Stroke expertise available in rural areas, thanks to technology
Central New Yorkers who live far from Syracuse can tap into the expertise of the stroke specialists at Upstate University Hospital's comprehensive stroke center at several regional hospitals that partner with Upstat
In those outlying hospitals, interactive computer videoconferencing via a secure internet network allows for an Upstate neurologist and the patient, family and rural health care provider to hear and see each other in real time.
Working together with the emergency physician, the neurologist can complete an assessment and begin treatment.
If appropriate, the patient can be transferred to Upstate.
This article is from the winter 2020 issue of Upstate Health magazine.