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AcuteCare Telemedicine Shares Teleneurology Insights at 2012 GPT Conference

Dr. Matthews Gwynn, Partner, AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT) delivered a presentation discussing the future of teleneurology in the next decade during the 2012 Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) Conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation in Lake Oconee, GA on Thursday, March 15th.

The conference attracted physicians, nurses, administrators, and other healthcare industry professionals and covered a wide variety of topics related to telehealth, including recent innovations, advocacy and education, policies and regulations, and case studies. GPT’s mission is to improve and promote the availability and provision of specialized healthcare services in rural and underserved parts of Georgia through telehealth technology. Presenters including healthcare network Optum, telecommunications provider USAC, and others addressed a variety of ways to overcome barriers that exist for patients living in rural parts of the state at a distance from medical facilities.

Dr. Gwynn’s presentation, visible in its entirety on the GPT website, was entitled “Beyond tPA: Teleneurology for This Decade.” Dr. Gwynn began by discussing the prevalence of stroke, and covered a brief historical outline of the integration of telemedicine technologies in cutting edge neurological care. He then offered case studies demonstrating the value of teleneurology in creating a higher standard of stroke care in the future. Dr. Gwynn illustrated that teleneurology will not only improve care, but also play a vital role in helping healthcare providers meet changing standards and tightening budgets.

“The partners of ACT truly believe that teleneurology is forging a path through a new frontier in medicine that will ultimately result in better patient care with a lower associated cost,” said Gwynn. “Presenting ACT’s outlook at the GPT Conference was an outstanding opportunity to share our vision with other industry leaders. Both healthcare providers and our patients benefit from this exchange of knowledge.”

For more information about Dr. Gwynn and ACT, visit www.acutecaretelemed.com.

 


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