Why Virtual Neurology™
The conventional telemedicine services only provide emergent consultations and do very little for patient retention. Our competitors claim that their services help hospitals retain patients. However, many of these hospitals have experienced poor patient retention as the current services provide little or no follow up care, and are predominantly focused on initial consultations. Most telemedicine models supported by large hospital systems are focused on benefitting from transferring patients to their facility for more specialized expertise such as thrombolectomy. Unfortunately, this model does very little to retain patients in the originating hospitals. These centers need 24/7/365 coverage for all emergent and non-emergent consultations and follow up care to retain patients. We offer a comprehensive service that guarantees complete coverage for all days, nights, and weekends. We also offer flexibility of coverage to allow local neurologists to cover their own service and yet, enjoy guaranteed call coverage. A comprehensive around-the-clock consultation service is available for all routine and emergent neurologic consultations.
Virtual Neurology™ can help guide program development at your facility. We will guide creation and implementation of emergent and non-emergent neurologic protocols at your facility dedicated to improve adherence to quality, evidence-based care of patients hospitalized with neurologic illness.
Virtual Neurology™ will assign a neurologist each shift to your hospital, who will actually carry a census and perform routine "sign outs" at the end of each shift to the next neurologist on call.
Our service will:
- Provide comprehensive quality service
- Improve patient retention
- Result in reduced length of stay
- Increase tPA utilization
- Increase volume of patients with stroke