Evidence-based teleneurology practice

William D. Freeman, Kevin M Barrett, Kenneth A. Vatz, Bart M Demaerschalk

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Neurology
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of Neurological Disorders: Second Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages319-324
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781119067344
ISBN (Print)9780470657782
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2015

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Keywords

  • Telemedicine
  • Teleneurology
  • Telestroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Freeman, W. D., Barrett, K. M., Vatz, K. A., & Demaerschalk, B. M. (2015). Evidence-based teleneurology practice. In Evidence-Based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders: Second Edition (pp. 319-324). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119067344.ch30