TeleSpecialists is proud to be a leader in TeleStroke and Emergent TeleNeurology services. Every second counts during a stroke, and an on-call TeleStroke neurologist with TeleSpecialists can be connected directly to the Emergency Department via telemedicine in an average of four minutes. Rapid reaction time and treatment can dramatically improve patient outcomes and ultimately save lives. Our TeleStroke solution brings extensive clinical stroke experience from highly trained TeleNeurologists directly to your healthcare facility via telemedicine.
TeleStroke is the process of virtually examining a suspected stroke patient over video. The goal of TeleStroke services is to quickly evaluate and treat patients to improve the hospital’s reaction time and patient’s outcome.
Time is of the essence when saving brain cells. Emergency acute stroke support with our TeleStroke services can save lives and allow for better outcomes. Hospital neurologists are at a premium, with neurology as one of the country’s most understaffed medical fields. This shortage puts stroke patients at risk of not seeing a neurologist in time. TeleSpecialists provides focused emergent neurology services, including TeleMedicine for stroke, to hospitals across the United States — anytime, anywhere.
We seamlessly integrate our TeleNeurologists with your hospital’s stroke and ED team to create a streamlined and effective TeleStroke response. TeleStroke Alert services ensure rapid assessment and treatment for EMS stroke patients. With prearrival Stroke Alert notification, ED staff can mobilize and contact TeleSpecialists so that a TeleStroke response is available almost as soon as EMS brings the patient in. This capability places a board-certified, stroke-trained neurologist on-screen at the patient’s bedside in an average of four minutes. Patients who receive rapid triage and treatment regularly experience drastically improved outcomes and higher quality of life.
This sample was taken from a hospital division that went live with TeleStroke services in seven of their hospitals. Most locations averaged at least a 50% drop in DTN time.
While our TeleStroke program can be adjusted to fit your hospital’s needs, here is an example of TeleStroke applications and how virtual stroke services for healthcare facilities can work for you:
TeleSpecialists was founded on the principles of lean management and a focus on developing protocols to provide seamless acute neurology response, among other benefits. During implementation of our TeleStroke services, we identify and coach your team of TeleStroke program stakeholders, which may consist of representatives from EMS, ED nursing leadership, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology, Rapid Response, Staff Neurologists, and Stroke Coordinators. Together, we build a state-of-the-art TeleStroke and Emergent TeleNeurology program within your hospital’s infrastructure, with our neurologists responding to Stroke Alerts and other STAT neurology consults, including acute encephalopathy, syncope, Bell’s palsy, and acute altered mental status.
TeleSpecialists provides comprehensive TeleStroke consultation services to help facilities develop programs from the ground up. The results are faster DTN time for hospitals and improving stroke patients’ overall outcomes. Through experience with many major health care systems across the US, we can provide a quality-focused, consistent, and data-driven TeleStroke program with expert neurology consultation for your facility.