employee absenteeism caused by mental health issues, there are also issues arising for management in the workplace.  We can help provide strategies and coaching for those supervising an employee diagnosed with a mental health condition.  Consulting services also provide help with employees who are not absent but as a result of mental health issues are not able to perform and contribute in a productive way when they are at work.  We offer training in house and on line.  We provide preventative and proactive solutions customized for your workplace dynamics.

Administrative Services

Travel to IME Appointments

As we service all of Canada, including remote areas, there are times it may be necessary for the person having an assessment to travel to a place where the best provider is available.  CompreMed will arrange all travel, accommodations and manage expenses.

Translation Services

We are also able to provide translators for those who need an IME but do not speak either English or French.

Click  here for more information about how to book an assessment with CompreMed.

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