SecondOpinionExpert, Inc. and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Form Strategic Partnership

Posted On : April 29, 2016,   Time : 12:09 am

State-of-the-Art Technology Platform to Facilitate Second Opinions by Nation’s Physicians – Castle Connolly Top Doctors®

DANA POINT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SecondOpinionExpert, Inc. (www.secondopinionexpert.com) and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (www.castleconnolly.com) announced today that they are partnering to provide expert medical second opinions to patients around the globe.

Castle-connolyThe partnership will combine SecondOpinionExpert’s innovative technology platform, which enables patients to receive second opinions that are quick, easy and affordable with Castle Connolly Medical’s database of over 47,000 Top Doctors comprised of the nation’s outstanding physicians and surgeons representing every medical specialty.

By leveraging SecondOpinionExpert’s cutting edge information technology, the partnership provides patients with access to Castle Connolly’s database of preeminent physicians in leading medical centers through a proprietary, patent-pending online platform that streamlines the delivery of medical data, improving healthcare quality and reducing costs.

“By combining some of the best medical minds through Castle Connolly Medical’s database of Top Doctors with SecondOpinionExpert’s unique technology platform, we will be able to deliver independent expert second opinions that will help streamline the delivery of healthcare and save patients’ lives,” said Dr. Mohan Ananda, SecondOpinionExpert Chief Executive Officer.

The Wall Street Journal reports that studies show that as many as 20% of patients seek second medical opinions; in specialties such as oncology, the rate is more than 50%. And research has for several decades documented that second opinions often result in different diagnoses or treatments.

Studies also indicate that misdiagnosis results in 40,000 to 80,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, with autopsy studies showing that 5% of patients die with a diagnosis that was missed and could have been treated had it been diagnosed pre-mortem.

“It’s a complex medical landscape out there for patients. Patients need a trusted place to go for expert medical guidance to complement their regular physicians’ care,” says Dr. Mark Urman, Chief Medical Officer of SecondOpinionExpert.

The partnership will serve the fast growing patient need for online second opinions. The global market for telemedicine is expected to be more than $34 billion by the end of 2020.

“We are excited about leveraging the power of the SecondOpinionExpert technology platform to facilitate second opinions for patients worldwide, reducing misdiagnoses and unnecessary services and improving healthcare outcomes,” said Dr. John J. Connolly, President and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Additional information is available at www.secondopinionexpert.com and www.castleconnolly.com.

Contacts

SecondOpinionExpert, Inc.
Mohan Ananda, Ph.D., J.D., Chairman & CEO
800-638-4716 Ext 801
mohan.ananda@secondopinionexpert.com
or
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
John J. Connolly, Ed.D., President & CEO
212-367-8400 Ext 110
jconnolly@castleconnolly.com

 

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