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Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us if you have other questions.

How long will it take to implement the program?

We estimate that it will take 6-8 weeks to install and test the technology as well as train your local clinical staff before the program will be live at your hospital.

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How does my local staff receive training?

Once we have configured and tested the image transfer and videoconference connection, we'll conduct a minimum of two training sessions over videoconference with your staff.

The first session is a walk-through of how the consultation will work, and the second is a mock drill that simulates a real patient case as close as possible. Both sessions run roughly between one and one-half hours. Additional sessions may be scheduled as needed.

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What equipment will my hospital need?

To successfully implement the program, you'll need the following:

  • PC Workstation with a monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
  • ISDN and IP connections in the stroke treatment area.
  • Videoconferencing device with monitor capable of IP connectivity.
  • Mobile cart or wall mount for the Video unit and monitor.
  • Software and Hardware to send CT images to a remote DICOM destination.
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How do we print the patient report?

The Partners' Neurologist will upload the patient report to the website within 48 hours of completion of the video consultation. You will be able to login to the website and view/print the report for the patient's file.

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How do we attend your Grand Rounds conferences?

The TeleStroke Grand Rounds are all attended via WebEx.

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More questions? Please contact us.