New York, NY (May 2, 2016) - In an effort to connect more New Yorkers to Weill Cornell Medicine's world-class physicians, the institution and the innovative on-demand healthcare service Pager have joined forces to ensure that patients have expanded access to the most advanced and specialized care.
The collaboration will leverage Pager's mobile app and Weill Cornell Medicine's reputation for delivering the finest, compassionate care to connect more patients with the institution's primary care physicians and specialists. Weill Cornell Medicine will expand Pager users' access to quality, personalized healthcare from board-certified physicians and nurses representing more than 30 specialties and medical disciplines so that they can receive the right type of care at the right time.
Through the app, Pager's healthcare professionals will evaluate and triage prospective patients through live online chats and telemedicine to determine the most effective treatment plan, providing in-person visits at their homes or offices. When patients require more complex or specialty care, the Pager professional will engage the Weill Cornell Medicine's Physician Organization Referral Center to schedule appointments with primary care physicians and specialists. Patients needing hospitalization or complex procedures are then connected with NewYork-Presbyterian.
"We at Weill Cornell Medicine are deeply committed to connecting New Yorkers to our network of exceptional physicians, and our collaboration with Pager enables us to further realize that ambition," said Dr. Adam Stracher, director of the primary care division of Weill Cornell Medicine's Physician Organization and assistant dean of clinical affairs at the institution. "Pager expands our reach to the millennial generation who want to access healthcare differently and offers them an entry point into Weill Cornell Medicine's specialized and compassionate care."
"Pager is about leveraging great technology and world-class design to connect people with the right type of care at the right time, and to deliver that care as it is needed," said Gaspard de Dreuzy, the co-founder and CEO of Pager. "We are proud to collaborate with the renowned Weill Cornell Medicine team. Together, we will be able to expand upon our current scope, which services urgent care needs, and connect patients requiring attention from a specialist to a trusted provider at Weill Cornell Medicine."
Pager delivers personal health care on-demand, in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The location-based mobile app connects doctors and patients needing urgent care. Doctors in the Pager network are board-certified primary care physicians who specialize in emergency medicine, family practice, or internal medicine. They can perform diagnostic exams, physicals, prescribe medications, and order and interpret lab tests and X-rays. For more information, visit https:/
About Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine -- faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization -- are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit weill.cornell.edu.