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
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.
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
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 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