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October 19, 2021
San Mateo, Calif., – October 19, 2021 – Today, the global digital healthcare company MORE Health announced that it has received ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS).  ISO 27001:2013 is an information security management system standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). MORE Health’s certification was issued by A-LIGN, an independent and accredited certification body based in the United States, on successful completion of a formal audit process. This certification is evidence that MORE Health has met rigorous international standards in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and security of data and information in all areas of its company.“We built security and privacy into our company’s architecture,” said William Lewis, Chief Security Officer and General Counsel at MORE Health. “We incorporated safeguards into all technology from the ground up and adhere to the highest security standards.” He went on to say, “We take threats to availability, integrity, and confidentiality of our clients’ information seriously, and we want to ensure and implement the highest levels of security.”MORE Health is a leader in cross-border telemedicine and was awarded one of the Top 150 Digital Health Companies by CB Insights. More recently, the company was ranked No. 33 on the Future Healthcare Top 100 Series List. The MORE Health Physician Collaboration Platform™ is a GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant digital health solution utilized by specialists around the world to deliver remote second opinions to patients globally. About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence when you need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world's best medical minds through a virtual second opinion. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. The service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™; this minimizes errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most. For more information, please Contact Us. For inquiries, please contact Amanda Raitz Hébert, VP of Marketing at MORE Health, at amanda.raitz@morehealth.com. 
October 14, 2021
Houston, Texas, and San Mateo, Calif., - October 14, 2021 — Baylor College of Medicine and the global healthcare company MORE Health announced a unique collaboration that provides patients across the world access to the nationally and internationally recognized physicians at Baylor College of Medicine through MORE Health's Physician Collaboration Platform™.Through its prestigious network of tertiary and quaternary academic medical centers and esteemed physician specialists, MORE Health delivers a sophisticated version of the medical second opinion for its patients, called a collaborative diagnosis (or Co-Diagnosis®). The company provides this Co-Diagnosis® service through its full-featured, intuitive, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant online platform. Together with the patient's treating physicians in their home state or country, MORE Health's physician specialists team up to deliver a diagnosis and treatment plan efficiently and effectively for the patient. Providing the patient with an expert remote second opinion saves them time and often puts their worries at ease.“It is truly an honor to add Baylor College of Medicine physicians to our prestigious network of specialists,” said Ted Bukowski, EVP, and Chief Revenue Officer at MORE Health. “Baylor is affiliated with nine highly regarded institutions, including Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, Baylor College of Medicine has a diversity of resources unparalleled at other academic health centers."“Our faculty physicians are committed to providing quality patient care, and we look forward to the opportunity to lend our medical expertise through the new collaboration with MORE Health,” said Dr. James T. McDeavitt, Executive Vice President and Dean of Clinical Affairs.Baylor College of Medicine boasts world-class physicians, multidisciplinary offerings, and a legacy of expertise. Its researchers and physicians also spearhead genetics research and solve complex medical cases, making Baylor one of the world’s foremost practitioners of precision medicine.Since 2013, MORE Health has helped thousands of patients around the world access care in the United States. Through this collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, MORE Health patients can access even more of the world's most preeminent doctors and specialists.About Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of Medicine in Houston is a health sciences university and known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked 22nd among medical schools for research and 17th for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. Baylor is listed 20th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding and No. 1 in Texas. The Baylor pediatrics program ranked 7th among all pediatric programs, and is ranked in the Top 25 in seven other specialties. Located in the Texas Medical Center, Baylor has affiliations with seven teaching hospitals and jointly owns and operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of CHI St. Luke’s Health. Baylor Medicine is the primary multidisciplinary clinical practice of Baylor College of Medicine, which includes all clinical and administrative activities based in Baylor ambulatory care locations and activities supporting Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. At Baylor Medicine, patients have access to world-class healthcare in more than 30 specialties and hundreds of clinical trials, all backed by the legacy of Baylor College of Medicine.About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world's best medical minds. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most. For more information, please Contact Us.
