Brain & Spine Center of Texas (Plano, Texas). Brain & Spine Center of Texas uses All Meds Specialty EHR and Practice Manager. Surgeons at the practice have an expertise in complex spinal instrumentation, minimally invasive spine surgery and cranial surgery. The practice has five office locations in Texas. In addition to their clinical work, the surgeons are engaged in research and have given presentations internationally about topics such as artificial disc replacement and fusion. Rebecca E. Stachniak, MD, a neurosurgeon with a special interest in spine surgery at the practice, has been a principle investigator for FDA projects that include artificial discs and a trial study on using bone morphogenic protein for spinal fusions.
Bristol Neurosurgical Associates (Bristol, Tenn.). Bristol neurosurgical Associates and its subsidiary Tri Cities Spine use the E-Cure electronic medical record system. The surgeons at TriCities Spine have expertise in complex back and spine problems. The practice includes spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, physical medicine specialists and an internal pain specialist. In addition to medical services, the practice has MRI, X-ray and an injection suite. Jim Brasfield, MD, a neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery, founded Bristol Neurosurgical Associates in 1985 and then TriCities Spine in 2008, which brings together a team of spine specialists for a one-stop spine care facility. Additionally, Dr. Brasfield co-founded E-cure to improve clinical care and practice efficiency.
Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery (Fort Collins, Colo.). Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery was founded in 1978 and became one of the first practices nationwide to implement the Intergy Practice Portal by Sage Software in 2008. The practice includes three office locations in Colorado and Wyoming. The surgeons have a special interest in treating patients with a variety of spinal disorders with surgical and non-surgical methods. The practice participates in CORHIO HIE, a secure network linking physicians and other medical providers throughout Colorado to provide access to patient information and physician transcription reports.
Georgia Brain and Spine Center (Suwanee, Ga.). Georgia Brain and Spine Center adapted CureMD's web-based All-in-One integrated suite of electronic health records in 2009. Georgia Brain and Spine Center is the practice of Elias Dagnew, MD, a neurosurgeon with a professional interest in surgery for degenerative spine disease, minimally invasive spine surgery and brain and spine tumors. The practice includes two locations in Georgia. Dr. Dagnew is a member of several professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and International Spine Intervention Society.
Midwest Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists (Omaha). Midwest Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists chose the Intergy EHR by Sage Software. The practice includes locations in Nebraska and Iowa as well as the Midwest Imaging Center. Surgeons at the practice have a special interest in treating patients with artificial disc surgery, Gamma Knife Surgery and spinal tumor surgery. In addition to the clinical practice, the surgeons created the Midwest NeuroScience Foundation to fund research and education for patients with brain and spine injury and illness. Leslie C. Hellbusch, MD, founded Midwest NeuroScience Center and Midwest Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists.
Midwest Spine Institute (Stillwater, Minn.). Midwest Spine Institute uses NextGen EMR/EPM. The practice was established in 1987 and includes a team of spine surgeons, mid-level providers, physical therapists and interventional pain physicians. Surgeons at the practice are able to perform a variety of procedures, including minimal access spine surgery, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and artificial disc replacement. Additionally, the surgeons are engaged in ongoing research on topics such as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and long term outcomes for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. The practice also offers a formal Shared Decision Making Program, which allows patients and providers to collaborate on different treatment options based on individual needs and preferences. In addition to the clinical services, Midwest Spine Institute also includes an MRI, DEXA and general radiology.
Sierra Regional Spine Institute (Reno, Nev.). Sierra Regional Spine Institute uses SRSsoft hybrid EMR solution. The practice was founded in 1991 by James R. Rappaport, MD, and includes spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, psychologists, chiropractors, physical therapists and occupational therapists. The specialists treat patients with conditions such as disc herniation, scoliosis, spinal fractures and spinal degeneration. It also includes a monthly electronic newsletter for patients. Two of the physicians served as team physicians for the U.S. Ski Team and worked with three recent Olympic Gold medal winners. There are full-outpatient surgical facilities available within walking distance of the practice at The Quail Surgical Center. There is also a physical therapy center adjacent to the practice offices.
Sonoran Spine Center (Mesa, Ariz.). Sonoran Spine Center uses Merge Healthcare's OrthoEMR. The practice includes locations in five Arizona cities and the Sonoran Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. Founded by Dennis Crandall, MD, in 1999, Sonoran Spine Center has quickly grown to include additional spine surgeons, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and several mid-level providers. The surgeons have expertise in treating patients with all types of spinal disorders, including severe degenerative conditions. Dr. Crandall is a spinal consultant for Arizona State University athletes and has treated professional athletes during his career. In addition to Sonoran Spine Center, Dr. Crandall founded Sonoran Spine Research and Education Foundation in 2000, a non-profit corporation funding scholarships for students with spinal deformities, spinal research projects and educational seminars.
Southwestern Brain & Spine (New Orleans). Southwestern Brain & Spine chose SRS EHR for its 10 providers and three practice locations. The practice was founded in 2006 and includes neurosurgeons and non-surgical specialists. The surgeons have a special interest in complex spine surgery, spinal tumors and degenerative conditions. The practice includes a surgeon who is an NFL-approved second opinion surgeon and a former chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
TriState Neurological Associates (Erie, Pa.). TriState Neurological Surgeons selected the ChartLogic EHR Suite for its six-physician group. The group partners with Saint Vincent Health Care to provide brain, spinal and neurosurgical care. It is the community arm of the department of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and serves patients in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The physicians focus on treating patients with spinal stenosis, spinal factures, spinal tumors and other conditions. The practice has 15 office locations and includes neurosurgeons for NFL athletes and the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Several of the surgeons also hold leadership positions within their local hospitals, including the chief of neurosurgery at UPMC Passavant.
More Articles on Spine Surgeons:
Stem Cells for Spine Surgery: 7 Points From Dr. Richard Hynes
15 Spine Surgeons on Device Company Boards
10 Critical Factors of a Leading Neurosurgery & Spine Program
10 Spine & Neurosurgery Practices With Electronic Systems FeaturedWritten by Laura Miller | May 29, 2012
Here are 10 spine practices using electronic systems.
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2011. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies here.