The industry standard convention of the IME is the current universal solution for dealing with return-to-work strategies for employees in crisis. But what if there was a better way? At The Chokka Center for Integrative Health we have innovated a new medical protocol that we like to call the “IMET”, or Integrative Medical Evaluation and Treatment. The IMET takes the IME and pushes it a step further to help forge solutions for issues of Mental Health in the Canadian Workplace.
The IMET is characterized by a strategic, staggered continuity of employee-patient care that culminates in the unmatched IMET Medical Practitioner “Case Conference” at the conclusion of week 12. The 90-day IMET Case Conference is not merely a system of reporting, but a powerful medical collaboration tool that brings solution focussed diagnostic strategies to the employee in crisis expediting return-to-work times, reducing incidence of future disability and insurance claims while enhancing overall employee well-being.