REACH Health telemedicine case studies describe our customers’ field-tested tactics for implementing, maintaining and improving their telemedicine networks. We are honored to work with some of the finest healthcare providers in the world. Our customers’ thriving telemedicine networks have enabled expert care for patients across the country, gaining the respect and recognition of their medical peers.
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REACH Health has developed this Telestroke ROI Case Study to provide a fact-based and quantifiable framework for evaluating the ROI potential of a telestroke program. The case study is based on a telestroke program that continues to thrive and expand, both in terms of geography and services offered today. The telestroke network studied is comprised of a Hub hospital (a Comprehensive Stroke Center) and ten Spoke hospital partners. Three of the Spoke hospitals have achieved a Primary Stroke Center (PSC) certification. Other Spoke hospital partners are working to achieve the new Acute Stroke Ready Hospital (ASRH) Certification from the Joint Commission. Read the case study.
Based in rural Brookhaven, MS, King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) has been nationally recognized for quality patient care by organizations like CMS and HealthGrades. Despite these accolades, KDMC’s team of 39 physicians was often stretched thin caring for the 29,000 ER visits each year. And without dedicated neurologists and pulmonologists onsite, many patients were transferred to St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. In 2014, KDMC joined St. Dominic’s telehealth network, with the primary focus being on telestroke – providing KDMC with remote access to St. Dominic neurologists. With the rapid success of the telestroke program, KDMC drove the expansion of telemedicine into another vital medical specialty: pulmonology. Read the case study.
Based in South Central Pennsylvania, Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC) is a 563-bed academic hospital and one of the premier comprehensive stroke centers in the state. In this case study, you will learn about PSHMC’s telestroke network and how the hospital built it from the ground up. The article will also share PSHMC’s best practices and proven strategies for other hospitals to utilize when developing a telemedicine network of their own. Read the case study.
Based in eastern Georgia, Augusta University created one of the first telestroke programs in the United States in response to the large number of ischemic stroke patients who arrived outside the treatment window for thrombolytic medication. In this case study, you will learn how Augusta University forged a path that would be followed by future telemedicine networks. Read the case study.