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IT Powers Effective Stroke Care
Information technology offers a host of options to help clinicians provide better care for stroke victims, from rapid exchange of data and images, alerts and reminders to quick and effective decision support and coordination of follow-up care...
Wed, Apr 24, 2013

A Telestroke of Genius
...patient with stroke symptoms presents to the emergency department of a hospital that lacks comprehensive stroke-care capabilities....
Sun, 13 Feb 2011

Bandwidth Expansion Aids Telestroke Efforts
...With increased bandwidth, the National Broadband Plan could change...meaning fewer dropped calls and videos...That means better patient care....
Sun, 13 Feb 2011

CMMC, affiliates to offer emergency neuro-consults
Soon, stroke patients here will be able to see a Massachusetts neurologist - without leaving their Lewiston emergency room...
Sat, 22 Jan 2011

ALS-Maine Collaborative, MassGeneral launch new network
The ALS-Maine Collaborative and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have launched a new network that aims to improve the care for all patients in Maine...
Thu, 16 Dec 2010

Health care education collaboration builds on relationships between Maine health care providers, patients and Massachusetts General Hospital
A new educational collaboration between Maine and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks to expand the range of health care education programs, materials and opportunities available to providers, patients, families and veterans throughout the state of Maine...
Fri, 15 Oct 2010

The MGH ranks third among nation's top hospitals
With strong scores in many 2010-11 specialty rankings, Massachusetts General Hospital was named once again to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll...
July 2010

York Hospital works to raise awareness of strokes
York Hospital recently entered into an agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital for care of stroke victims...
Wed, 19 May 2010 2:00 AM EST

State House Opens Doors for STOP Stroke: Act FAST Event
..."With the breakthrough of tPA, is it clear that recognizing the early warning signs of stroke can significantly alter a patient's outcome after stroke," said Lee H. Schwamm...
Tue, 11 May 2010 08:00 EST

Stroke victim's recovery rare, astonishing
Neurosurgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital say the brain-stem stroke suffered by Barbara Collard, 67, of New Bedford is one of the most severe they've ever seen. Two years after the event, Collard is 95 percent recovered. The quilt behind her was made by members of her quilting class; each signed it with a personal message...
Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:00 AM EST

Partners Telestroke Program Highlighted in FCCs National Broadband Plan
This plan promotes deployment of broadband to support better access to care via video...
Mar 2010

Magid: Fast Internet connections could improve health care
The health care portion of the broadband plan cites as an example "Beverly," a 49-year-old stroke victim from a town 75 miles outside Boston. After she arrived at her local hospital, staff set up a video link to Massachusetts General Hospital, where a stroke specialist ...
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:13:00 PM PDT

National Grid man to the rescue
During a routine phone conversation with Newton's permit and road inspector, a National Grid employee in Waltham, Patrick Locke, grew alarmed as the inspector's speech became slurred and disjointed.
Mon, 8 Mar 2010

Evidence-Based Care and Outcomes Improve at Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Hospitals
Acute stroke care and clinical outcomes have improved significantly at hospitals participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program, according to a large study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010

Drug Can Stop Strokes, But Most Patients Don't Get It
Every minute-and-a-half, on average, someone in America suffers a stroke. That's 795,000 strokes a year - a big toll by any measure. Strokes are the third-ranking cause of death and the leading cause of disability. But most stroke specialists think it doesn't have to be so bad.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009

When Every Second Counts
Cutting-edge hospitals are leveraging telestroke programs so neurologists can intervene when a stroke hits.
Dec 2009

Exeter couple more thankful than ever this Thanksgiving
With the TeleStroke program, stroke experts at Massachusetts General Hospital are able to examine patients at Exeter Hospital by using video conferencing and image sharing technology...
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 4:10 PM EST

Telestroke Programs Link Stroke Specialists to Patients Unable to Access Care
According to Shawn Farrell, the director of the Partners Telestroke Program, MGH began offering consultations 13 years ago as part of a pilot program with Martha's Vineyard Hospital.Farrell says Massachusetts is unique in that it has a stroke center designation program at the state level with the Department of Public Health.
Fri, 30 Oct 2009

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover commended for stroke program
When Wentworth-Douglass Hospital officials decided they wanted to have a top-of-the-line stroke response team, "they put their money where their mouth is."
Fri, 23 Oct 2009

Hubbard Hospital Makes Stroke Link With Massachusetts General Hospital
Harrington Health Care at Hubbard Hospital in Webster will collaborate with Massachusetts General Hospital and the Partners TeleStroke Center in order to continue offering stroke services at the Webster emergency department...
Fri, 11 Sep 2009

MGH Telestroke Participates in AHA Greater Southeast Affiliate Telestroke Workshop
... Telestroke Meeting a huge success. We learned about the latest telestroke options available, and we will be able to use this information to strengthen stroke systems of care ...
Fri, 26 Jun 2009 00:00:00 EST

It's All In The Timing
Within minutes, the hospital?s stroke team had telecommunicated with colleagues in Boston and administered life-saving medication that almost instantly returned Hoagland to perfect health.
Wed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 EST

Telemedicine Can Help Improve Stroke Care
Telestroke systems can supplement resources when 24-hour coverage is unavailable. Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., and Heinrich J. Audebert, M.D., co-chairs of the American Heart Association, and colleagues reviewed the existing evidence on the use of telemedicine ...
Mon, 12 May 2009 12:00:00 EST

New AHA/ASA guidelines on TIA management and telemedicine in acute stroke released
In the scientific statement on telemedicine, the writing group, chaired by Dr Lee Schwamm (Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston), provides an evidence-based review of the scientific evidence supporting the use of telemedicine for stroke care delivery ...
Mon, 11 May 2009 12:00:00 EST

