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September 30, 2013

WorldOne and SERMO Complete U.S. Integration, Paves Way for Global Expansion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SERMO eclipses 200,000 physician members in its online “Community with a Purpose”

WorldOne, the global leader in healthcare data collection, insights and intelligence, announced today that the company has completed the integration of its U.S. physician network on the SERMO community platform. In July 2012 WorldOne acquired SERMO, the largest online community of fully verified, licensed physicians in the U.S. SERMO now boasts over 200,000 members, who are united by the company's mission to improve healthcare globally.

"We are extremely proud of the 200,000 member milestone, but it is just a starting point in cultivating this very special 'community with a purpose' dedicated to improving patient outcomes," said Peter Kirk, WorldOne Founder and CEO. "The shared altruistic goal of SERMO members to improve patient outcomes - and their underlying trust in their peers - is enough of an incentive to help each other in a moment of need. We look forward to bringing iConsult and other clinical tools and resources to physicians around the world."

As part of the Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference in Santa Clara, Calif., WorldOne will present a case study featuring the international relief organization, Floating Doctors, an international relief group using SERMO's iConsult web and mobile application. iConsult brings physicians together to consult and collaborate on cases in real-time, crowdsourcing their insights and expertise to diagnose and treat individual patients in the moment, anytime, anywhere in the world. Highlights of the Floating Doctors case study include:

  • 11 physicians across eight different specialties contributing to the iConsult case within 24 hours
  • $2.7 million in medical education and 288 years of cumulative experience converging to help one patient
  • Time from post to decision and action within 24 hours - zeroing in on which tests to order saved weeks of indecision and travel, resulting in much improved patient prognosis at very low cost
  • To see the WorldOne and Floating Doctors presentation at Health 2.0, please attend the session on Tuesday, October 1 at 12:15 pm PT in Grand Ballroom C. If you are unable to attend the session in person and would like to watch a clip from the documentary, please click here. More information is available on the Health 2.0 Fall Conference website.

    About WorldOne

    WorldOne is the global leader in healthcare data collection, insights and intelligence. Headquartered in New York with 18 regional offices across North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, WorldOne brings online and offline access to medical professionals through a range of differentiated products and services. In July 2012, WorldOne acquired SERMO, the largest online physician community in the United States, to provide an expanded platform for its Global Networked Community comprising over 1.8 million healthcare professionals spanning 80 countries, including more than 385,000 US physicians. For more information visit: http://www.worldone.com.

    Contact

    WorldOne
    Jon Michaeli
    617-497-1110
    jonathan.michaeli@worldone.com

    Racepoint Group
    Sally Bain
    617-624-3200
    WorldOne@racepointgroup.com