When someone suffers a stroke – the leading cause of disability worldwide – immediate action is critical. From the moment symptoms first appear, physicians have only three hours to safely administer tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the FDA-approved treatment for stroke. As a result, fast assessment and diagnosis by a neurologist can make all the difference in a patient’s chance of recovery.
Challenge: Deliver telestroke video conferencing technology that enables stroke neurologists to conduct one-on-one consultations across a geographically huge service area, to diagnose and assess patients for stroke within a critical three-hour window for treatment…
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