What is Telestroke?
Telestroke has become one of the most successful uses of telemedicine to date, allowing stroke experts to provide consultations with patients located at hospitals that lack access to expert opinions. This access to clinical expertise provides the ability for hospitals to more rapidly and appropriately diagnose and treat stroke patients by providing access to advanced surgical therapies and medications such as IV tPA (a clot busting drug for acute ischemic strokes).
The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has listed telestroke as a Class II Recommendation. Additionally, in November, 2016, the AHA/ASA released a Scientific Statement providing recommendations on how telestroke programs should be measured for quality and outcomes.
Implementation of telestroke consultation in conjunction with stroke education and training for healthcare providers can be useful in increasing the use of IV rtPA at community hospitals without access to adequate onsite stroke expertise.
InTouch Telestroke Solution
InTouch Health is the leader in telestroke services. We partner with our customers to develop programs that allow them to extend their clinical reach and provide stroke coverage to their regions to improve outcomes and access to care.
InTouch Health has worked with our partners to develop more than 115 “hub and spoke” networks across the United States. These networks serve more than 750 hospitals, providing much needed specialty stroke care to their communities.
Benefits of InTouch Health Telehealth Solutions
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In using our industry leading platform, customers have achieved significant results. Customers have reported increased tPA delivery from 35% to 20% and higher. Increased tPA delivery for stroke has been shown to have a financial benefit and saves “$6,074 and adds 0.75 quality-adjust life years”
Other Featured Service Lines
Are you interested in other service lines besides telestroke? Learn about our teleICU and telebehavioral health solutions.
TeleICU, or TeleCritical Care, has become a way for hospitals and health systems to more effectively provide intensivist-led care into the ICU.
Telebehavioral health, or telemental health, has emerged as the fastest growing initiative among hospitals and health systems in recent years.