Telestroke

Decrease door-to-treatment time and enable services to meet the requirements for stroke center certification with our telestroke solutions.

Deliver Better Access to Optimal Stroke Care

Strokes are one of the most prominent causes of death, but geographic barriers prevent many patients from receiving care. Today, only 22% of rural Americans live within 30-minutes from a neurologist staffed medical facility.1 A telestroke program can eliminate these barriers to life‑saving care.

  • Each Year 15M Suffer a Stroke2

  • Currently Only 3% Receive tPA3

  • Strokes Kill 130K Americans Annually4

The best way to improve outcomes from ischemic strokes is to streamline care and ensure tPA is administered within three hours of onset. Unfortunately, many stroke victims fail to arrive at the hospital or stroke center in time for tPA treatments. As a result, only 10% recover fully and 40% of suffer moderate to severe impairments.5

1Telestroke: An Approach to the Shortage of Neurologists in Rural Areas, Marshall University, April 2016

2Facts and Figures about Stroke, World Stroke Organization, 2012

3Ischemic Strokes (Clots), American Stroke Association, 2013

4Deaths: Final Data for 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016

5Explaining Stroke, National Stroke Association, 2010

Patients Need Greater Access to Optimal Stroke Care

Telestroke

How Southern Illinois Transformed Stroke Care in the Emergency Department

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Telestroke Eliminates Distance Barriers & Improves Outcomes

By empowering greater collaboration between providers, stroke telemedicine delivers unparalleled patient care and access in spite of the traditional barriers that often hinder the stroke treatment process.

  • Overcome Geographic Disparities

    With the right telestroke technology, hospitals in the most rural of locations can instantly connect a stroke patient to the appropriate specialists that often reside in urban centers.

  • Improve Treatment

    A study involving 2,500+ acute ischemic stroke patients showed a 75% increase of tPA use through telestroke, and empowered more rural and regional hospitals to treat instead of transfer.6

  • Increase Efficiency

    Stroke telemedicine provides a direct bedside connection to stroke patients while also empowering remote neurologists with critical patient information including CT imaging in real-time.

6Safe and Effective Implementation of Telestroke in a U.S. Community Hospital Setting, The Permanente Journal, July 2016

Telestroke Eliminates Distance Barriers & Improves Outcomes

Breaking Down Barriers to Care

UVA Health System provides telestroke services to one of the largest medically underserved populations in the state of Virginia.

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Telestroke Solutions & Benefits

Telestroke programs powered by American Well solutions are empowering remote neurologists to rapidly evaluate and treat patients — regardless of resources or location — and enabling hospital stroke centers to provide care equivalent to having a neurologist at the point of care.

  • Auto-Alerts & Escalation

  • Real-Time PACs Imaging

  • Integrated EMR History

  • Remote Far-End-Camera‑Control

Avizia Stroke Telemedicine Solutions & Benefits

See It In Action

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