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As the only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Alabama, UAB Medicine is tasked with caring for the state’s most complex stroke patients. Because of its rural geography, high prevalence of stroke and shortage of vascular neurologists, Alabama has the second-highest stroke mortality rate in the country. UAB Medicine partnered with rural hospitals throughout Alabama on a telestroke program to more effectively and efficiently treat patients.
Read this case study to learn how UAB Medicine:
- Drastically expanded the reach of its vascular neurologists to 10 rural hospitals
- Achieved a time-to-evaluation of 6 minutes for rural stroke patients
- Developed a timeline and implementation plan for telestroke sites
- Built a comprehensive care model to expand telestroke consults