C3O Telemedicine just announced the successful launch of their latest telehealth program, a partnership for Tele-Stroke services with Community Memorial Health System in Ventura California. According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and stroke-related healthcare costs a total of $73.7 billion.
C3O’s Acute Neurology Telemedicine Program designed to improve access to specialists for stroke patients and other neurocritically ill patients was successfully implemented at the health system’s Community Memorial Hospital facility.Utilizing technology from InTouch Health based out of Santa Barbara, the program allows C3O’s board-certified neurologists and neurointensivists to reach the hospital’s patients and provide care remotely utilizing the internet.
With an average response time of 5 minutes or less and access to the hospital EMR system, remote physicians can now provide critical often life saving care to patients within moments and in a fraction of the time required for physicians to drive to the hospital and/or for patients to be transferred to a nearby facility with access to neurology services.
Dr. Herb Rogove, President and CEO of C3O Telemedicine, and board member of the ATA, states “C3O is privileged to provide acute neurology care via telemedicine to the county’s premier healthcare facility. Community Memorial is committed to serving the neuroscience needs of individuals in Ventura and surrounding communities and we are excited to partner with them in this new program.”
For more information, go to http://c3otelemedicine.com.