Activ Doctors sees growth in Online Second Medical Opinion Consultations
January 5, 2011 (Miami, FL) – Activ Doctors Online is reporting a growing trend in requests for their Online Second Medical Opinion consultations. Recent healthcare reform implemented by the Obama administration has rapidly changed the healthcare industry and the way care is delivered to the patient. The use of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software in physician practices has surged in the recent months, instigated by government stimulus for EMR adoption patients have become increasingly comfortable with online medical record storage, as well as care delivered through the internet.
Seeking a second medical opinion can allow patients to acquire new information regarding a medical condition, and possibly new, less invasive, or less expensive options for treatment. It can also provide the peace of mind that the treatment prescribed is the right one for them, as well as help save time and money by avoiding the need for any unnecessary diagnostic testing, the event of a misdiagnosis, or even surgery.
However, numbers show that the possibility of obtaining a medical second opinion as a tool to optimize health care is often overlooked by patients. A recent Gallup poll concluded that the vast majority of Americans take their doctor’s advice without ever seeking a second opinion. In fact, only 29% of Americans surveyed felt that it was necessary to check for a second opinion or to do their own research on the topic.
Access to this new area of healthcare is easy and straightforward, in accordance with the main goals of the company’s founder. “I have a vision,” says Florent Monssoh, founder and CEO of Activ Doctors Online. “Imagine a world where anyone, anywhere, can get a second medical opinion from world-class physicians in only 48 hours. Where all of your medical records are stored online, so they can be accessed right when you need them, no matter where you are. Where you are more than well you are well prepared. That is my vision. And that’s the keystone of Activ Doctors Online. That’s why I’m here. I want to help my people. And I have amassed a team of over a thousand of the best physicians in the world to do just that.”
Highly sophisticated online consultation programs allow patients to request second medical opinions from networks of world-class specialists, available to review their online medical advice and provide an assessment that a first specialist perhaps could not, or did not consider bringing patients alternative treatment options.