Emergency Department Telemedicine Consults Consistently Decrease Time to Head CT Interpretation in a Multi-Network Cohort

Date
11/2019
Journal
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Description

This was a study of emergency telemedicine (tele-ED) for stroke care in four tele-ED networks. Tele-ED was associated with decreased time to diagnostic imaging interpretation and time to thrombolytic medication. The effect of tele-ED varied by network, suggesting network characteristics may influence the realized tele-ED benefit for stroke care.

Center
Rural Telehealth Research Center
Authors
Morgan Swanson, Aspen Miller, Marcia Ward, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Nicholas Mohr