Patent-Pending Automated Web Platform Provides Radiology Second Opinion Reports and Virtual Medical Second Opinion Consultations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla - Wednesday, July 24th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) USARAD.com, a leading US Joint Commission Accredited teleradiology and telemedicine solutions provider recently launched SecondOpinions.com to benefit consumers, medical facilities as well as healthcare providers around the world.
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It is estimated that 40,000 - 80,000 Americans die from incorrect diagnoses alone each year. Many other countries including UK, Canada, India and Saudi Arabia have also reported similar alarming statistics in recent years. In Australia, for example, statistics show that as many as 18,000 people die every year as a result of medical error, while 50,000 people suffer permanent injury.
Obtaining a second opinion decreases medical errors, saves lives, and keeps healthcare costs down by arriving at correct diagnosis faster, streamlining treatments and preventing unnecessary surgeries and procedures. It also gives patients the peace of mind they need and deserve.
"Medical errors are unfortunately very common. In the United States, statistics over the past 25 years reveal that diagnostic mistake is the most prevalent type of medical error. Due to the complexity of medicine and especially radiology, it is essential for every patient who has an advanced radiological study such as an MRI, PET or CT scan to get a second opinion from subspecialist experts,” says Michael Yuz, MD, MBA, Founder and CEO of SecondOpinions.com. Yuz urges people to educate themselves on the importance of obtaining a second opinion. "It could be a matter of life or death,” says Yuz.
SecondOpinions.com connects patients globally to top U.S. Board Certified physicians in any specialty and sub-specialty including Radiology. Patients receive a written radiology second opinion report from an American Board Certified subspecialized expert radiologist. Patients can simply provide a link to the images stored on the cloud or upload images from CD, DVD, HD or flash drive to a HIPAA compliant, secure, confidential platform and receive a report in the privacy of their own home or office.
SecondOpinions.com provides a service that is easily accessible and affordable. The prices range from $29.00-$99.00 per report depending on the type of study. No appointments are needed, patients don’t have to wait days or weeks for a new consultation and the second opinion is received within hours of submission. Radiologists are available 24/7/365 to any patient anywhere across the globe.
In addition, specialist and sub-specialist physicians in virtually all medical specialties and subspecialties provide written second opinions and consultations via telephone and video chat for as low as $49. Due to popular demand, individual, family and corporate-sponsored membership plans are being introduced by the end of July 2013.
The service is also important for medical facilities across the globe due to shortage of subspecialized physicians. For example, there is a severe shortage of musculoskeletal radiologists, physicians trained to interpret MRIs of the bones and joints. SecondOpinions.com has already contracted with numerous radiology and imaging centers as well as hospitals in different countries and regions across the globe including Australia, South Africa, Russia, Middle East, Europe and South America. International radiology centers and other facilities interested in partnering can receive one free sample read and a special ongoing discounted rate. Reports can be automatically translated to any language for a nominal fee. If you operate an imaging facility abroad, to learn more please leave your contact details: https://secondopinions.com/contact-us/partners-form.html.
Individual medical practitioners interested in partnering with SecondOpinions.com can also find additional information here: https://secondopinions.com/contact-us/doctors-join-us.html
SecondOpinons.com, a division of USARAD.com is a medical consultation and second opinions leader providing second opinion consultation services in all areas of medicine including radiology. Utilizing a unique, proprietary patent-pending, cloud technology, SecondOpinions.com makes it possible to receive an expert second opinion in the privacy of one’s home or office. For more information, please visit the website http://www.secondopinions.com.
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