July 28, 2021
Aurora, Colo. and San Mateo, Calif. - July 28, 2021 — Children's Hospital Colorado and the global healthcare company MORE Health announced a unique collaboration that provides patients across the world access to the nationally- and internationally-recognized physicians at Children's Hospital Colorado through MORE Health's Physician Collaboration Platform™.Through its prestigious network of tertiary and quaternary Academic Medical Centers and esteemed physician specialists, MORE Health delivers a sophisticated version of the medical second opinion for its patients, called a collaborative diagnosis (or Co-Diagnosis®). The company provides this Co-Diagnosis® service through its full-featured, intuitive, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant online platform. Together with the patient's treating physicians in their home country, MORE Health's physician specialists team up to deliver a diagnosis and treatment plan efficiently and effectively for the patient. Providing the patient with an expert remote second opinion saves them time and often puts their worries at ease. “In developing our provider network for MORE Health for Kids, we seek out the very best for children and their families, said Ted Bukowski, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer of MORE Health. "That's why we are proud to offer Children's Hospital Colorado to our prestigious network of children's hospitals.” “As one of the most comprehensive and highest-quality children’s hospitals in the United States, Children’s Hospital Colorado offers a complete range of health care services for children and young adults with childhood diseases,” says Raphe Schwartz, chief strategy officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado. “We are very excited to support children and families all over the world by offering second opinions to keep them close to home.”Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of the nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, ranked #6 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped thousands of patients around the world access care in the United States. Through this partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, MORE Health patients can access even more of the world's most preeminent doctors and specialists.About Children’s Hospital ColoradoChildren’s Hospital Colorado is one of the nation’s leading and most expansive pediatric healthcare systems with a mission to improve the health of children through patient care, education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1908 and recognized as a top ten children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Children’s Colorado offers a full spectrum of family-centered care at its urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Colorado, including its location on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and across the region. In 2019, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, opened as the first pediatric-only hospital in southern Colorado. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world's best medical minds. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most. For more information about MORE Health for Kids, visit morehealth.com/kids, or contact us.
June 9, 2021
Miami, Fla., and San Mateo, Calif., June 9, 2021 — A collaboration between QHM  - Quality Health Management, a global medical cost containment leader, and MORE Health, an expert medical second opinion and collaborative diagnosis service, now offers an advanced second medical opinion (SMO) solution for client companies of QHM.Today, clients of QHM will have easy access to a world-leading second opinion service when making decisions regarding serious life-changing illnesses. Upon client activation, QHM virtually connects the patient's attending doctor with a MORE Health Physician Specialist to jointly develop a comprehensive collaborative diagnosis together with the optimum treatment plan via MORE Health’s outstanding panel of subject matter physician experts in leading centers of excellence around the globe."Through this expert collaboration, QHM is pleased to expand its offering with an innovative next-generation second opinion medical opinion solution for its many clients globally," said Sven Thorslund, Quality Health Management’s Sales Director."As a care-conscious innovator, MORE Health offers a technology-driven collaborative approach to diagnosis and delivers the most effective treatment plan possible," adds MORE Health's Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Pam Frank. "Patients value understanding their options, payors appreciate more clarity, and medical experts at centers of excellence favor our leading-edge imaging and technologies. Our global mindset and culture of caring align very well with QHM to bring cross-border health management to new levels.""The MORE Health service ensures that patients have the correct diagnosis, minimizing any chance of error, and allows them to understand the best possible treatment options before making a decision on the best path forward. This service provides much needed peace of mind for patients and the inclusion of these benefits represents significant added value, savings, and differentiation for health plans, reinsurers and other stakeholders, Thorslund further commented.About QHM InternationalHeadquartered in Miami, FL, QHM - Quality Health Management (QHM) is a medical cost containment company offering specialized services to global healthcare insurers, reinsurers, and governments. QHM has been guiding the global needs of clients, payers and patients with PPO, administrative, and specialty services since 2000. With exceptional experience and expertise in managing the access, quality, and costs of global healthcare, QHM helps protect clients’ bottom line and customer experience through effective and flexible boutiques style solutions for savings and service.About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world’s best medical minds. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPRHIPPA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most. 
