Ohio State University Medical Center announced today that it is doubling its telestroke technology capabilities across their hospital network in partnership with Alpharetta, Ga.-based telemedicine software provider REACH Health, Inc.
REACH’s telestroke technology allows physicians in smaller hospitals to use live video and on demand patient data to consult with OSU Medical Center neurologists in Columbus for rapid diagnosis and treatment. When a stroke patient arrives at a community hospital an OSU Medical Center stroke neurologist can review patient information, examine and talk with the patient, family members and the local clinicians to help determine the best course of treatment.
REACH’s telestroke network bridges time and distance to smaller hospitals to enable significantly improved patient outcomes with rapid diagnosis and treatment by neurologists specializing in stroke care.
Ohio hospitals that are part of the network include Barnesville Hospital, Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge, Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine and Lima Memorial Hospital and St. Rita’s Medical Center, also in Lima.