REACH Health is transforming patient care with a telemedicine platform that is rapidly gaining acceptance in America’s emergency rooms, ICUs and patient rooms for neurology, pulmonology, cardiology and psychiatry as well as other applications. To understand just how important telemedicine is to current and future healthcare needs, one only has to look at the pioneering work of REACH Health in the area of telestroke.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., occurring an average of once every 41 seconds. When a patient enters an ER with symptoms of stroke, physicians must act quickly to determine if a stroke has indeed occurred, the time of onset, and the type of stroke. Without this information, an accurate diagnosis and course of treatment is impossible. Yet many hospitals and clinics don’t have the specialized staff or systems necessary to handle stroke. The founders of REACH Health recognized the challenge of acute care situations such as this, and the potential for telemedicine to meet the challenge…
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