The PostureRay® EMR software is X-Ray Analysis EMR based on all of our scientific research published by CBP® Non-Profit, and geared to chiropractors and other health professions where computerized spinal mensuration is needed to document patient care, educate your patient(s), all the while building your practice. No other EMR will build your practice like the PostureRay® X-Ray EMR!
Our software quickly aids in analysis of spinal x-rays and plots abnormal deviations. Which means your patients can easily see exactly what corrections are necessary and track the progress of treatment, whether for spinal subluxations, scoliosis or a ligamentous injury secondary to traumatic event. The system even includes a “telestrator” function so you can draw as you demonstrate a patient’s spinal position giving for a dynamic report of findings (ROF). The x-rays, analysis, and documentation are easily exported to Electronic Medical Records as pdf les, or JPG images. Posture Ray is available for Windows 8, 7, XP, and Vista, and is compatible with DMX and DICOM. Digital x-rays are not required. With Posture Ray, you’ll save time while you provide better care, and with just one new patient a month, the system pays for itself. Starting at just $5999, financing is available with monthly payments as low as $199. Add Posture Ray to your practice. The advantages are easy to See.
This affordable Computerized Radiographic Mensuration EMR system, known as PostureRay, is the most advanced, robust and easy to use radiographic EMR system available today. This system aids in reporting of clinical data necessary for better patient care, as well as allowing for production well written patient reports, impression reports, digital view box, QuickView display during patient care, and clinical comparison reports. PostureRay is the ONLY system designed utilizing the original spine research data ultimately published and supported in top scientific peer-reviewed journals such as Spine, Journal of Orthopedic Research, European Spine Journal, JMPT, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, & the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques.
Advantages are Easy to See:
- Save Precious Time Analyzing and Documenting your X-Ray findings
- Ability to quickly compare your patients spine to established normal position – Evidence Based Care!
- Aids in complex subluxation documentation in cases such as ligamentous instability and scoliosis
- Ultimate in patient education with digital view boxes, and quick view screens with telestrator function
- Ability to generate full and thorough reports in PDF format for the patient ROF as well as general documentation
- Integration with top animation software for patient education, 3D Practice
- Compatible methods of films are jpg, DICOM, and even DMX studies on DVD!
- Specific technique integration with Chiropractic Biophysics Technique and CLEAR Technique (Fall 2012)
- Ability to seamlessly export annotated images, so you can import into other EHR systems
What is PostureRay?
Quite simply, PostureRay® is a quick and easy radiographic EMR solution specific to today’s chiropractor that requires spinal displacements objectively measured and reported on x-ray. Chiropractors have a long history with measuring subluxations by hand on an x-rays utilizing a protractor, pencil, and specialized plastic templates. Unfortunately, with today’s migration to digital radiography, there are no adequate systems to meet the challenges of easily measuring subluxation, while reporting and educating today’s chiropractic patient. That is, until PostureRay®. The software that comes for x-ray acquisition with digital systems is quite ill-equipped to meet these demands. PostureRay® fills this niche. PostureRay analysis must be interpreted by the doctor and the doctor needs to verify all digitization markings, just as he/she would if they measured films by hand.
How was PostureRay Developed?
The PostureRay® system grew out of the general research acquired from CBP Non-profit. During these research projects a method of x-ray mensuration was invented by Dr. Harrison et al. which served for the basis of PostureRay®. The science that aided CBP researchers to measure and validate the Harrison Spinal Model was used in PostureRay®’s development. Next a friendly graphical user interface and reporting system was invented to meet the EMR demands of today’s clinician.
Our system is the ONLY software available to make use of the elliptical modelling algorythms licensed and protected by CBP Seminars. This software and all reporting methods are protected internationally by CBP Seminars, as well as by copyright and trademark law registered to PostureCo, Inc.
Does PostureRay replace digital acuisition software?
No. PostureRay® retrieves dicom images from a dicom root folder. PostureRay is NOT a PACS. What that means is that if you utilize digital x-ray or receive DICOM files from a 3rd party, you will still be required to use the FDA cleared acquisition DICOM viewing software shipped with your x-ray system. You still need image archiving software for your digital x-ray system, as PostureRay is an EMR system only, not made to replace a PACs. After the DICOM file is captured by that software, it can be exported and interpreted by the PostureRay® system. Most 3rd party acquisition software interfaces well with PostureRay® exporting DICOM or JPEG images which our EMR system can import.
Do I need to have digital x-rays to enjoy the benifits of such a roburt x-ray EMR system?
No. PostureRay® can utilize images from ordinary digital cameras utilizing a unique calibration method which has already been tested by CBP researchers to insure validity and reliability by today’s practicing clinician. This scientific paper is currently in preparation for submission to a major indexed journal. Our findings indicate that the PostureRay system is as accurate and reliable as the system CBP researchers utilized in all spinal modeling and x-ray reliability research. After all, it was developed with the aid of the same doctors!
Can I measure Digital Motion X-rays with the PostureRay System?
Yes! The PostureRay system incorporates a unique calibration system to ensure the upmost accuracy when importing DMX studies from DVD media or the newer mpeg formats.
Are those normal/ideal lines superimposed in the x-ray images?
YES! PostureRay® is the ONLY software licensed by Dr. Harrison to overlay these copyrighted lines. Further, these normal lines are superimposed on the patient’s x-rays themselves in accordance to the published research. The Harrison Ideal Spinal Model has been published and supported in the best orthopedic and chiropractic journals in the world such as Spine, Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Spinal Disorders Technique, Journal of Orthopedic Research, European Spine Journal, Clinical Anatomy, JMPT, JCCA., and the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Fortunately, today’s chiropractor has a new and easy way to quickly measure, document and educate patients about their health abnormal spinal displacements. The PostureRay® system is a unique EMR system specific to radiography which will aid the doctor in accomplishing today’s extensive documentation demands, all the while saving time.
So if you are Sick and Tired of marking your x-rays by hand? This radiographic EMR system will aid the clinician in quickly recording subluxations, aiding in the documentation necessary for patient care, but also generate well written patient education reports, both initial and comparative as well as impression reports. Once the x-rays are digitized, the doctor has at his fingertips a unique digital view box to annotate and educate patients during their report of findings consultation.
Should I bell of a PostureRay report?
Many doctors ask us if we believe they should “bill” insurance companies for using PostureRay. Our answer is a clear NO . While we feel our EMR provides fantastic reports for documentation, you should ONLY bill for your standard professional/technical components. So this means that in our opinion, if you are billing insurance, you already need to provide documentation ‘read’ for the x-rays regardless if done by hand, dictated, traditional emr or using postureray – there is no difference in our opinion for “billing” – no magical codes. Thus, PostureRay reports are simply making this task easier for you. Think of this as simply providing a higher level of service for your patients, especially in the world of education. It was not meant for a way to bill any other charges, as if you are a practicing doctor, you must be documenting your findings yourself anyway. PostureRay merely provides a better and faster way to do this.
For all billing questions, you should always consult a billing certified specialist that is certified. Also we believe while a staff member can help you put in patient demographic data, even uploading x-rays – the doctor is ultimately responsible for putting in all custom reporting on pathologic and general impressions as well as patient education components. More importantly, the doctor – just as if xray analysis was done by hand – ultimately is responsible for verifying the digitization was performed correctly before he signs off on any clinical records. The PostureRay x-ray emr is only as good as the operator.