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Healthcare is a constantly evolving industry in which the latest technologies and methods emerge quickly to make advanced specialty care far more accessible, with better patient outcomes the result. The adoption and expansion of Telestroke, other acute Teleneurology support and Telemedicine applications have been a stable trend carrying significant beneficial impact for healthcare organizations, clinicians and patients alike.

Thanks to great advances in modern communications technologies, ACT is able to facilitate live and interactive stroke and other emergency Neurological consultations even when the specialist and patient are in different locations. This makes urgent stroke care far more accessible for a vastly greater number of patients, generates additional hospital revenue and improves cost efficiency for hospitals and clinicians.

AcuteCare Telemedicine’s Services Include:

• Stroke and other Neurological Emergency Response with 24/7 Support
• All Neurological Emergency Inpatient Consult Services
• Hospital Accreditation Support
• Training Programs and Continuing Education for the Advancement of Healthcare Providers

The American Telemedicine Association has documented several studies validating that Telemedicine does effectively reduce the cost of medical consultation, which is welcome news for hospitals attempting to operate more sustainably as healthcare demand continues to grow. Many hospitals with existing Neurology departments do not have the around-the-clock capacity of medical staff Neurologists to respond to emergency Neurological encounters such as acute strokes, epilepsy, and other Neurological disorders. By preventing the diversion of these patients to other facilities, ACT’s services can greatly increase hospital revenue, commitment to the communities served and clinical outcomes. With recent advances in the use of Telemedicine for patient monitoring, facilities with Intensive Care and inpatient rehabilitation units stand to gain even more.

Obtaining Primary Stroke Center certification carries significant positive implications for improved quality care metrics and hospital revenue. Recognizing that not all hospitals have the administrative expertise and physician capacity necessary to achieve this goal, ACT works closely with administrative, nursing and medical staff to implement and execute a plan to earn accreditation.

With timely access to specialty Neurological consultations via Telemedicine, many patients avoid the debilitating effects of strokes and other Neurological emergencies due to late diagnosis or delayed administration of “clot-busting” drugs. In fact, remote Teleconsults have been proved to yield equally effective results as face-to-face physician interactions. Patient satisfaction rates with Telemedicine experiences have been cited as high as 99% in formal surveys.

Technology

At AcuteCare Telemedicine, we recognize the value of technology in a rapidly changing world. As Telemedicine continues to become part of the mainstream lexicon of healthcare, we strive to stay experts on the newest hardware, software, and techniques to ensure that we can offer the best possible care to our patients through the right technology solutions for our partners.

Most of the technology used in Telemedicine, such as computers, video equipment, network connections, etc., is often already part of the hospital’s information technology investment. Furthermore, coding requirements to bill for Telemedicine services are typically indistinguishable from those for care provided on site. From a business standpoint, this makes the investment in AcuteCare Telemedicine all the more practical.

For more information on the devices and systems that help us meet the needs of Telehealthcare, visit our technology partners: InTouch Health | Georgia Partnership for Telehealth, REACH Health.

Customized Services

We understand that the needs of each healthcare facility can vary greatly. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your facility and design a customized solution that can help fill your needs.

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