WorldOne is pointing to improved patient outcomes as a direct result of the online peer-to-peer collaboration among physicians that its iConsult platform enables.
WorldOne says its virtual peer-to-peer collaboration tools have helped medical experts improve patient care in a variety of clinical settings, from remote independent practices to large urban academic hospitals.
Using iConsult, a web and mobile application developed specifically for virtual patient consults, physicians on Sermo, WorldOne’s online collaboration platform, can suggest diagnoses and treatments to their colleagues in real-time.
According to a company statement shared with MHW today, the majority of iConsult cases receive at least one response within 3 minutes of posting. To date, Sermo community members have helped their colleagues solve thousands of cases across dozens of therapeutic areas. Due to timeliness and accuracy of responses, iConsult has decreased the likelihood of complication and improved recovery.
“iConsult has demonstrated its value to physicians as a supplemental resource at the patient’s bedside,” says Jon Michaeli, senior vice president of Global Community and Marketing for WorldOne. “In our country’s medical meccas, it’s proven to be a viable low-cost triaging tool as a precursor to more expensive urgent care, and in many cases it’s the most reliable time-critical option for a rural independent practitioner where specialists may not be readily accessible. We look forward to advancing iConsult further given this tremendous market validation.”