Mobile Telestroke Set to Have Major Impact on Patient Care in 2015

Posted by Randy Rountree on Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Stroke care is extremely time-sensitive; minutes can mean the difference for patients between recovery and permanent disability, or even death. Patients in rural areas, or even city boroughs, who don’t have local access to a stroke specialist waste precious time getting transported to specialists’ care. With stroke care “time is brain.”

For the past 20 years, telestroke has offered a solution to this problem, linking local doctors via video conferencing systems with stroke specialists to consult on patient care. A 2013 study from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences concludes, “Stroke patients treated at telestroke hospitals had a significantly lower mortality rate than those treated at non-telestroke hospitals, with the same cost of care.” [1]

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An Explosion of Telehealth Applications: 90 Percent of Providers Entertaining Offerings

Posted by PureWeb on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

As health care operations transform to comply with the Accountable Care Act (ACA), an equally powerful and broad shift in the delivery of patient care is gaining strength: telehealth.

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