Best Doctors adds decision support tool in Wiser Together collaboration

Medical query and specialist doctor finder Best Doctors has been building up its business this year. It purchased population health business Rise Health. Now it’s expanding into price transparency in a collaboration with decision support provider Wiser Together. It will provide Wiser Health’s service to help consumers figure out their healthcare options for certain conditions […]

Medical query and specialist doctor finder Best Doctors has been building up its business this year. It purchased population health business Rise Health. Now it’s expanding into price transparency in a collaboration with decision support provider Wiser Together.

It will provide Wiser Health’s service to help consumers figure out their healthcare options for certain conditions using clinical evidence, personal and popular preferences, cost and their coverage.Best Doctors uses a vetting service for its 25-year-old business to provide consultation services to patients.

The idea is to reduce fragmentation, said David Seligman, Best Doctors Chairman and CEO. He added that bringing together the capabilities of the two companies will give employers and their employees a much better understanding of the health care options available to them.

It’s not the first company with which Wiser Together has collaborated. Earlier this year it became one of several companies that offered services through Castlight Health, Truven Health Analytics and MDLive.

Wiser Together raised $9 million in a Series B round earlier this year from the likes of Merck Global Innovation Fund, Martin Ventures,