Virtua Health has launched a telemedicine program to aid the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at emergency departments at its four hospitals, the Burlington County Times reports.
Virtua Health has partnered with Brain Saving Technologies to implement teleneurology technology in its hospitals. The technology lets neurologists remotely view in real-time CAT scan results of stroke patients admitted to a Virtua ED. Neurologists also can use the technology to communicate with physicians, patients and their families.
The teleneurology technology currently is available eight hours a day, but, in the coming months, it will be available 24 hours a day, said Dr. Mitchell Rubin, medical director of the Neurosciences Program of Excellence at Virtua Health (Camilli, Burlington County Times, 7/17).