DANBURY, Conn., February 8, 2018 – Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) and Northwell Health announced today that they have signed an agreement to jointly explore the development of new clinical programs and services, collaborate in the delivery of health services to the population, and leverage the expertise of each other`s health systems. The cooperation will enable WCHN to improve access to quality and affordable services in the communities it serves in western Connecticut and neighboring New York counties. WCHN, a patient-centered health organization, operates three hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, and employs nearly 6,300 people, including approximately 1,900 clinicians. The network also includes 70 medical and specialized practices of the Western Connecticut Medical Group in 16 municipalities, western Connecticut Home Care and a nationally recognized Biomedical Research Institute. DoctorsForMe, a Silicon Valley-based company, helps patients with complex illnesses find the right doctors when they need them most. When a patient is diagnosed with cancer or another complex condition, one of the important decisions is to find the right doctors. DoctorsForMe measures a physician`s expertise and clinical excellence by analyzing billions of data points on physicians who use big data and technologies for artificial intelligence. Our goal is to accurately and independently identify the right doctors in order to better treat a patient`s condition. We work with the best hospitals to connect patients to a specialist specialist. We protect the privacy of our patients through an online platform that is compliant with HIPAA. More to doctorsforme.ai. REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-DoctorsForMe today announced an innovative collaboration that allows patients around the world to access the best doctors and services at Massachusetts General Hospital via DoctorsForMe. The aim is to conclude these agreements at the same time as the integration of the ORH into the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, which is expected to take place later this year (subject to approval by the Secretary of State for Health).
There is a long history of joint work between Oxford University and the NHS hospitals in Oxford, which has greatly benefited both patients and the wider community. As a result of the transition to value-based care, the cooperation reflects the efforts of both organizations to increase their clinical capacity and improve patient access to more coordinated care, with a greater focus on distance and human health. „Mass General is known to our patients as one of the best hospitals in the world for the treatment of complex diseases. This collaboration with Mass General gives our patients the confidence they need to fight their diseases,“ said Wei-Wu He, Executive Chairman of DoctorsForMe. We are committed to working with Mass General`s more than 2,500 experts to better help patients. Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said: „We welcome this opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with hospitals and build strong links that support the best teaching of medical students, excellence in medical research and the provision of quality health care.