Providence Telestroke Overview

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v.032218 Business situation: Providing immediate acute stroke assessment and determination of therapy (i.e., administering rTPA) in many locations is often a challenge for rural, community, and other health centers. Actively choosing to let these patients bypass your facility may appear to be best for the patient in the short-term, but it jeopardizes the health of the organization in the long-term. While Telestroke has become the standard of care, it too may impede the long-term success of the organization. As patients are routinely transferred out, and implemented in isolation of your routine caregiving process, this can add stress to your staff, and negatively affect patient outcomes and satisfaction. Solution: The unique attributes of an experienced Acute Telestroke programs, in the western United States, overcomes these challenges. The Acute Telestroke program is intentionally designed to keep as many patients in your care as possible. As a fully integrated, complete supplement to your caregiving processes, we can help improve your patient outcomes, and those of the organization. Our Telestroke Service provides instant access to board- certified, vascular neurologists and their teams, as if they were your own, improves clinical outcomes, reduces cost, and enhances patient & caregiver satisfaction. A partnership with us, for Acute Telestroke is based on a collaborative approach to care that provides a complete, seamless, integrated experience for both patient and staff. Our unique implementation & program management approach integrates our Acute Telestroke team with your organization's staff, including radiologists, emergency physicians, pharmacists, nurses and therapists working together to serve each patient's care locally. The results are: • Rapid access to specialists • Fewer transfers • Improved patient outcomes • Improved financial outcomes • Greater staff satisfaction Our Acute Telestroke service includes: • 24-hour access to highly-trained & experienced stroke vascular- neurologists • Embedded, non-proprietary Telehealth technology platform with ongoing support and enhancements • Expert service from initial evaluation through follow-up • Routine case review and CQI based on shared experiences of all our partners • Integrated support and tools for your physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals to enhance quality and patient outcomes through use of national guidelines, and if necessary, ancillary services to optimize outcomes • Partnership in developing your local stroke care services

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