Tufts Medical Center and MORE Health, a Silicon Valley-based global healthcare IT company, today announced a strategic alliance that gives patients from across the world access to the exceptional doctors of Tufts Medical Center through MORE Health’s Physician Collaboration Platform.
MORE Health employs a proprietary, HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based IT platform to provide patients with access to an elite network of physicians to validate diagnoses and develop optimal treatment plans. Today’s announcement strengthens MORE Health’s network of doctors by connecting patients in the U.S. and internationally to Tufts Medical Center’s premier physicians.
“Tufts Medical Center and The Floating Hospital for Children are relentlessly focused on providing expert care where and when it is needed most,” says Deeb Salem, MD, Physician-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center. “We’re pleased to be working closely with MORE Health to extend our care to patients regardless of their geographic location – whether they are located in another state or another continent.”
A number of doctors in China have already completed consults with Tufts Medical Center cancer and pediatric specialists. Once a request for a consultation or co-diagnosis is made, MORE Health nurses translate all records and reach out to the Medical Center where a physician is assigned to the case. Collaboration on the case may include a video conference with the patient, physician and an interpreter.
“We are the first academic medical center in the United States that has offered all members of its physician organization – more than 600 doctors and specialists – as part of the pool of experts available for consultation,” said Craig Best, MD, CEO of the Tufts Medical Center Physician Organization, noting that about 10 percent of consultations end up with the patient traveling to the Medical Center for a procedure.
By partnering with Tufts Medical Center, MORE Health is expanding its physicians network to include many of the world’s most preeminent doctors and specialists. Tufts Medical Center’s founding institution, the Boston Dispensary, was established in 1796 by early American patriots including Paul Revere and Samuel Adams – making it the oldest permanent medical facility in New England. “Tufts Medical Center has a long history of delivering excellent care to its patients, and MORE Health is honored to become part of its future by helping patients from around the world access that care,” said Hope Lewis, co-founder and chief executive officer, MORE Health. “Our mission is to provide those facing complex medical conditions with access to the finest doctors in the world, when they need it the most, and our partnership with Tufts Medical Center demonstrates how we are delivering on that promise.” Since 2013, MORE Health has helped thousands of patients with serious illnesses access U.S. medical experts, and its strategic alliance with Tufts Medical Center has already proven itself invaluable to patients.
About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415 bed academic medical center that is home to both a full service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, we’re the principle teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. We offer a level one trauma center with rooftop helipad, are the largest heart transplant center in New England and our renowned research program ranks among the top 10 percent of independent hospitals to receive federal research funding. Our physician network of 1,800 New England Quality Care Alliance doctors represents our strong commitment to health in the community. Tufts Medical Center is a founding member of Wellforce.
About MORE Health
Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, MORE Health provides patients with access to the best physicians in the world when needed the most: when patients are faced with a critical, potentially life-changing illness, such as cancer or heart disease. Our collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process – empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their own healthcare. We offer all of the benefits of a second opinion, while also ensuring that the attending doctor and our expert physician specialist are aligned, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan development. Learn more at www.morehealth.com.