Boston Children's Hospital partners with digital health company Grand Rounds to offer expert 2nd opinions

Boston Children's Hospital and San Francisco-based Grand Rounds are joining up to offer pediatric patients and their parents online-based second opinions for medical diagnoses and treatments.

When pediatric patients or their parents request a second opinion online, Grand Rounds aggregates the patient's medical records electronically and prepares them for review. Along with imaging and test results, Grand Rounds prepares all of the necessary information for review before matching the patient with a Boston Children's specialist who provides a detailed second opinion within days.

"Everyday, we receive second opinion requests from families all over the world," Sandra Fenwick, president and CEO of Boston Children's, said in a statement. "Through our partnership with Grand Rounds, families dealing with complex medical conditions, who are uncertain of how to proceed, can now receive a second opinion from our specialists, based on a thoughtful review of their child's records."

Another element of the two-pronged collaboration is Boston Children's physician specialists will join Grand Rounds' expert panel, reviewing records and offering opinions for parents who work with Grand Rounds' client companies.

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