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.
During a TeleStroke program consult, we provide much more than just a stroke patient recommendation. Using your native EMR and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), our credentialed neurologists write alteplase orders and make the life-saving decisions.
In addition, TeleSpecialist’s telestroke services provide rapid interpretation of EEG in emergent and acute settings. Rapid acquisition and interpretation of EEG can help to exclude the possibility of non-convulsive status epilepticus, which our TeleNeurologist can then assist with treatment.
Looking to become a certified Stroke Center? We can help! By earning your Stroke Center certification, your facility can increase patient volumes presenting with stroke brought by EMS, increase your facility’s stroke-related DRGs and improve Case Mix Index (CMI).
In conjunction with our medical services, TeleSpecialists offers Delegated Credentialing (also known as credentialing by proxy). The growing popularity of telemedicine can put a strain on in-house credentialing resources, and oftentimes medical facilities are looking increasingly to Delegated Credentialing to alleviate the workload of their internal credentialing team.
This sample was taken from a hospital division that went live with our telestroke services in seven of their hospitals. Most locations averaged at least a 50% drop in DTN time.
TeleSpecialists provides comprehensive TeleStroke consultation services to help facilities develop programs from the ground up. Through experience with many major health care systems across the US, we can provide a quality-focused, consistent, and data-driven TeleStroke program for your facility.