(Atlanta, GA, – January 5, 2011) – Sharecare, an online platform that enables consumers to find high-quality, relevant and actionable answers to their health questions provided by the nation’s leading health experts, organizations and brands, today announced that The Mount Sinai Medical Center is expanding their partnership to become a preferred hospital partner within the New York area.
In October 2010, prior to the launch of the innovative website, The Mount Sinai Medical Center was one of the first hospital partners to join forces with Sharecare, along with a robust list of other renowned hospitals in the U.S. – including the Cleveland Clinic, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a result of the partnership, medical experts at The Mount Sinai Medical Center are able to contribute their expertise and provide diversified answers to various health and wellness questions.
“Through this enhanced partnership, we are able to deepen our connection with our patients and engage a global audience of people who are looking online for answers to their health and wellness questions,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO, The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Having our experts actively engage on Sharecare demonstrates our belief that online access to credible health information is essential to helping people improve their overall health and wellbeing.”
As one of the top academic medical centers in America, Mount Sinai has the ability to provide patients with answers and advice across an array of health conditions, including transplantation, cardiology, neurosurgery, minimally invasive surgery, digestive diseases, orthopedics and cancer. It staffs nearly 4,000 faculty members in 32 departments and 14 institutes to deliver the best care to patients.
“We are proud to continue our ongoing efforts to bring the best in healthcare thought leadership, expertise and innovation on Sharecare to provide consumers with credible and high-quality health information,” said Rick Anderson, senior vice president of hospital markets at Sharecare. “It is an honor to enhance our partnership with The Mount Sinai Medical Center to improve their market presence in New York, as well as provide localized assistance and care to those in the area that are in search of actionable steps to get healthy.”
To view The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s profile page on Sharecare.com, visit: https://www.sharecare.com/group/mount-sinai-medical.
About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.
The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and US News & World Report and whose hospital is on the US News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.
For more information, visit www.mountsinai.org.
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Launched in 2010 and based in Atlanta, GA, Sharecare is an interactive, social Q & A platform that allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Studios, Remark Media, (NASDAQ: MARK), Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications, the company’s innovative approach provides the consumer access to a wide array of health and wellness experts ranging from hospitals to doctors, specialists to non-profits, to healthcare companies and active health consumers, creating a thriving community where healthcare knowledge is built, shared and put into practice.