To complement our TeleStroke services, TeleSpecialists offers general TeleNeuroHospitalist Rounding to provide follow-up consults for retained stroke patients and routine, non-emergent neurological consults for admitted new patients. Our TeleNeurologists conveniently round on patients in the comfort of your hospital’s inpatient setting, addressing diverse neurological symptoms such as:
• transient ischemic attack (TIA)
• metabolic encephalopathy
• lumbar radiculopathy
TeleSpecialists can provide routine EEG interpretation services and remote long-term and prolonged EEG interpretation.
Our TeleNeuroHospitalist Rounding service typically involves an onsite nurse navigator who manages the rounds with a telemedicine cart and our connected physician. Our physician on cart functions much like a live neurohospitalists, with his or her services provided virtually. Orders are updated by the neurologist and entered directly in your EMR. Standardization of rounding workflows allows our physicians to seamlessly partner with the hospital-based team to ensure the highest quality of care.
Coverage and Scheduling
Free up the schedules of staff neurologists, so they may assist other patients, develop outpatient services, or take well-deserved time off. In some facilities, TeleSpecialists services all neurology needs. In other situations, TeleSpecialists coverage supplements the efforts of staff neurologists.
Stroke Patient Retention
Scheduled rounding through telemedicine allows hospitals to retain patients that otherwise may need to be transferred. Our services allow your hospital to avoid costly transfers, by keeping your patients close to home. This may also help to increase your market presence in your community, with constant access to expert neurological care.
Continuity of Care
Often, the same neurologist may provide the Stroke Alert consult, and then follow-up on the same retained patient. This continuity of care model for a comprehensive TeleNeurology program is designed to drive efficiencies and improve patient outcomes and experiences.
Patient retention of high-acuity neurological cases may increase the Case Mix Index (CMI) for your location. The bill coding for more complex patients includes high-paying DRGs.