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Mass General to offer second opinions by telemedicine

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.”

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