NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new Internet-based physician health portal that will allow for instant sharing of medical records between doctors is the latest expansion of the affiliation between The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Center and ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), the largest and most comprehensive ear, nose, and throat, allergy and audiology practice in the tri-state area.
The ENTA / Mount Sinai partnership, formed over three years ago, was built on the premise of providing and delivering quality access to care. It represents a new business model that advances the efficiency of healthcare delivery by eliminating redundant testing, reducing administrative overhead, and improving communication between doctors. Most importantly, it drastically reduces for ENTA patients the average wait between diagnosis and life-saving head and neck surgery.
Under the partnership, patients of ENTA have direct access to Mount Sinai otolaryngologists, and are typically seen at Mount Sinai within 24 hours of diagnosis at an ENTA facility. No referrals are needed. Patient records are shared automatically and Mount Sinai doctors collaborate bi-directionally with ENTA doctors about the case.
No longer do patients with serious medical problems have to shop around for specialists or surgeons in their insurance network, arrange appointments at various screening and imaging centers, ensure that referrals and medical records are transferred from office to office, and wait weeks or even months for surgery. This new portal represents further expansion of the affiliation, and provides a superior information sharing capability that will enable physicians to have instant access to critical patient health information.
“Mount Sinai’s new collaboration with ENT and Allergy Associates marks an exciting venture in cancer care outside the university walls and city limits,” said Dr. Eric Genden, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center, The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Being able to safely and securely share information with our colleagues at ENTA will mean that our mutual patients will truly get the team-centric seamless care and service that they need, and deserve.”
Added Dr. Wayne Eisman, President of ENTA, “We are once again delighted to pioneer, with Mount Sinai, an innovation that will help our patients. This is indeed the future of superior medical care.”
About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants. For more information, please visit www.mountsinai.org.
About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP
The 32 offices of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP have a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck, and maintain a corporate partnership with the American Cancer Society for the education and care of patients with smoking disorders and cancer.
To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, please visit www.entandallergy.com
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