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Practical Guidance for Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Network
On-demand Webinar Series

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Webinar One: Business Model Strategies

Webinar Two: Telestroke Network Fundamentals

Webinar Three: Overcoming Challenges

Accreditation for this series has expired.

This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.

Non accredited On-demand Webinars
The webinar series is designed to provide practical guidance, solutions to common challenges and resources that are in high demand by stroke programs that seek to integrate telemedicine into their systems of care.


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Business Model Strategies

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Telestroke Network Fundamentals

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Overcoming Challenges

The Program
There is growing interest in deploying telestroke solutions to extend evidence-based acute stroke care to patients that live remotely from primary stroke centers. To meet the needs of the stroke community, National Stroke Association offers a series of three 60-minute, non accredited webinars to educate primary stroke center hospitals on how to create and effectively manage a telestroke network to improve stroke patient outcomes.

Telemedicine has extended high-quality healthcare to previously underserved areas. There is growing interest in using telemedicine to address care gaps in the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke. Although researchers estimate that up to 40 percent of stroke patients could have improved outcomes based on use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), actual rates of use remain stubbornly low. This is especially true for stroke patients who live in more rural settings, where distances to hospitals can significantly impact time to treatment. Access to the medical specialists required for evidence-based stroke care is limited to larger urban centers, and there are significant disparities in access to specialty care across the United States. The recently published Acute Cerebrovascular Care in Emergency Stroke Systems (ACCESS) study concluded that only about 50 percent of the U.S. population has timely access to a primary stroke center. Rural hospitals also lack knowledge about, and comfort with, thrombolytic therapy. It is important to note that similar problems are encountered in some suburban-based “community” hospitals where bed size (e.g., <200 beds) is associated with the absence of 24-7 neurology support, a key requirement for guidelines-based stroke care. 

Program Goals
The goal of the Practical Guidance for Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Network Webinar Series is to provide practical guidance, solutions to common challenges and resources for integrating telemedicine.  

Target Audience
This series is designed for stroke center coordinators, medical directors, hospital administrators, neurologists and emergency medicine physicians. The audience may also include other stroke team members.

Non accredited On-demand Webinars

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Webinar One: Business Model Strategies
Webinar Two: Telestroke Network Fundamentals
Webinar Three: Overcoming Challenges

The Practical Guidance for Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Webinar Seriesis brought to you by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

 

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