Our Data-Driven Telestroke Model Empowers Hospitals To Create More Stroke Survivors With Better and Faster Emergent Stroke Care.
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Stroke is a time-dependent, neurological emergency that can be treated if timely access to care is provided.
Every minute during a stroke, nearly 1.9 million neurons are damaged, leading patients to become paralyzed, unable to speak, see or walk. This can be reversed with quicker diagnosis, treatment and transfer to the correct hospital for life-saving neurological interventions.
Unfortunately, too many hospitals do not have a vascular neurologist on staff or on call at all times to provide that care.
An acute situation without a doctor on call 24/7 can result in a drastically different outcome for the patient, or a lost opportunity for the hospital to admit that patient.
Since the state knows which hospitals provide stroke care. The patient could go to a. Hospital further away from them because the closest hospital doesn’t provide stroke care.
How We Help
Bottom line, when seeking emergency care for a stroke, every minute counts. With a third of Americans living over an hour away from a primary stroke center, Sevaro’s telestroke services can be life-saving. When a stroke occurs, rapid assessment and treatment can improve patient outcomes, reducing or preventing long-term disability and, in many cases, ultimately saving a patient’s life.
Sevaro’s team responds in seconds through OneCall.
As an industry leader, Sevaro combines technology, communication, workflows, a network of physicians, records tracking, data and analytics while providing evidence based care to improve patient outcomes. Our quality assurance program provides benchmarks for maintaining and ensuring clinical excellence.
Sevaro is ready to provide your hospital system with a small group of vascular neurologists, either to plug in the gaps of your team or to be on call 24/7. With our OneCall solution, we provide an easy way to connect the vascular neurologist to the hospital, reaching a doctor in 45 seconds or less.
Benefits of Sevaro Telestroke Services
The benefits of telestroke include better identification of the type of stroke, resulting in targeted treatment and identification of stroke patients who need urgent interventions, including surgery.
This technology also reduces time to receive a thrombolytic used to break up blood clots for patients with ischemic strokes. A tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is commonly used to improve stroke recovery, resulting in less disability and death.
More about Telestroke
What Is Telestroke?
Telehealth offers remote medical services, bringing enhanced healthcare to remote areas and immediate access to emergency care when the time to treatment is critical. Telestroke refers to a telehealth process that connects physicians specializing in neurological disorders and stroke with hospitals and medical facilities in another location. These specialized physicians work with a patient’s emergency medicine doctors to diagnose stroke and recommend treatment for more successful outcomes.
Sevaro provides comprehensive services to facilitate remote programs such as telestroke for U.S. hospitals and health care systems. These remote services let medical organizations offer expertise of their own or auxiliary stroke specialists for patients experiencing a stroke, improving patient outcomes.
How Stroke Telemedicine Works
Stroke telemedicine connects an originating site where the patient is located to a distant site such as an urban medical center with stroke-ready training and protocols. A team of telestroke-trained caregivers work together at the distant site, relaying assessment and treatment to the medical personnel at the originating site.
Through digital video communication, internet-accessible electronic healthcare records, tablets and other mobile technologies, neurocritical care physicians can observe and communicate with patients in real-time. With the help of physicians and medical staff at the originating site, a diagnosis can be made and treatment administered immediately.
Types of Stroke
Knowing what type of stroke a patient is experiencing helps determine treatment and leads to better outcomes and recovery. The main types of stroke are ischemic, hemorrhagic and transient ischemic attack (TIA).
• Ischemic strokes account for 87% of strokes and are caused when blood flow to the brain is blocked. These blockages are often caused by blood clots.
• Hemorrhagic strokes happen when an artery in the brain leaks blood or bursts, causing the pooling blood to put pressure on brain cells, damaging them. The typical causes of hemorrhagic strokes include high blood pressure and bulges in an artery that stretch and burst, called an aneurysm.
• A transient ischemic attack is known as a mini-stroke. TIAs only block blood flow to the brain for a short time — no more than 5 minutes or so. However, a TIA is a stark warning of a future ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke and is still considered a medical emergency.
Not every hospital is stroke-ready. The phrase “Save time. Save brain. Save lives.” alludes to the urgency of fast evaluation and treatment of stroke for a lower chance of long-term debilitating side effects or death. Telestroke services are the quickest way to provide life-saving care. Sevaro provides data-driven telestroke models for hospitals and medical providers, leading to more stroke survivors. Contact us today for a courtesy telehealth evaluation for your healthcare organization.