Premier Health has launched its new Telemedicine Stroke Network using REACH Health telemedicine technology solutions. The first two hospitals in the stroke network initiated remote stroke consultations in early April, with other hospital and emergency center locations being added throughout the year.
Telemedicine enables physicians specifically trained in acute stroke care to be electronically transported to the patient’s bedside instantly. Such timely interactions with the family, ER physician and most importantly, the patient, allow for a thorough and rapid patient evaluation.
“We are delighted that Premier Health chose REACH Health as the platform for their telemedicine stroke network,” said Richard Otto, President and CEO of REACH Health. “A clinically driven telemedicine solution is much more than a piece of equipment – it streamlines the provision of specialty care and eliminates the traditional barriers of time and distance, so health systems can leverage their resources to deliver quality health care when and where it is needed.”
REACH Health’s telemedicine solutions integrate real-time audio/video technology with vital patient information, images, workflow and documentation. The company’s multidiscipline workflows meet the needs of a wide range of specialties while allowing healthcare systems to invest in a single technology platform.
About Premier Health
Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health (www.premierhealth.com) provides services to patients throughout a nine-county region, and its mission is to build healthier communities. The health system operates four hospitals, Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center. In addition, the health system offers a large primary and specialty care network, along with home health services. With over 14,000 employees and 2,300 physicians, the health system is the second largest employer in the region and is the largest health care system in Southwest Ohio.
About REACH Health
REACH Health technology powers many of the nation’s largest, fastest growing and most successful telemedicine networks, helping health systems and accountable care organizations achieve measurable improvements in their clinical, operational and financial performance. REACH Health best-in-class software solutions combine real-time audio/video technology with vital patient data, clinical workflow and documentation to overcome the traditional obstacles of time and distance. By securely connecting physicians anytime, anywhere, REACH Health technology enables remote consultations, connects patients with specialists, and supports collaboration by clinical care teams. Physicians and clinicians embrace the ease of a single, intuitive platform tailored to multiple specialties. REACH Health pioneered one of the nation’s first telestroke programs and remains the innovation leader, providing the most advanced clinical solutions to improve population health and address today’s demanding healthcare mandates. For more information, visit www.reachhealth.com.