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Mount Sinai, Oscar open the Oscar Center in Brooklyn

Mount Sinai, Oscar open the Oscar Center in Brooklyn

Mount Sinai Health System and innovative health insurer Oscar have teamed-up to create the primary care-focused Oscar Center in Brooklyn, New York, HealthcareITnews is reporting.

"The Oscar Center is a pivotal step toward our vision of creating a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience for our members," Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser said in a statement. Those services also include walk-in visits, basic mental health, wellness services and classes.

The Center "raises the bar for what consumers can expect from healthcare," according to Mount Sinai chief population health officer Niyum Gandhi, who added that it aligns well with Mount Sinai's goal of optimizing health outcomes for patients.

The 6,000-square foot facility looks like it's from another planet, featuring five exam rooms, three consult rooms, a lounge, a laboratory, and a multipurpose room to host wellness classes and events. The practice can host up to six physicians, and will also include a behavioral health specialist and several mid-level providers.

As part of the deal, Oscar members will be able to instantly book appointments at the center through a care search in the Oscar app. On the other hand, physicians will also be fully connected to Oscar's systems, enabling them to see a member's full health history and receive referrals directly from Oscar's free telemedicine feature or a member's concierge team.

"These connections empower doctors with richer patient data and analytics to improve patient health outcomes over time," Schlosser added.

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