With almost 800,000 strokes each year in the U.S., it is estimated that strokes cause more than 140,000 deaths, making them the third leading cause. We offer Teleneurology among our spectrum of services available to patients through Specialists On Call, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of telemedicine services.
Teleneurology is an emerging trend in healthcare that puts physicians at Memorial Hospital in remote contact with a highly trained neurologist. By interacting and collaborating with the remote neurologist, hospitals can provide faster and more accurate diagnoses resulting in earlier and optimized treatment. With Specialists On Call neurologists' ability to provide immediate attention to stroke patients and other neurological emergencies, Memorial Hospital will be able to provide an even higher level of time-sensitive care.
By using high-definition video link to consult with the remote neurologist, hospitals can provide faster and more accurate diagnoses resulting in earlier and optimized treatment. A prime example is time-sensitive administration of a powerful clot-busting drug, which studies have shown save valuable brain function for stroke patients.