June 8, 2021
Just announced: Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) has announced its Spring 2021 Digital Health Awards, honoring the world’s best digital health resources.MORE Health is honored to have received an award in the social media category for its LinkedIn profile. The Digital Health Awards are celebrating their 23rd year and recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. These awards are an “extension of the HIRC’s National Health Information Awards™, the largest program of its kind in the United States.”Visit MORE Health’s LinkedIn page here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/more-health.About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world’s best medical minds. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPPA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most.
April 21, 2021
SAN MATEO, CA – Today, MORE Health, a global digital health company, has announced a “new addition” to their family: MORE Health for Kids. “I refused to accept anyone giving up on a young child,” says Hope Lewis, Co-Founder and CEO of MORE Health. Lewis was working as an international finance attorney when her client’s 18-month-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer. When physicians declared the case hopeless, it was a second opinion and new treatment plan from world-renowned oncologists that provided hope. Today, that little girl is fifteen, healthy, and cancer-free.This story inspired the formation of MORE Health and directed the company’s mission to give people access to the best medical minds in the world when they need it most when facing a serious life-changing illness. Guiding their mission and new brand is Jonathan Finlay, MD, ChB, FRCP. Finlay is a world-renowned pediatric neuro-oncologist, or as he likes to call it, “a child’s brain tumor doctor.” He is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is Principal Investigator of NEXT / Head Start 4 Consortium Trial at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Among his many awards, he is the first pediatric specialist to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Neuro-Oncology.Finlay will serve as Pediatrician-in-Chief of MORE Health for Kids, providing parents virtual second medical opinions with the leading specialists from world-class academic medical institutions. This service will be delivered through MORE Health’s proprietary digital platform and can be accessed in the U.S. or internationally.“I have worked with families and physicians throughout the world for the last forty years and have seen how devastating cancer can be to a child, parents, and siblings,” Finlay said. He goes on to say, “I’ve also seen how new treatments have provided children with both improved survival rates and improved quality of life—which is why I’m delighted to join MORE Health for Kids to provide children and their families with the highest level of healthcare when they need it most.”For more information, visit MORE Health for Kids.About MORE HealthMORE Health is a global digital health company that provides peace of mind and confidence to make the best healthcare decisions when diagnosed with a serious life-changing illness. The company delivers second medical opinions virtually. MORE Health utilizes its HIPAA-compliant platform to connect patients to a world-leading physician specialist. The service is offered as an employee benefit or on an individual case basis.
September 22, 2020
Whether you are planning a pregnancy, trying to conceive, experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or other related medical issues, we can help. As a company well-versed in leading medical experts, we continue our mission to help when you need it most, now providing patients access to the best medical minds in the world for women's health, endocrinology, high-risk pregnancy, fertility and reproductive healthcare.To learn more about this service or to schedule an appointment, visit Prodigy Fertility. About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital healthcare company, provides patients with access to the best medical minds 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.
January 14, 2020
San Mateo, CA, January 14, 2020 -- On Monday, January 13, 2020, the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), the largest pan-Asian technology association, hosted a one-day global Healthtech Conference, “AI: The Next Digital Frontier for Healthcare Innovation,” at the Wells Fargo Innovation Hub in San Francisco. It was held in conjunction with the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and was an innovative look at healthcare and the latest global developments in cutting-edge health technology. The J.P. Morgan conference is the largest healthcare investment symposium in the industry, featuring medical trailblazers and disruptive technologies that are accelerating the rate of innovation in healthcare, from lab breakthroughs to new point-of-care technologies.MORE Health, a global healthcare company, was invited to present their new AI product at this year’s AAMA Conference. During MORE Health’s presentation, Chief Medical Consultant Dr. Robert Warren announced the launch of a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) feature on MORE Health’s Physician Collaboration Platform™. This new AI product, AIMA (AI Medical Assistant), brings benefits to both the physician and patient