SOSi Partners with George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates to Bring New Telemedicine Solutions to Deployed Personnel and Hires Dr. James Phillips as its Chief Medical Officer
RESTON, VA (August 1, 2017) – SOSi International LLC (SOSi) and George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) announced today a partnership to deliver advanced telemedicine solutions to deployed personnel around the globe, providing instant access to the highest level medical expertise at one of the nation’s leading medical centers. Marking the growth of its expeditionary medical support business, SOSi also announced the hiring of Dr. James Phillips as its Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
George Washington University MFA is a 501 (c) 3 and the largest independent physician group in the metropolitan Washington DC area. It is supported by one of the nation’s premier academic medicine and clinical research institutions and is comprised of more than 750 medical professionals for more than 50 medical and surgical specialty areas. It maintains offices in Washington D.C., Annapolis, Bethesda, Rockville, Reston and Mount Vernon; and its doctors maintain privileges at George Washington, Mount Vernon, Reston, Shady Grove, Sibley, Suburban and Washington Adventist Hospitals. The MFA manages more than one million patient visits each year and is dedicated to patient care, clinical research and education.
The MFA global operations center provides around-the-clock service, connecting patients directly to physicians, including emergency and specialty consultation, case management and care planning, medical repatriation, and remote health monitoring. Its cutting-edge telemedicine solutions include mobile device applications and a variety of HIPPA compliant video communication tools, such as portable, low bandwidth video-conferencing systems.
SOSi CMO, Dr. James Phillips received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Oklahoma and has been an instructor at Harvard Medical School for the past four years. He received a Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management Fellowship from Harvard Medical School and has more than 12 years of experience in trauma and reconstructive surgery, emergency medicine, and expeditionary medical services, including recent work in Nepal and Ukraine. In his role as CMO, Dr. Phillips makes field visits to review and update clinical protocols, hires and trains clinical staff, and provides guidance on improving capabilities and preparedness.
“Providing exceptional medical care in austere environments requires specialized training, nimble thinking, and the ability to improvise,” said Dr. Phillips. “GW-MFA has years of experience providing such care, and I and I am very proud to be a part of this growing business area within SOSi.”
SOSi’s medical support division provides expeditionary medical services to the U.S. government, with expansion planned to the oil, gas and mining sectors. The company has been providing a range of mission support services to the U.S. government, its coalition partners, and numerous other large defense and aerospace contractors since 2002.
“SOSi is accustomed to working in the world’s most challenging environments,” said Julian Setian, president and CEO of SOSi. “We are committed to ensuring that our clients, partners and employees receive the best possible care, no matter where they work. Working directly with GW-MFA will help improve the care we provide to deployed personnel, providing innovative new tools to instantly connect patients and care providers.”
SOS International LLC (SOSi) is a family-owned, mid-tier government services integrator that works principally in the defense and intelligence sectors. We were founded in 1989 to provide specialized analytical services to the U.S. law enforcement community and over the past 25 years have evolved into an international solutions provider with experience in 30 countries worldwide. We provide intelligence, technology and project-management solutions to large, government and private-sector organizations and are known for our energy, agility, flexibility and proven experience in many of the most austere areas of the world. For more information, visit www.sosi.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.