To help solve the national shortage of neurologists, TeleSpecialists has a team of expert TeleNeurologists available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team of board-certified neurologists can consult with patients in your hospital’s setting. For emergent neurological cases, your patients will have access to an experienced, stroke trained TeleNeurologist within minutes with our TeleStroke service. For patients needing neurological follow up or scheduled rounding, TeleSpecialists offers TeleNeuroHospitalist rounding.
What is TeleNeurology?
TeleNeurology is the technical term used when a neurological consult or exam is performed via the telemedicine cart. This effective use of telemedicine allows a neurologist to examine or consult with an acute patient at a moment’s notice or easily access a neurologist in a NeuroHospitalist setting.
Because much of a neurological consult can be done with the help of a trained nurse and using visual tests or by reading and interpreting scans, hospitals and medical facilities can take advantage of TeleNeurology to better serve their patients. TeleSpecialists focuses on:
- Emergent neurology – strokes and seizures.
- Non-emergent neurology – rounding and follow-up exams in a hospital setting.
- EEG reading and interpretation.
TeleSpecialists TeleNeurology benefits hospitals and patients:
- TeleNuerology allows a board-certified neurologist to be bedside with a patient within 10 minutes of the stroke alert call. This is often faster than it takes a physician to walk across the hospital!
- Our neurologists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Our standardized workflow, developed with the help of the hospital team, allows TeleSpecialists to provide the same high-quality care at 2am or 2pm.
- TeleNeurology allows physicians to concentrate on hospital services and other necessary hands-on work.
Managed TeleNeurology Services
The field of neurological medicine is struggling to keep up with the patient load. Burnout for Nuerologists is the second-highest among medical specialties. The stress from the demand of a high patient load can be alleviated with a well-managed TeleNeurology team in place to supplement in-person care. Both physicians and patients are happier when care is administered quickly, financial burdens are lower, and stroke-program metrics are improved.
Emergent TeleNeurology Services
TeleSpecialists has emerged as a leader in Emergent TeleStroke and TeleNeurology services. A stroke patient needs help immediately. While a neurologist may be elsewhere delaying patient care, a TeleSpecialists’ TeleNeurologist can be bed side, on screen, in an average of five minutes. This quick reaction time can help improve patient outcome and saves lives. With their extensive clinical stroke experience, a TeleSpecialists TeleNeurologist’s interaction with patients is much the same as it is with an in-person physician.
Technology-Based Care-First Model
TeleSpecialists was founded and is lead by a group of neurologists. Our entire company focus is providing care to the patient as quickly and efficiently as possible. All TeleSpecialists neurologists are board-certified, fellowship-trained, and have clinical stroke experience. We are neither a technology company nor a “doc in a box”. We are a group of passionate medical professionals dedicated to quality patient interactions and metrics. Each of our hospitals receive a dedicated Quality Program Specialist (QPS) to work hand-in-hand with a hospital liaison (usually a Stroke Coordinator) to provide continued process improvement efforts, metric goals and case reviews.
While some telemedicine companies require the use of proprietary software to gain access to their doctors, TeleSpecialists is different. Our team will access to your hospital’s existing electronic medical records (EMR) and will utilize any current telecart.
Our team strives to remain on the cutting edge of telemedicine. We are constantly evolving by:
- Requiring the continuing education of our physicians and QPS team.
- Following American Heart Association guidelines.
- Discussing and following current best practices in stroke care.
- Constantly creating tools to help hospitals and physicians assess, diagnose, and treat stroke patients faster.