Dictum Health’s Virtual Exam Room (VER) Telestroke Platform Enables Remote Neurologists to Perform Immediate Treatment of Stroke Patients
Care Central's Advanced Stroke Assessment Module and Remote Access
to Patient Radiological Images Reduce Door to Needle Time
OAKLAND, Calif., June 28, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Dictum Health, Inc. – innovators in telehealth's Virtual Exam Room (VER) technology that supports patients across the continuum of care from incident to hospital to rehab to home – today announced the release of their Care Central advanced telestroke module with neurological images viewing capability for use with the Virtual Exam Room (VER) to reduce door to needle time, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs.
Underserved rural and remote hospitals are generally not staffed with an on-site neurologist, the only specialist that can assess whether to prescribe the vital lifesaving drug Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA), to be administered during the critical stroke treatment window. Dictum Health’s telestroke solution reduces the time from emergency room arrival, evaluation, and treatment by connecting a remote ‘on call’ neurologist to the local care team through a virtual exam for immediate clinical intervention.
The platform consists of Care Central’s telestroke module, Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) connectivity, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) viewer, and the VER-CLINIC Telehealth Cart equipped with the IDM100, FDA class II 510k cleared medical tablet. During a Virtual Exam, the remote neurologist engages with the patient and uses the remote PTZ camera controls of the VER-CLINIC cart to complete the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). By remotely viewing the patient’s neurological images, clinical presentation and intake information from the IDM100 including complete vital signs, electronic stethoscope, and 12 lead ECG, the neurologist can provide an immediate recommendation for treatment to the on-site care team.
Adding greater expertise to the care team to effectively treat stroke patients with early intervention in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), rural, and community hospitals by engaging an accessible stroke team from virtually any location will improve door to needle time for underserved populations.
ELIZABETH KEATE, VP OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, DICTUM HEALTH
“Time is of the essence for effective treatment in acute ischemic stroke patients,” said Elizabeth Keate, VP of Product Management at Dictum Health. “Adding greater expertise to the care team to effectively treat stroke patients with early intervention in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), rural, and community hospitals by engaging an accessible stroke team from virtually any location will improve door to needle time for underserved populations.”
Dictum Health’s cost-effective and compact VER-CLINIC Telehealth Cart with Care Central cloud services, advanced stroke module, and PACS/DICOM viewer provide remote neurologists with complete stroke assessment capability that meet level three stroke center requirements including pediatric populations. Care Central cloud services and EMR gateways seamlessly transfer stroke assessment information to patient EMR/EHR as a part of patient medical history.
Dictum Health’s complete VER product line brings the power of telehealth to any clinical care setting, whether a patient is receiving specialist care through a remote visit in a rural clinic, seeking medical attention in an emergency, undergoing care and rehabilitation at a clinical facility, or recovering at home. Dictum Health’s Care Central advanced stroke module is the newest platform in the VER product line that supports patients across the continuum of care.
About Dictum Health
Experts in mobile, cloud, and clinical sciences, Dictum Health is transforming the way telehealth is delivered by leveraging innovation and quality to provide the Next Evolution in the Continuum of Care. Our telehealth solution gives physicians the means to treat, consult, monitor, and manage even their most at-risk patients from virtually anywhere, anytime. For more information visit www.dictumhealth.com.
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