AcuteCare Telemedicine Blog

Internet Evaluation Provides Unsurpassed Patient Outcomes
August 18, 2011, 9:21 pm
Filed under: Telemedicine

According to a recent article in the journal Neurology, patients with acute stroke treated by remote-presence teleneurology services had outcomes equal to those seen in person by neurologists. The authors stated that β€œa total of 106 consecutive telestroke consultations in 2 years led to IV thrombolysis in 61 patients (57.5%). Half (28/57) of the thrombolysis patients with complete follow-up data had a favorable outcome and a third (17/57) had an excellent recovery [and] the patients treated with thrombolysis based on teleconsultation had similar outcomes with those treated at [the main hub hospital where patients were seen in person].”

AcuteCare Telemedicine has had similar success treating neurological emergencies including stroke. Using remote-presence technology, AcuteCare Telemedicine, fills the void of missing neurological care without any compromise in the level of expertise.

AcuteCare Telemedicine Names Executive Officers
August 16, 2011, 5:54 pm
Filed under: Telemedicine

AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT), an Atlanta-based healthcare company, has organized its leadership team. Matthews Gwynn, M.D. serves as the Chief Executive Officer and keeps ACT focused on being, β€œan organization unmatched in its ability to maintain personalized and accurate neurological patient care.” He acts as the primary driver of corporate strategy. Chief Operating Officer, Keith Sanders, M.D. manages day to day activities of the business. He is a liaison between hospital clients and the Business Development Officer, Ford Stokes. Financial planning and management proceeds under the direction of the CFO, Lisa Johnston, M.D. and the Executive Director, Kathryn Young. ACT is a technology driven company providing emergency neurological intervention to stroke patients.

Many of these patients would have no opportunity for this high level of care without audio-video assessment via the internet. Keeping ACT abreast of constantly changing internet technology is James Kiely, M.D., Ph.D. the Chief Information Officer.