24/7/365 Access. As the gap continues to grow between the supply of board-certified neurologists and the demand for their services, maintaining 24/7/365 neurology coverage for emergent and routine neurological consultations is a challenge that will only worsen in the coming years. These gaps will lead to a variety of hurdles to patients and hospitals, including delays in critical treatments, decreased patient retention, and failure to meet a community need of providing comprehensive neurological care. This can lead to poor patient outcomes, loss of favorable status for a hospital within its community, and lost revenue.
Expertise. Virtual Neurology has the expertise to fill any and all coverage deficits in your hospitals and clinics. Whether it is providing 24/7/365 call or necessary evening or weekend coverage, we are flexible in our ability to meet your needs. Our unique model of utilizing a combination of the latest IT platforms with advance practice providers on-site to coordinate care and communication between patients and board-certified neurologists can help your facility achieve any and all of its neurological care goals including:
Establishing a Primary Stroke Center
Meeting quality metrics to ensure no loss of revenue in an era of value based purchasing
Ensuring continuity of care to reduce complications, shorten length of stay, maximize patient retention
Virtual Neurology provides immediate neurology consultative services on demand.
Emergency Department Physicians. State-of-the-art, high quality neurological support is never more than a click away.
Overworked Local Neurologists. A better quality of life. We understand that emergency department call coverage and nighttime calls may be a major cause of professional dissatisfaction. Rest assured that the neurological emergencies at your hospital would be handled by qualified, highly trained, and competent neurologists. We will gladly and professionally return the patients to your care for subsequent hospital visits, or will be happy to provide follow-up consultation to the admitting physician on demand, if desired.
Primary Care. For internal medicine and hospitalist services, we assure immediate access to in-hospital neurological consultation to assure timely and high- quality neurological care. A follow-up consultation is always available to ensure continued neurological support throughout the hospitalization.
Additional Services. In addition to the contracted, comprehensive hospital coverage described above, we also offer “telementoring,” “curbsides,” or “clinical pearls” to individual physicians anywhere.
Access. As physician shortages continue to expand through all specialties, Virtual Neurology can bring local access to specialty-trained neurologists to your ambulatory care clinics. The lost productivity associated with long wait and travel times to see specialists, at times hundreds of miles away from home, can be remedied with teleneurology services. Additionally, forces within health care are promoting the concept of the patient-centered medical home. By offering local access, you will endorse patient-focused care and enhance patient satisfaction, ensure patient retention, and promote the overall health and well-being of your community.
Expertise. Virtual Neurology offers a unique combination of hands-on evaluation by trained advanced practice providers who will then facilitate a real-time video encounter between the local patient and Virtual Neurology neurologist. After meeting and examining the patient and conferencing with the advanced practice provider, the Virtual Neurology neurologist will create an appropriate plan encompassing thorough diagnostic and treatment considerations. Patients will be able to receive the highest quality in neurological care without having to sacrifice hours or days of travel often associated with remote office visits and diagnostic testing. Ease of access to follow-up care will also aid in timely and necessary adjustments to care plans.
Specialty Care. All Virtual Neurology physicians have spent years practicing as general neurologists with expertise in a wide range of subspecialties. Through a combination of fellowship training and extensive experience, our neurologists are adept at managing all neurological diseases including:
Myasthenia Gravis and other Neuromuscular Disease
Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders
Alzheimer’s Disease and other Memory Impairment