Quicker Improved Stroke Care with Telemedicine

Imagine technology that allows a physician to examine a patient hundreds of miles away— reading his vital signs on bedside computers, examining the pupils of her eyes and talking back-and-forth in real time— all through a tiny laptop-mounted camera, a portable suitcase-sized computer and the Internet...

Telemedicine is a breakthrough program that allows physicians to provide lifesaving exams and treatments to stroke patients at Rose.

HealthONE ERs across the Denver metro area are now equipped with Remote Presence Robotics, the latest in stroke care technology. This means patients with stroke symptoms who arrive at our ER can be assessed almost instantaneously by neurologists specializing in stroke. As a result, emergency physicians can more quickly treat stroke patients inour ER, and reduce or eliminate long-term stroke impacts onour patients.

The InTouch Health Remote Presence® Telemedicine technology includes:

  • A camera and microphone for live two-way audio
  • A computer on a wheeled cart that is placed in the ER room and connects to the computer of a specialist, much like video conferencing
  • Capabilities for the specialist to control/zoom the camera and access remote medical devices

This technology allows for immediate assessment and care of stroke patients by neurologists specializing in stroke, even if the specialists are miles away. Every second counts in stroke care, and Rose Medical Center is dedicated to providing the best stroke care possible.