Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Monday, October 10, 2016

C3O Telemedicine and Meridian Health Partner for Telestroke

Nothing here says one damn thing about factually better results. Complete failure in goal setting and achievement, the stroke department head should be fired.
http://www.prurgent.com/2016-10-09/pressrelease416571.htm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

C3O Telemedicine is pleased to announce the successful launch of if its latest telehealth program, a partnership for 24/7 stroke care with Meridian Neuroscience, now part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, the most comprehensive and most integrated network in the state of New Jersey.
Absolutely nothing here tells me this was a success, no mention of any statistics comparing themselves to the best in the world. Patting yourself on your back without attribution means nothing.

C3O’s Acute Neurology Telemedicine Program, designed to improve access to specialists for stroke patients and other neuro-critically ill patients, was successfully implemented at all Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties, including Riverview Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Jersey Shore University Medical Center, the only hospital in the region to be both a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and a nationally accredited Primary Stroke Center.

Utilizing technology from InTouch Health, based out of Santa Barbara, the program allows C3O’s board-certified neurologists and neurointensivists to work closely with the emergency department teams at the network’s hospitals throughout the region and Jersey Shore’s neurosurgical interventionalists who are available 24/7 to provide access for mechanical retrieval of clots during an acute stroke.

Dr. Herb Rogove, president and CEO of C3O Telemedicine, and past board member of the American Telemedicine Association, states, ”C3O is honored to have been selected as the first provider of telehealth for Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties. We are already seeing patients and the onsite teams have been very enthusiastic and engaged in supporting the program. Meridian Neuroscience is an outstanding program that offers the most advanced treatment options when interventional procedures and surgeries may be needed. We are excited to partner with them in this new program and continue our company’s growth.”

“Telestroke is a significant advancement in how we provide health care and treatment for stroke patients,” says Alan Colicchio, M.D., medical director of Meridian Neuroscience. “Because strokes occur at all times of day, Telestroke ensures that a patient is assessed immediately rather than having to wait for a neurologist to arrive at the hospital. Since we started using it in the emergency department, we have been able to diagnosis and treat patients faster, helping to reduce the amount of recovery time a patient faces, and decreasing the length of time they must remain in the hospital. (NO mention of factual results) It’s been met with rave reviews by patients, families, and care teams alike and we have been extremely pleased at how seamlessly the tele-neurologists have blended with our medical staff. It’s been a great partnership so far.”

According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and stroke-related healthcare costs total $73.7 billion. Expediting the presence of a skilled neurologist to the bedside to assess for the appropriateness of the lifesaving
medication tPA can dramatically improve healthcare outcomes. Telemedicine technologies have been proven clinically and cost-effective methods for supplying the care these patients need.

C3O Telemedicine and its physicians have been providing tele-neurocritical care services to hospitals and health systems since 2008.

 

Contact Info
C3O Telemedicine
201 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: 805-640-1890

Website: /http://c3otelemedicine.com/

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