A major north California hospital system’s Tele-Stroke program leverages ExtendedCare Telehealth which is installed on carts and tablet devices to enable remote specialists to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients experiencing acute stroke.
ExtendedCare’s intake form capability allows the on-site clinician to capture patient demographics along with any relevant appointment notes and initiate an on-demand video consultation. This data can then be integrated into the EHR which is typically not possible for these types of workflows. The patient’s details are used to lookup their record and book an appointment directly within the EHR platform.
These complex and hybrid workflows allow remote providers to launch video visits in a consistent manner from the EHR as they engage in Telemedicine services across the care continuum.
Combining the ExtendedCare Telehealth solution with IronBow’s lightweight, ruggedized and portable platform (the MEDiC) has allowed Grady Health System to expand the boundaries of healthcare and deploy on-demand workflows where remote providers offer support for on-site paramedics.
The MEDiC incorporates diagnostic peripherals such as a Horus Scope and an electronic stethoscope which the ExtendedCare application installed on the MEDiC can pull into any video visit connecting the patient with a remote healthcare provider allowing for more detailed examinations.
In addition to driving adoption by seamlessly initiating the Telehealth video visit from within the EHR, providers can delegate the administration of drugs to ensure earlier treatment without impairing the quality of care.
Mobile stroke units (MSUs) are specialized ambulances equipped with on-board CT scanners providing on-site critical care to stroke patients. Atlanta’s largest public hospital has its MSUs installed with multiple cameras with pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) capabilities enabling providers to deliver Telemedicine services using ExtendedCare Telehealth allowing for the remote delivery of stroke care.
This crucial real-time bidirectional video communication allows providers to conduct emergency medical consultations leveraging ExtendedCare’s unique ability to remotely control the MSU’s ceiling mounted PTZ cameras. Married with the ability to seamlessly launch video visits directly from within the Electronic Medical Record, the provider can guide the MSU team in helping provide patients with lifesaving urgent care.