By Neil Versel
Massachusetts General Hospital is getting ready to launch an online telemedicine service for patients to seek second opinions, the hospital’s telehealth chief said Tuesday.
The MGH-branded offering will debut at an undetermined time this fall, Sarah Sossong, director of Mass General TeleHealth, said at the mHealth + Telehealth World conference in Boston. Sossong told MedCity News that the yet-unnamed service would offer remote second opinions in multiple specialties, but would not comment further.
Sossong referred MedCity News to the Harvard-affiliated hospital’s marketing department. We will update this story if we receive a response.
At mHealth + Telehealth World, Sossong discussed MGH’s multipronged approach to telemedicine. The hospital currently offers both synchronous and asynchronous services, including clinicians-to-patient “visits” and clinician-to-clinician “consults.”