Northwest Health joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of independent health systems that work closely with Mayo Clinic.
"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," Dr. James Tanner, Northwest Health chief medical officer of Northwest, stated in a press release.
Through a formalized relationship with Mayo Clinic, Northwest Health care providers have access to an array resources, including:
• AskMayoExpert -- Review Mayo Clinic-vetted information on care guidelines, treatment recommendations and medical reference information at the point of care.
• eConsults -- Consult electronically with Mayo Clinic specialists on patient care questions.
• eBoards -- Interact with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo Clinic specialists and other members via live video conferences to review and discuss the management of complex cases.
• Health care consulting -- Learn from Mayo Clinic's experience and gain access to its subject matter experts to meet an organization's clinical, operational and business objectives.
Northwest Health's staff also will have access to professional development opportunities, including grand rounds, symposia and continuing medical education programs. In addition, staff will have access to Mayo Clinic's library of patient education materials.
Northwest Health has more than 540 physicians, 2,200 staff members and 487 beds at facilities in Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville, Johnson and Siloam Springs.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network started in 2011 and consists of more than 40 member organizations in the U.S., China, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
NW News on 04/18/2018