“I might to just check on something, a disease state, what are the current recommendations based on the evidence-based guidelines? it’s there in the database. I can log in, look at it. I can even as a physician receive continuing medical-education credits from reviewing that information. And that is constantly updates, thoroughly-vetted by Mayo, so it becomes a very rich resource for us,” Forbes says.
Forbes says OSF physicians will also be able to use the E-Consults program from the Mayo Network. She says that allows local doctors to share patient information with Mayo experts to help confirm a medical diagnosis. Forbes says the partnership will also save patients from traveling outside the region to get additional medical information.