Telemedicine helps experts treat stroke from afar
Examining stroke patients via videoconferencing (telemedicine) is as effective as a bedside exam and can increase patient access to stroke specialists, says a scientific statement released this week by the American Heart Association.
Mon, 11 May 2009 12:00:00 EST

New AHA/ASA Guidelines on TIA Management and Telemedicine in Acute Stroke Released
The American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) has released 2 new guideline documents, 1 advocating urgent treatment for transient ischemic attacks (TIA) and changing the clinical definition and the other giving a green light to the use of telemedicine consults in acute stroke assessment.
Fri, 8 May 2009 12:00:00 EST

'Telestroke' Exams Okayed for Remote Stroke Patients
Examining stroke patients remotely via teleconferencing technology can be as effective as bedside workups in making diagnoses and establishing treatment, according to the American Heart Association.
Thu, 7 May 2009 12:00:00 EST

Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar
AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients. Examining stroke patients via videoconferencing (telemedicine [or TeleStroke]) is as effective as a bedside exam
Thu, 7 May 2009 12:00:00 EST

Massachusetts General Saves Lives and Improves Outcomes with Polycom Video
Dr. Lee Schwamm, Director of Acute Stroke Services and TeleStroke at ... telestroke network in the world, with the stroke expertise ...
Wed, 22 Apr 2009

MGH/Partners Telestroke Program Nominated for Innovation Award
MGH/Partners Telestroke Program Selected to Laureate Status for 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EST

Timing Key For Stroke Recovery
Dr. Jon LaPook looks at two drugs, one made from bat venom, that can limit the damage from a stroke if they're administered fast enough.
Thu, 04 Jan 2007 10:22:00 EST

More in Mass. get drug for stroke
Massachusetts hospitals have increased significantly the number of stroke patients who get a potentially life-saving drug...
Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:20:00 EST

NARH on top in tech
North Adams Regional Hospital may be small, but it offers state-of-the-art technology - not "yesterday's technology" - to help keep the community healthy
Thu, 17 Aug 2006 12:00:00 EST

Going the Distance in Stroke Treatment
It was 2:40 a.m. when paramedics rushed Paul Briggette into the emergency room at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth.
Mon, 04 Apr 2006 12:00:00 EST

Slowing down brain is still fraught with risk
Medically induced coma gives injured brain rest to heal itself.
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 12:00:00 EST

A Dose of Telemedicine Saves Lives, Cuts Costs
Telemedicine saves lives and improves medical care.
Mon, 20 Feb 2006 12:00:00 EST

A Lifesaving Stroke Drug That Few People Get
Approximately 95% of stroke victims not receiving approved drug tPA within 3 hour window .
Sun, 19 Feb 2006 12:00:00 EST

Stroke Guidelines Help Improve Care
Study by MGH researchers shows hospitals that used ASA's intervention program showed improvement.
Fri, 17 Feb 2006 12:00:00 EST

Medscape Endorsing Telestroke
"Telemedicine Is Crucial to Implementing Acute Stroke Therapy."
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 12:00:00 EST

Franklin Medical Center Now Primary Stroke Center
Hospital meets new state requirements for care and provides telemedicine with MGH stroke specialists.
Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:00:00 EST

Long-distance Consultation the Norm at NARH
New telemedicine technology enables stroke neurologists to bring expertise to bedside without traveling.
Wed, 10 Jun 2005 12:00:00 EST

NARH Now Using "Telemedicine" to Connect with Stroke Neurologist
NARH uses telemedicine to link stroke patients to MGH stroke neurologists.
Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:00:00 EST

NARH Teams with MGH for Stroke Services
New telemedicine services now available at NARH connecting ED physicians to MGH stroke neurologists.
Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:00:00 EST

Hospital Project on Track
Expansion of North Adams Regional Hospital to benefit telemedicine stroke services with MGH.
Thu, 05 May 2005 12:00:00 EST

Investing in Stroke Care
Bill backed by Sen. Kennedy would direct federal assistance to states for improving stroke care.
Mon, 31 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

MGH Designated Primary Stroke Service Hospital
DPH designates MGH as primary stroke service hospital.
Fri, 28 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

33 Ers are Designated Stroke Centers
33 of the state's 74 hospitals designated primary stroke services
Tue, 25 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

MetroWest Medical, Newton-Wellesley Named Primary Stroke Centers
Hospitals named primary stroke centers for effectively meeting DPH guidelines to treat stroke patients.
Thu, 20 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

Hospitals Named Stroke Centers
Brockton, Good Samaritan, Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton acquire DPH Stroke Center certification.
Thu, 20 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

Hospital Designation Plan Optimizes Stroke Treatment
Program identifies hospitals that have the system in place and necessary technology to evaluate patients with acute stroke.
Thu, 20 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

Stroke Certification System for Hospitals Upgraded
The state's goal is for all hospitals to become experts in treating stroke patients
Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

DPH Designates Primary Stroke Service Hospitals
DPH announces 33 Massachusetts hospitals as Primary Stroke Centers.
Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

Making Seconds Count: The Acute Stroke Management Program
CIMIT stroke program provides platform to work on common issues.
Sat, 01 Jan 2005 12:00:00 EST

Stroke Program
New England Regional Hospital linked up with MGH Telestroke Program.
Mon, 01 Nov 2004 12:00:00 EST

Wonderful Care
The new technologies available at the hospital and the relationship at Mass General are wonderful advances. I wish I could name everyone who helped that day.
Thu, 14 Aug 2003 12:00:00 EST

Telemedicine at Jordan
Jordan becomes 2nd hospital to provide telemedicine services with MGH.
Thu, 16 May 2002 12:00:00 EST