PinnacleCare and Summus Global Announce Exclusive Partnership Agreement to Offer Their Combined Health Advisory Services
PinnacleCare Members Now Have Access to Leading Medical Expertise Via the Summus Telehealth Platform
BALTIMORE, NEW YORK – Feb. 18, 2020 — – PinnacleCare, the premier health advisory firm, and Summus Global, a leading virtual health advisory company, today announced an exclusive partnership that will bring the benefits of Summus’ virtual expert consultation platform to PinnacleCare members.
As medical decision making has become more complex, it has become more difficult to access high-quality expertise in a timely manner. Through a proprietary, cloud-based technology platform, Summus creates a virtual marketplace for expertise to empower families with access to timely expert advice from leading specialists to make more informed medical decisions across all health concerns. The Summus Platform powers consumer-friendly access to more than 4,000 specialists across 48 leading hospitals for expert advice – within days from anywhere in the world.
“Summus offers a unique, highly in-demand solution for addressing more complex medical issues,” said Miles Varn, M.D., CEO of PinnacleCare. “While we have always provided high-touch access to leading physicians in-person as well as through expert written second opinions, Summus now gives us the ability to offer a personalized, technology-enabled platform to connect members directly with top specialists.”
“We believe combining technology with access to high-quality medical expertise can drive better medical decision-making and better outcomes,” said Julian Flannery, founder and CEO of Summus Global. “Summus is designed to be the choice platform for leading physicians as they increasingly leverage virtual mediums to engage with families around the world. We are thrilled to partner with PinnacleCare to support their members with consumer-friendly technology and access to leading medical expertise.”
PinnacleCare serves more than three million people across employers, health plans and family memberships. Through this partnership, PinnacleCare will provide access to the Summus Virtual Health Advisory Platform to all Comprehensive member families and to employees or individuals who are enrolled in PinnacleCare’s Connection Program.
About Summus Global
Summus is a leading virtual health advisory platform, connecting families to high quality medical expertise across all health concerns to inform better medical decisions. Summus transforms an existing inefficient and opaque referral system with a virtual healthcare experience that shortens the timeframe to access the best medical expertise. With a mission to be the choice virtual medium for leading physicians, The Company creates a valuable platform for physicians and a personalized experience to help families feel more in control of their healthcare journey. Read more at www.summusglobal.com
PinnacleCare is a leading health advisory firm, founded in 2001, that connects individuals to the world’s most advanced healthcare and facilitates access to top specialists for personalized care. The company provides a broad range of support to families and organizations – helping members to connect to the right expert for their specific problem and make intelligent decisions about their health. For more information, visit www.pinnaclecare.com
GCC, Inc. (for PinnacleCare)
Summus Global, Inc.