China: Mayo network expands

Xi’an International Medical Centre Hospital and Xi’an Gaoxin Hospital, in Shaanxi, China, are the newest members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted health care organisations that have special access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise.

The two hospitals remain independent health care providers. Through the membership, their physicians can combine their understanding of their patients’ medical needs with Mayo Clinic expertise so patients get the care they need, close to home. There is no additional cost to patients.

Through membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Xi’an physicians have access to Mayo Clinic clinical tools, including:

  • AskMayoExpert offers clinical information on hundreds of medical conditions, and includes medical protocols, treatment recommendations and medical references.
  • eConsults enables Xi’an physicians to contact Mayo Clinic specialists for second opinions on specific patient cases when they believe additional input will benefit their patients.
  • eBoards offers live video conferences where Xi’an’s medical teams can review and discuss complex cases with a Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary panel and other doctors in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
  • Staff from Xi’an can also use Mayo Clinic’s patient education materials and access opportunities for professional development and continuous medical education.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network has 45 member organisations across the USA and in Asia, India, Mexico and the Middle East.