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July Updates

In our quest to save medical marijuana clinics valuable time, Arfinn Med has continued to release new functionality that improves EMR workflows.  This has led to the development of our new telehealth platform, new automated patient intake emails, and generating all state required documentation.  Continuing on our quest, we are proud to release our new feature which allows patients to easily include their license and other documentation securely at the time of submitting their intake forms.  This feature will save your clinic and staff time by not having to scan and upload patient documents, while also simplifying what your patients need to bring to appointments.  If you are running a telehealth clinic, this feature is just the latest in a long line of updates that allow you to run your entire practice online.   We will be releasing even more updates in the near future that will continue to streamline your ...
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More Treatment Options, Better Patient Outcomes

As more states start to pass medical marijuana legislation, patients benefit from having more options available to them regarding their treatment.  In fact, a recent study from Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center found that, “States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to states without medical marijuana programs”. These findings highlight the importance of providing patients with options, especially when treating pain, that consider the negative effects of ‘industry norm’ medications. Our de-identified data in Arfinn Med of patients using cannabis to treat pain finds similar outcomes mentioned in the research: If you are someone interested in learning more about medical marijuana, make sure to speak to your doctor about the potential benefits and risks associated with it.  If your doctor is unsure about its use and efficacies, make sure they register for Arfinn Med so they can query a database of ...
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Are You Prepared For Questions About Medical Cannabis?

With over 85% of Americans supporting legalizing medical cannabis, it’s inevitable that patients will begin asking their primary care doctors about its use and overall efficacy. Doctors and other medical professionals will be called upon to be ‘sense-makers’ for a treatment they never studied in medical school and have limited available research to draw upon.  It’s a very challenging problem made more complex by the fact that medical cannabis use in individuals 65 and older increased 75% in the last 4 years, leaving many to wonder if there are any negative effects resulting from interactions with other medications.  We at Arfinn Med understand the complexity of this issue and have released an updated version of our software to address this gap.  In addition to our EMR, completely online patient intake process, and telehealth solutions, we now have the ability to track patient outcomes dynamically through SMS updates, a customizable patient ...
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July Updates

In our quest to save medical marijuana clinics valuable time, Arfinn Med has continued to release new functionality that improves EMR workflows.  This has led to the development of our new telehealth platform, new automated patient intake emails, and generating all state required documentation.  Continuing on our quest, we are proud to release our new…
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Updated Arfinn Med Scheduler

As your practice begins to grow, it’s important that your booking system is able to keep up.  That’s why Arfinn Med has just released, in its newest update, the multi-view scheduling and booking platform.  This allows you and/or your staff the ability to customize appointment types, hours of availability, display name, and confirmation emails for…
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More Treatment Options, Better Patient Outcomes

As more states start to pass medical marijuana legislation, patients benefit from having more options available to them regarding their treatment.  In fact, a recent study from Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center found that, “States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to states without medical marijuana…
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States with medical marijuana laws saw 20 percent drop in some opioid prescriptions

States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to states without medical marijuana programs, according to a first-of-its-kind study out of Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center. Authors said the findings underscore the importance of providing patients with pain management alternatives, such as cannabis, in efforts to reduce…
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Are You Prepared For Questions About Medical Cannabis?

With over 85% of Americans supporting legalizing medical cannabis, it’s inevitable that patients will begin asking their primary care doctors about its use and overall efficacy. Doctors and other medical professionals will be called upon to be ‘sense-makers’ for a treatment they never studied in medical school and have limited available research to draw upon. …
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Data Migration and Mapping Functions

Medical software does not have a good reputation for user experience and intuitive design. It can seem like a full-time job just learning how to use these software solutions.  In fact, according to a study from Stanford Medicine, 74% of doctors responded that their EMR increased the number of hours they work every day and…
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