Improving Stroke Protocol Imaging Workflow – Freeport Health
Hospital Improves Stroke Patient Care by Automating Time Critical, Teleneurology Imaging Workflows
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke, a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. Prompt attention and treatment of stroke patients can greatly reduce disability and death, according to the American Heart Association. The 100-bed FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Illinois, with only one neurologist on staff decided to partner with Eagle Physician Telemedicine to bring neurological expertise to their stroke patient’s bedside. As a result, they became a designated Acute Stroke Ready Hospital and received the AHA/ASA Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award two years in a row.
Read this case study to learn how FHN Memorial Hospital achieved this accomplishment by reliably automating the distribution of time-critical CT head scans to the onsite radiologist and the remote teleneurologist, while improving staff productivity, using a Laurel Bridge workflow solution.