2nd.MD and Boston Children’s Hospital Launch Strategic Partnership

Houston, Texas – November 6, 2018 – Today, Boston Children’s Hospital and 2nd.MD announced a strategic partnership that will utilize 2nd.MD’s technology and extensive employer and health plan network to provide millions of people across the United States direct, virtual access to Boston Children’s Hospital specialists.

Through this partnership, 2nd.MD—a leader in the digital transformation of healthcare focused on simplifying access to medical expertise—deepens its integration with Boston Children’s Hospital and its network of elite doctors. This addition gives 2nd.MD’s 12 million members the ability to receive a face-to-face educational consultation via video with a pediatric specialist from the top-ranked children’s hospital in the country. This partnership also provides 2nd.MD members with a streamlined process should the member choose to transfer their care to Boston Children’s Hospital.

“At 2nd.MD, our mission is to save and improve lives every day by connecting people with the world’s top doctors using our innovative technology platform,” said Jason Melton, CEO of 2nd.MD. “We’re excited to partner with another digital leader like Boston Children’s Hospital to pioneer new ways to democratize access to top-quality healthcare and help more families in need.”

As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. This partnership allows Boston Children’s Hospital the ability to bring expert-level care and an improved experience to patients and their families that live outside the Boston area.

“In addition to the unsurpassed care and amazing work being done by our surgeons, doctors and clinicians, Boston Children’s is working to create better access and overall experience for families every day,” said Steven Fishman, MD, President of the Boston Children’s Physicians Organization. “This partnership with 2nd.MD creates a pathway for millions of families who may not be conveniently located near one of our hospitals to consult with our experts.”

About 2nd.MD

2nd.MD connects people facing complex, chronic or critical medical conditions quickly and directly to the top doctors in the world via a proprietary technology platform. With the mission of saving and improving lives every day, 2nd.MD makes it easy to speak with leading specialists without the hassle of paperwork, travel or lengthy wait times. 2nd.MD’s physician panel includes more than 450 nationally-recognized, board-certified medical specialists, representing all medical specialties and subspecialties. Founded in 2011, 2nd.MD has grown to serve several Fortune 500 employers and some of America’s largest health plans. All consultations are confidential and provided at no cost to 2nd.MD members. To learn more, visit www.2nd.md.

About Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center. Its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. Today, more than 3,000 scientists, including 10 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 18 members of the National Academy of Medicine and 12 Howard Hughes Medical Investigators comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s is now a 415-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. For more, visit our Vector and Thriving blogs and follow us on social media @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube.

Media Contacts

Lindsay Szeszycki
2nd.MD
518.879.2101
lindsay@2nd.md

Kristen Dattoli
Boston Children’s Hospital
617.919.3110
kristen.dattoli@childrens.harvard.edu