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How REACH Telemedicine Software Supports AHA Telestroke Guidelines

AHA Scientific Statement on Telemedicine Contains Useful Telestroke Guidelines The American Heart/Stroke Association has released a Scientific Statement on Telemedicine, a set of helpful telestroke guidelines that provide suggestions for technology, process, patient and provider satisfaction – plus other valuable topics. This document was drafted by a panel internationally-recognized stroke experts, two of which are co-founders of REACH

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MUSC and Roper St. Francis Partner to Improve and Expand Telestroke Care

Lowcountry Stroke Collaborative utilizes REACH Health to improve care quality and patient outcomes ATLANTA – November 1, 2016 – Two of the leading healthcare providers in South Carolina, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Roper St. Francis are partnering to establish the Lowcountry Stroke Collaborative with the goals of improving stroke treatment speed and quality, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. The

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Acute Ischemic Stroke and tPA – Understanding and Mitigating the Legal Liabilities

View Recording Broadcast Date: November 5, 2015 Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) is estimated to account for 75 – 85% of 750,000 strokes in the U.S. each year. Fewer than 10% of AIS patients are treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). For many physicians, the perceived risks outweigh the potential benefits. Emergency physicians are sharply divided on the issue of whether or not tPA is an appropriate treatment for AIS. Not

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Congratulations to Wendy Barrilleaux, RAISE Award Finalist

Today, winners of the National Stroke Association Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards were announced. Wendy Barrilleaux, director of stroke services at St. Dominic’s Hospital, was a finalist for the Voter’s Choice RAISE Award. Despite receiving the most votes of any individual Voter’s Choice finalist, Wendy ultimately finished second behind a group entry. Still, Wendy deserves recognition for her tireless community stroke

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Telestroke Bedside Best Practices: Optimizing Collaboration between ED Staff and Remote Neurologists

View Recording Broadcast Date: September 24, 2015 The success of a telestroke program is rooted in the efficacy of each remote consultation. The ED team at the patient’s bedside works closely with the remote stroke specialist, managing the physical interaction with the patient and providing critical observations and assessments. Specialized training and teamwork are required to ensure smooth, successful encounters and to help recreate the

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Misconceptions about Stroke Telemedicine Workflow

Telemedicine workflow is a hot topic, especially when it comes to time-sensitive disease like stroke. One of the biggest misconceptions we have encountered when talking to hospitals considering telestroke is that it will cause major, maybe even damaging, workflow disruptions. This misconception is so widespread that the editors at Becker’s Hospital Review asked REACH Health’s own Pamela Hoback to debunk the myth in a two-part series. Pam

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Using Telemedicine to Triage Patients for Intraarterial Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Recorded webinar from May 27, 2015 View Recording Clinical trials, including the MR CLEAN and ESCAPE studies, have confirmed the efficacy of interventional therapies as adjunct to intravenous tPA for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) caused by an occlusion of a major intracranial artery. Only twenty-six percent of webinar attendees were unfamiliar with the endovascular treatment studies discussed prior to joining the

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tPA and Endovascular Treatments: Where Does Telestroke Fit in the Evolution of Stroke Care?

Recent clinical trials such as the MR CLEAN and ESCAPE studies suggest that endovascular treatments may soon join tPA as part of the standard of care for stroke. Telestroke networks can play a critical role in identifying patients eligible for tPA and endovascular treatments. REACH Health customer Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) tells the story of 70-year old Johan Prins. Mr. Prins suffered a stroke and was taken to a spoke

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Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Network: It’s More than Technology

Recorded webinar from March 24, 2015 View Recording Telestroke networks are widely proven to effectively extend the reach of stroke care specialists to remote and rural patients. But the success of a telestroke network depends on much more than the selection of an appropriate technology platform. Join us for this live, comprehensive broadcast on best practices for building, sustaining and growing a telestroke program. The session will

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Incorporating Telemedicine into Acute Stroke and other Time-​Sensitive Clinical Trials

Recorded webinar from February 24, 2015 View Recording Clinical trials for time-sensitive diseases, such as acute stroke, are often limited to tertiary and academic medical centers. This combination of time-sensitivity and limited proximity creates several unique challenges: Clinical trials may not have access to a viable pool of candidates Potential candidates living in rural areas are often excluded from participation Time lost in

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