The new stroke specialist in Heartland Health’s emergency room stands about 6 feet tall, brings Mayo Clinic expertise to the patient’s bedside and needs to be wheeled into a patient’s room. Heartland Health’s telestroke robot allows stroke neurologists at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., to consult on cases that present to the ER in St. Joseph. Heartland’s telestroke robot marks the first non-Mayo Clinic facility to take part in the program, which has shown a 96 percent accuracy in emergency stroke diagnosis, according to Mayo Clinic data.
News-Press Now (Mo.), by Jennifer Gordon, 10/6/11
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