Carolinas joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
Carolinas Hospital System and Mayo Clinic announced last Wednesday that Carolinas Hospital System has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of independent health care providers committed to working together to benefit patients and their families. Carolinas Hospital System physicians will have access to Mayo Clinic expertise to benefit patients. The goal of the network is to help patients get answers to complex medical questions while staying close to home.
“Carolinas Hospital System is honored to be selected a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says Darcy Craven, CEO, Carolinas Hospital System. “Physicians in our community will collaborate with Mayo Clinic physicians to improve the delivery of health care for patients through high-quality, data-driven, medical care and treatment. Our patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise within their own communities.”
Carolinas Hospital System will work with Mayo Clinic to share medical knowledge and clinical expertise. Local physicians will have access to information and services including:
• eConsults to connect providers with Mayo specialists when they feel that additional input will benefit their patients
• AskMayoExpert to give caregivers point-of-care access to the latest Mayo Clinic-vetted information for evaluating and treating a variety of medical conditions
• Health care consulting to promote improved processes by sharing Mayo’s clinical, operational and business models
• eTumor Boards that offer live conferences to discuss complex cancer cases with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo Clinic specialists and other network members In addition, providers of Carolinas Hospital System also can access Mayo Clinic’s extensive library of patient education materials as well as grand rounds presentations that feature Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists.
“We are pleased to welcome Carolinas Hospital System to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Ryan Uitti, MD, medical director, southeast region, of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. “This relationship is another way for both organizations to build on a common core value: collaborating to provide the best possible care to patients.”