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Penn State Hershey’s Telestroke Program in FierceHealthIT

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Andrew Saluke

One of the most gratifying aspects of what we do is watching our customers succeed. Dr. Raymond Reichwein, the Medical Director of Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s LionNet program, spoke with FierceHealthIT about using telemedicine to improve stroke care for patients in rural areas. In an informative Q&A, Dr. Reichwein discusses how Penn State Hershey established a hub-​and-​spoke-​based telemedicine network to provide stroke care to patients in Central Pennsylvania. The program has been extremely successful in promoting the use of time-​sensitive, life-​saving intravenous t-​PA treatments, with some hospitals increasing usage by 500% and reducing door-​to-​needle time by 20 minutes. Dr. Reichwein also candidly talks about the financial benefits of telemedicine and the lessons learned since establishing the program two years ago.

Congratulations to Dr. Reichwein and Penn State Hershey!

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