Filling the neurologist gap to support ERs…and save stroke victims
With stroke as the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., having a stroke neurologist available around the clock is becoming necessary for hospitals regardless of location or size. Through two-way video and the patient’s electronic health record, our neurologists collaborate with local emergency physicians to diagnose strokes quickly. TeleStroke connects care teams virtually with board-certified neurologists to provide on-demand assessments so patients do not have to lose time being transferred to other facilities. This allows for immediate and appropriate intervention, minimizing complications and saving lives.