sides of the platform. The new AI component of MORE Health’s technology platform ranks tens of thousands of cases in MORE Health’s databases by similarity and presents treating physicians with treatment plans for cases most similar to the one they are presently treating. For patients, in addition to receiving their MORE Health second opinion report, they will receive recommendations for the most appropriate expert in the field, as well as an overview of similar cases with their treatment plans and outcomes. This groundbreaking AI technology will allow physicians all over the world to instantly access the latest treatment approaches from the world’s leading centers of excellence for patients similar to the ones they are treating. MORE Health expects that this breakthrough will improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes, particularly in underserved populations globally.“AI is reshaping the whole world, not only in technology but also in healthcare. By utilizing the tremendously high-quality medical data we have accumulated, our AI tools will provide guidance to physicians and their patients worldwide,” said Dr. Robert Warren, MORE Health's Co-Founder and Professor of Surgery, Director of Surgical Oncology Laboratory and past Chief of Surgical Oncology at the UCSF Medical Center.About MORE HealthMORE 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. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped thousands of patients around the world access care in the US.About AAMAFounded in 1979, Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) is the Silicon Valley’s largest and most established non-profit organization dedicated to prospering the business growth throughout the Asian American high-tech community. With a network of over 10,000 leading executives and investors worldwide, AAMA’s mission is to create a global technology association that foster a broad collaboration platform to integrate the global healthcare resources between Silicon Valley and Asia. Through its diverse spectrum of programs, AAMA provides a forum that highlights the innovations, partnerships and people can exchange and share leading edge solutions across Silicon Valley and Asia.MEDIA CONTACT:MORE Health Representativemedia@morehealth.com
November 5, 2019
San Mateo, CA., November 5, 2019 -- MORE Health, a global healthcare company, announced a strategic collaboration with Japan’s Integrity Healthcare (IH), giving international patients access to the top physicians and services of Integrity Healthcare 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, providing the patient with a remote second opinion, saving them time and sometimes, putting their worries at ease.Integrity Healthcare has a wide network of medical institutions and world-renowned specialists providing excellent resources for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and various cancers including gastrointestinal cancer.Their vision is to create an advanced healthy nation and a new medical system for Japan. The advanced healthy nation that IH wishes for is a society in which people highly value their own healthy minds and bodies, a society in which infrastructure supports people so that even if they have an illness or are coming on in years, they can live with peace of mind. Integrity Healthcare aims to create a new medical system based on the desire to achieve health and peace of mind for all people.“We believe the collaboration between MORE Health and Integrity Healthcare will greatly benefit patients in China,” said Dr. Shinsuke Muto, President of Integrity Healthcare. “By leveraging our expansive medical platforms, we are going to contribute to the synergetic growth of [tele]medicine in both Japan and China for the benefit of our patients.”On Oct 11th, 2019, a joint venture named International Healthcare was formed by MORE Health and Integrity Healthcare. This new service company will draw on both parties’ strengths to bring the world’s top diagnosis and telemedicine services to international patients.“Through collaboration with Integrity Healthcare, we will be able to give our patients access to the best medical resources in Japan, which brings them new choices and new hope,” said Dr. Marc Shuman, MORE Health's Chief Medical Officer and Professor, Department of Medicine and Urology, UCSF.Since 2013, MORE Health has helped thousands of patients around the world access care in the US. Through this partnership, their patients in China are able to access even more of the world’s most preeminent doctors and specialists.About Integrity HealthcareFounded in 2009, Integrity Healthcare Co, Ltd. is engaged in the development of regionally-comprehensive care systems and the development of medical and long-term care coordination systems. In December 2015, funding was received from the Regional Economy Vitalization Corporation of Japan (REVIC), a government investment company, and we have since engaged in the development and dissemination of “YaDoc”, a type of next-generation medical infrastructure in Japan’s medical industry. More at https://www.integrity-healthcare.co.jpAbout MORE HealthMORE 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. More at https://morehealth.com
July 23, 2019
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 CityFounded 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 HealthMORE 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.
