SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), the largest independent physician practice in the Washington, DCregion, and MORE Health, a global healthcare company, announced a strategic alliance that gives patients from across the world access to the exceptional physicians group of GW MFA 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. It's called a collaborative diagnosis (or Co-Diagnosis®). The Co-Diagnosis® service is delivered by a full-featured, intuitive and HIPAA-compliant online platform, which empowers physicians to efficiently deliver a diagnosis and treatment plan to patients in collaboration with their treating physicians in their home countries.
"We are excited to partner with MORE Health to bring access to our excellent providers at the GW MFA to a global audience," said Robert Kelly, MD, CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates. "The MORE Health technological platform will enable us to connect with patients around the world facing difficult healthcare issues for quick and professional diagnoses."
An academic physician practice, GW MFA consists of more than 750 providers representing over 52 specialties and is affiliated with one of the oldest medical schools in the country and with its groundbreaking contributions to medical research. GW MFA providers also work closely with the GW Hospital ranked as high-performing by U.S. News and World Report in the areas of cancer, nephrology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology. The GW Hospital has also received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award - Stroke Elite Plus from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for implementing a higher standard of stroke care. GW MFA contributes to the ongoing commitment of the GW medical enterprise to improving patient care and outcomes.
"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 GW MFA demonstrates how we are delivering on that promise," said Hope Lewis, co-founder and CEO, MORE Health.
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 the GW Medical Faculty Associates
The GW Medical Faculty Associates was incorporated in July 2000as a non-profit medical group. Its physicians provide comprehensive patient care, offering one practice for the whole person with 52 medical and surgical specialties. As members of The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, their providers are teachers and mentors for medical students, residents, and researchers preserving our rich tradition of academics, research, and healing. In addition to maintaining a close alliance with The George Washington Universityand The George Washington UniversityHospital, The MFA has active referring relationships with 12 area hospitals. More at https://www.gwdocs.com.
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. More at https://morehealth.com.