Monday, March 18, 2013
Research on telestroke (telemedicine) shows improved access and clinical care in Oregon
The study evaluated all hospitals in Oregon, finding that 43 percent of the population could reach a stroke center in person within 60 minutes, 76 percent had telemedical access, 40 percent had access to both, and 20 percent had no access to stroke care within an hour.
You can read the full press release here.
Speaking of telemedicine - make sure you don't miss the early bird registration deadline for the upcoming ATA (American Telemedicine Association) conference in May. Registration fees go up on April 1. You won't want to miss ATA given that there is so much happening in telemedicine right now!