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Telestroke Medicine: Electronic Patient Access to Expert Care

Barriers to quality care, such as location of the hospital, time of patient admission, and availability of an expert physician, become increasingly apparent when dealing with time-sensitive interventions such as a stroke. Fortunately, health IT and the emergence of telestroke medicine have created viable options to quickly and effectively diagnose and treat patients.

“Stroke therapy is highly time-dependent and needs to be delivered rapidly,” explains Dr. Steven Rudolph, Director of the Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides. “Even in a city, patients can have limited access to neurological care when physicians are not on the premises at night.”

For more on our telestroke program, watch as Dr. Rudolph explains the development of this technology and the importance we at Maimonides place on this live-saving advancement.