The Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City and MORE Health Announce Partnership to offer Remote Second Opinions

San Mateo CA, July 23, 2019 -- The Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City and MORE Health, a global healthcare company, announced an innovative partnership that provides patients from across the world access to the exceptional physicians of Children’s Mercy Hospital through MORE Health’s Physician Collaboration Platform™.

MORE Health, through its prestigious network of tertiary and quaternary Academic Medical Centers and esteemed physician specialists, delivers a sophisticated version of medical second opinion for its patients, called a collaborative diagnosis (or Co-Diagnosis®). The Co-Diagnosis® service is delivered by a full-featured, intuitive and HIPAA-compliant online platform. Together, with the patient’s treating physicians in their home country, our physician specialists team up to efficiently and effectively deliver a diagnosis and treatment plan for the patient. This provides the MORE Health patient with a remote second opinion, saving them time and sometimes, putting their worries at ease.

“This partnership allows Children’s Mercy Hospital to bring our clinical innovations to both Chinese patients and Chinese physicians. Without MORE Health’s unique platform, it would be difficult to offer remote second opinions in a way that would be both scalable and reciprocal. Together we can now influence the future of healthcare in China.” said Pamela Frank, Director, International Services at Children's Mercy Hospital.

Kids come first at Children’s Mercy. Always have, for more than 120 years. Children aren't just little adults. They require specialized care that can only be offered by doctors, nurses and staff trained in pediatrics. That's why Children’s Mercy is proud to be named one of the best children's hospitals in America by U.S. News and World Report, ranking in all 10 pediatric specialties. Every day employees strive to fulfill their mission:Improve the health and well-being of children by providing comprehensive family-centered health care, committing to the highest level of clinical and psychosocial care, and exhibiting research, educational and service excellence. The scientists at their Children’s Research Institute are relentless in their search for answers and work diligently every single day, making a difference for children today and into the future.

“Highly Ranked by US News and World Report in 10 specialties, Children’s Mercy has engaged in meaningful programs and opportunities that improve the lives of children beyond the walls of the hospital. Partnering with MORE Health, together we will improve the health and well-being of children all over the world.” said Ted Bukowski, MORE Health’s Chief Revenue Officer.

Since 2013, MORE Health has helped thousands of patients around the world access care in the US. Through this partnership, their patients are able to access even more of the world’s most preeminent doctors and specialists.

About Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City
Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. With not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children’s Mercy provides the highest level of care for children from birth through the age of 21.U.S. News & World Reporthas repeatedly ranked Children’s Mercy as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals.” For the fourth time in a row, Children’s Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to only about 8 percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of more than 700 pediatric subspecialists and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Thanks to generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s Mercy provides medical care to every child who passes through its doors, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For more information about Children’s Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

About MORE Health
MORE Health, a global digital healthcare company, provides patients with access to the best physicians in the world when needed the most: when faced with a critical, potentially life-changing illness. Our collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process – empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their own healthcare. Offering all of the benefits of a second opinion, we ensure that the attending doctor and our expert physician specialist are aligned by jointly developing a diagnosis and treatment plan on our proprietary, cloud-based and HIPAA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan development. Learn more at https://morehealth.com.