March 18th, 2010

Telemedicine Leads to Better Stroke Evaluations in Rural Areas

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A growing number of medical centers that have access to stroke specialists are transmitting their expertise to rural communities via audio/video telemedicine consultation, with significant clinical results, according to a new clinical study that examined trials conducted in Arizona and California…

 

According to Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and principal investigator of the Arizona trial, "This pooled analysis, with replication of the hub-and- spoke network infrastructure, supports that telemedicine could be generalized to broader rural settings and communities — among more states, hospitals, and providers.

 

HealthCanal, 3/17/2010

Tags: Bart Demaerschalk, Mayo Clinic Arizona, MD, Neurology, stroke evaluations, Telemedicine

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