Mass General extends hybrid telestroke model to Maine, New York hospitals

The two healthcare facilities up until now have actually only executed Mass Generals telehealth platform for stroke however they are both looking to broaden into other specialties.

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Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital is expanding its telehealth services and support to help Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health and Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital with stroke care, according to an Oct. 9 press release.

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The TeleStroke program supplies rural or separated health centers access to vascular neurologists 24/7 to treat acute stroke clients. With video consultation, professionals can review imaging and examine patients at these centers to help detect and recommend a strategy of care.

Mass Generals Center for Telehealth implemented a hybrid model at the two hospitals to enable them to release their own telehealth stroke care programs. Utilizing the model, Northern Light Health and Glens Falls Hospital have actually built their own TeleStroke networks via the exact same process and innovations that Mass General utilizes.

Northern Light Health and Glens Falls Hospital can utilize their new telehealth platforms to connect with their own stroke professionals who are not available physically in addition to reach the Mass General acute stroke service on an as-needed basis.