Novus Health and Montreal Medical International Inc. Partner to Enhance the Best & Exclusively Canadian Medical Second Opinion Service

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 General News
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TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Novus Health, Canada's leader in health navigation and wellness

solutions, and Montreal Medical International Inc. ("MMI"), a Canadian leader in health management and medical second opinion services, have joined forces to provide an exclusively Canadian Medical Second Opinion service (the "Novus-MMI MSO").  An alternative
to high cost U.S. based MSO services, the Novus-MMI MSO product delivers a truly Canadian, competitively priced, high-end medical solution that many providers, employers, and insurers in the Canadian health insurance industries have requested.

Members can expect a multidisciplinary institutional approach to answers surrounding the accuracy of their diagnosis, proposed treatment options, and risks. Key features of the Novus-MMI MSO include, but are not limited to:

  • Toll-free access to compassionate health information specialists in multiple languages
  • Initial assessment and follow-up by a registered medical nurse case manager
  • Quick and convenient collection and co-ordination of medical records, followed by in-depth case analysis, and re-testing pathology, as necessary
  • An MSO physician report outlining clinical history, investigation, and recommendations
  • Access to health care navigational support from medical staff for implementation of the recommended plan
  • Negotiation of fees on behalf of members for U.S. or worldwide testing and treatments at global medical centres of excellence
  • Arrangements made for further medical appointments, transportation, as well as accommodation and travel for members and/or family
  • Advice from Canada's world renowned teaching hospitals, physicians and specialists

"The Novus-MMI MSO service is a valuable addition to our strong health care navigation support platform by providing personalized and comprehensive case review from Canadian academic expert physicians when you really need it," says Michael Szabo, Medical Director, Novus Health.

"The Novus-MMI MSO service works in tandem with our major insurance company partnerships. Our goal is to help our clients produce first-rate services for their customers. That includes truly Canadian complementary products and expert health solutions," adds Robin Ingle, Chairman and CEO, Novus Health.

This Canadian partnership captures the shared objective to improve access to public health care across Canada with top medical expertise and technology at the institutional level.

"The Novus-MMI MSO combines a decade of MMI's medical second opinion experience and Novus Health's state of the art technology and health navigation platforms. We believe that this partnership focused on the quality of the medical expertise will exceed the needs of Canadian insurance companies", says Michael Churchill-Smith, President and CEO, MMI.

Novus Health

Novus Health is an information and technology-enabled health services provider. The leader in health navigation and wellness solutions, Novus Health helps organizations make health care more accessible, understandable, and effective for their members and clients. Novus Health's solutions are provided to over 5 million people, with offices located in Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles and Paris.

The Novus Health Medical Second Opinion program is led by Dr Michael Szabo and Dr Michael Churchill-Smith who have each over 20 years of clinical experience.  Dr Szabo is a staff Emergency Physician at University Health Network in Toronto and Dr Churchill-Smith is a General Internal Medicine specialist at McGill University Medical Centre in Montreal. Both of our physicians are practicing physicians who work at academic teaching centres and have an extensive network of physicians across Canada from which they are able to find the best specialist available to provide an expert second opinion.

For more information, visit www.novushealth.com and www.novussante.com.

MMI

MMI coordinates the delivery and consults on the entire spectrum of patient care, from education and early diagnosis, to the development of best practice protocols. They assist institutional clients and provide consulting services and advice that may pertain to specific elements of a project, or relate to every detail of major initiatives. Our objective is to be able to provide assistance on the entire range of healthcare management including budget development, risk assessment and analysis of facility requirements, including equipment and human resources planning, scheduling and management services.

SOURCE Novus Health



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