Telestroke Across the Continuum of Care: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 19 8:00am | Jennifer Picker | @jenniferpicker

While use of telemedicine to guide emergent treatment of ischemic stroke is well established, the COVID-19 pandemic motivated the rapid expansion of care via telemedicine to provide consistent care while reducing patient and provider exposure and preserving personal protective equipment.  Temporary changes in reimbursement, inclusion of home office and patient home environments, and increased access to telehealth technologies by patients, health care staff and health care facilities were key to provide an environment for creative and consistent high quality stroke care.

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