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ConsumerMedical and InfiniteMD Announce Partnership to Bring Members Virtual Consultations with Nation's Top Medical Experts
BOSTON, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ConsumerMedical, the medical ally empowering individuals to make informed medical choices, and InfiniteMD, a leading provider of virtual expert opinions from top U.S. medical specialists, today announced a new business alliance to provide participants of ConsumerMedical with expert advice when faced with a life-changing diagnosis or health problem.
"When an individual receives a diagnosis of a serious illness or one which requires significant treatment, it is a stressful, life-changing event. The choices that are made at that time are critical to ensure that the participant has the correct diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment plan, from the best providers, to return them to health," said Sue Lewis, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, ConsumerMedical. "Through our integrated relationship with InfiniteMD, our Medical Ally teams can offer all participants in this situation prompt, convenient virtual access to the nation's leading physician experts for second opinions to guide those decisions – regardless of where they reside or what language they speak."
InfiniteMD's network of expert physicians in oncology, neurology, pediatrics, cardiology, rare diseases and other specialties are affiliated with the nation's top-rated hospitals. They specialize in consumer-friendly remote virtual consultations via a proprietary platform, where all healthcare stakeholders can interact as the patient receives guidance on all their treatment options. InfiniteMD facilitates a variety of virtual expert opinions, including written reports, live video visits, and multidisciplinary video consults with a team of specialists.
"With this alliance, we are able to jointly leverage our two organizations' expertise for a more comprehensive product offering," said Babak Movassaghi, PhD, MBA, CEO and Co-Founder of InfiniteMD. "InfiniteMD's domestic and international capabilities and our cloud-based technology solutions, combined with ConsumerMedical's focus on quality of care and responsiveness to participants' needs, allow us to serve diverse and multinational employee populations."
ConsumerMedical serves more than three million people who are insured by the nation's largest employers, health plans and private exchanges, providing clinical advocacy, decision support, and expert second opinions when they matter most.
"It's our mission to bring together all the resources that a participant needs to make informed decisions," stated David Hines, Founder and CEO of ConsumerMedical. "Together, with InfiniteMD, we can now harness the power of remote consultations at the highest level of medical expertise and knowledge, making this extraordinary brain trust available to every patient. It is an invaluable addition to our comprehensive advocacy and educational services."
ConsumerMedical is a leading clinical advocacy, decision support and expert second opinion company serving over 3 million individuals through some of the nation's largest employers, health plans and private exchanges. The company has been serving patients and payers for over 23 years. As a Medical Ally, ConsumerMedical guides participants throughout their healthcare journey with compassionate, high-touch support and deep clinical expertise. ConsumerMedical offers a fully integrated suite of solutions including Medical Decision Support, Surgery Decision Support, Expert Medical Opinion, Claims Advocacy and more, helping individuals and families navigate the healthcare system while improving outcomes and reducing costs. ConsumerMedical's results have been validated continuously by independent actuaries. www.consumermedical.com
InfiniteMD is virtual expert opinion leader that provides consumers from around the world direct access to the best physicians in the United States via remote video and written consultations using its proprietary platform. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, InfiniteMD works with physicians from institutions like Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals and other clinical centers of excellence that rank within the Top 20 Hospitals, per U.S. News and World Report. A cornerstone of InfiniteMD's service is the translation and summarization of medical records in any language for our physician network, as well as providing medically trained interpreters during live video consultations. www.InfiniteMD.com
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