Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke…and access to timely care matters.
Access TeleCare delivers 24/7 access to teleNeurologists who are available within minutes, enabling hospitals to evaluate stroke cases quickly and provide critical, timely interventions for patients, minimizing the need for transfers and saving precious minutes that are key to better outcomes.
“We’re there to co-manage patients alongside the local emergency department team and ensure timely care for patients experiencing strokes,” said Dr. Annie Tsui, Access TeleCare’s chief of neurology. “We adhere to the idea that ‘time is brain.’ Expectations and needs are high, and the key to meeting those is quick, experienced, and skilled neurologists.”
The Benefits of an Access TeleCare TeleStroke Program
- Improve door-to-needle (DTN) times: Access TeleCare is dedicated to improving DTN times, a critical factor in stroke care. Our board-certified teleNeurologists respond to all emergent consultation requests in under five minutes, delivering rapid diagnostic and therapeutic decisions for patients experiencing a suspected stroke. Our partner hospitals have seen DTN times as low as six minutes.
- Increase thrombolytic utilization rates: By providing timely and expert consultations, our specialists can accurately identify suitable candidates for thrombolytic therapy. Once a patient is confirmed to be suitable, our teleNeurologists actively manage care alongside on-site teams, increasing on-site clinicians’ confidence in caring for post-thrombolytic patients locally and reducing transfers. Learn more.
- Improve patient outcomes and satisfaction: Access TeleCare has improved outcomes and decreased transfers at all sites where they operate, and our teleNeurologists practice with Comprehensive Stroke Center standards at all partner sites, regardless of their accreditation status. By offering timely, high-quality care and continuous support, Access TeleCare enhances patient engagement and satisfaction, fostering trust between patients and their local care team.
- Increase regional market share: Access TeleCare’s comprehensive teleNeurology and teleStroke programs don’t simply reduce transfers. By delivering an enhanced level of care and availability, Access TeleCare enables hospitals to take on more patients, improve their CMI, and rethink what is possible for their communities on a regional scale.
- Improve the hospital’s reputation: Access TeleCare’s teleStroke programs deliver clinically excellent care that improves outcomes and keeps more patients in their communities for specialty care. By enhancing local care teams’ capabilities and capacity, our telemedicine programs contribute to a strong positive image and reputation for hospitals as reliable providers that patients can trust to deliver the care they need as soon as it’s needed. Access TeleCare’s program with CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs in rural East Texas helped the hospital earn the Primary Stroke Center Designation from the Joint Commission. See how.
- Enhance patient care: By providing comprehensive teleStroke coverage along with the full spectrum of neurological care, Access TeleCare helps hospitals provide a higher level of neurological care to enhance patient care and improve outcomes. Comprehensive and timely teleStroke services allow on-site care teams to quickly address immediate medical needs and deliver the guidance and expertise that enable hospitals to focus on long-term rehabilitation and recovery support. Learn more.
See how Access TeleCare’s teleNeurology programs equip hospitals to care for patients experiencing strokes.
Contact us to learn more about our teleStroke program and visit us at booth #706 during the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference 2024, February 7-9.