Teleneurology is the subset of telemedicine devoted to the remote evaluation of patients with neurological disorders. Technological advances in the computers and expansion of the Internet are making computers faster, smaller, and more portable, which is providing greater flexibility for medical providers performing telemedicine. Telestroke is a subset of teleneurology that deals specifically with evaluation of the potential stroke patients. Teleneurology and telestroke literature have demonstrated feasibility and safety in evaluating patients remotely. The data also show a high level of evidence for telestroke utilization in underserved or rural areas with improving TPA utilization rates. Data regarding patient outcomes and cost-efficacy of telestroke/teleneurology are presented, but further research is needed to impact our confidence in the estimate of effect.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Evidence-Based Neurology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Management of Neurological Disorders: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Dec 11 2015|
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