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September 1, 2021
A Second Medical Opinion may be the very thing that saves your life. When diagnosed with a serious, life-changing illness, not everyone knows how crucial it is to ensure you've received the correct diagnosis and best possible treatment plan. This September is Second Opinion Awareness Month, which focuses on creating better health outcomes to improve patient care worldwide. We're shining a light on this topic so that you and your family have a better understanding of when and why expert second opinions matter.Here's what you need to know:A diagnostic error can mean the difference between a patient living and a patient dying.More than 250,000 people in the U.S. die each year from medical mistakes.21% of medical cases are misdiagnosed.Up to 80,000 people die in hospitals each year in the U.S. due to misdiagnosis.88% of second medical opinions result in changes to the initial diagnosis or treatment plan.Three major disease categories—vascular events, infections, and cancers—account for nearly three-fourths of all serious harms from diagnostic errors, prompting researchers to call it the "big three."Most people will receive an incorrect or late diagnosis at least once in their lives.Diagnostic errors are the most common, most catastrophic, and most costly of medical mistakes.Will any second opinion do?In short, no. When facing a serious diagnosis or life-changing illness, it's not the time to settle for any old second opinion. Instead, seek a second opinion from one of the world's most renowned specialists for your specific diagnosis—a leading physician who's at the forefront of cutting-edge treatments and technologies. Getting an evaluation from the best of the best will give you peace of mind and confidence that you've received an accurate diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment plan. When should I seek an Expert Second Opinion?While you can seek a second medical opinion at any time for any reason, here are some of the critical situations that should prompt you to get one:   When your diagnosis is unclear.When your doctor recommends surgery or a major procedure.When the diagnosis is cancer.When you have several medical problems.When you are not responding to treatment as expected.When your recommended treatment is risky.When your doctor tells you your condition is rare or life-threatening.When you've lost confidence in your doctor.When you think another treatment option might be available.When the patient is your child.When you want peace of mind that you have the correct diagnosis and best treatment plan.Will my doctor be offended if I want a second opinion? This is our most frequently asked question. Many people are worried they'll offend their doctor by seeking a second opinion. Don't be. Dr. Marc Shuman, President of MORE Health’s Medical Programs, says most physicians welcome their patients seeking a second opinion—it may even be a red flag if they don't. In fact, the American Medical Association code of ethics states that doctors should encourage their patients to obtain a second opinion when either the patient or the doctor feels it is appropriate.Furthermore, requesting a second opinion has become more commonplace than most people realize. As with any big decision you make in your life, you want to be sure you're doing the right thing. Doctors understand that. How do I get an Expert Second Medical Opinion through MORE Health?Accessing an Expert Second Medical Opinion through MORE Health is fast, easy, and available worldwide. The process is also completely virtual and GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant. Here's how it works:1) Initiate your Second Opinion by phone, email, or website.2) Your MORE Health Case Manager will reach out to explain the process, gather your medical records, and select the top Physician Specialist for your diagnosis.3) A leading Physician Specialist from MORE Health will review your case through our digital platform.4) We will deliver your Expert Second Opinion and recommended treatment plan through our patient portal within five days. Both you and your treating physician will be able to access the results.If your company offers the MORE Health Second Opinion Employee Benefit, your second opinion will come at no cost to you; plus, MORE Health for Kids is included when your employer covers you and your family. If you would like us to contact your employer about adding our Expert Second Opinion Benefit, we're happy to reach out to them with more information.We also offer our Expert Medical Second Opinions to individuals on a self-pay basis, both in the U.S. and internationally. While this service is not covered by insurance, your FSA/HSA funds may cover it. Contact us for more information.About MORE Health MORE Health is a global digital healthcare company that provides peace of mind and confidence to make the best healthcare decisions when diagnosed with a serious life-changing illness. MORE Health delivers second medical opinions virtually through their proprietary GDPR and HIPAA-compliant platform, connecting the world's leading Physician Specialists with the patient's treating physician for the highest level of health outcome for the patient. Available as an employee benefit or individual case basis. For more information, Contact Us.________References: 250,000 people in the U.S. die each year from medical mistakes, BMJ, 201621% of medical cases are misdiagnosed, Wiley Online Library, 201780,000 people die in hospitals due to misdiagnosis, Diagnosis, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 202088% of second opinions result in changes to diagnosis or treatment plan, Mayo Clinic, “Patient-Initiated Second Opinions,” 2017The "Big Three," John Hopkins Medicine (Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence), 2019Most people receive an incorrect or late diagnosis at least once, “Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare,” National Academy of Medicine, 2015Diagnostic errors are the most common, most catastrophic, and most costly of medical mistakes, John Hopkins Medicine (Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence), 2019