Stroke Telemedicine Consults and Transfers
Through a sophisticated telemedicine system, our stroke specialists can evaluate patients in other hospitals’ emergency departments – in real time.
This system, designed with secure videoconferencing technology, enables experts from The Diamond Stroke Center to:
- Consult with an emergency physician at the other hospital
- Speak with the patient and family
- Examine the patient
- Review medical history and laboratory results
- View radiology images
Together, the physicians may decide that local care is appropriate or that the patient should be transferred to Abington Memorial Hospital for more advanced treatment with one of our stroke experts. Abington’s One-Call Transfer Service handles such transfers rapidly, 24/7.
See how our telemedicine system helped a woman survive severe stroke.
For an appointment with a Neurosciences Institute specialist, call our Physician Referral Service, 215-481-MEDI (6334).