Telestroke: Information for Physicians and Hospitals

Improved Stroke Care Through Regional Collaboration

Using today’s technology to connect stroke neurologists with physicians and hospitals that need immediate expertise, Telestroke is emerging as a mainstream clinical stroke practice. Telestroke is a cost-effective, easy-to-use strategy for immediate access to a stroke neurologist around-the-clock. 

Easy access to expert care can help reduce the devastating cost of stroke, in terms of death, disability and dollars.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Telestroke program recognizes the critical necessity of a balanced partnership for a sustainable collaborative network to improve stroke care delivery across our region. That's why we have provided the following infromation on telestroke intended for health care professionals.

"Telestroke has really changed how we approach acute stroke care. We have been able to replace a phone call with interactive video conferencing for patients needing fast evaluation by a neurologist.”

- Leah Timm, Stroke/Trauma Coordinator

Delivering Fast, High-Quality Care

The Froedert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Telestroke program aims to deliver the fastest, highest-quality care to acute stroke patients in a broad geographical region through collaboration with partner institutions. Through real time video conferencing, our physicians offer support for acute ischemic stroke evaluation and decision making, and keep most patients where they are served best, near their home and families. 

The Telestroke program aims to enhance the local Emergency Medicine team skills through feedback, jointly administered neurologic exams, and management discussions, enabling remote sites to improve competency with acute stroke management. For any patients needing a higher level of care, full support is provided, and Telestroke allows real time discussion with the patients and families on these decisions. 

Learn more about how telestroke works

Telestroke Applications

  • Stroke coverage in remote locations
  • Emergency stroke coverage
  • Adjunctive coverage for local neurology practice

Telestroke Benefits

  • More accurate decision making
  • Higher rates of tPA administration
  • Reduced costs within a network
  • Improved collaboration
  • Increased compliance with metrics
  • Streamlined patient transfers
    • Keep patients near home when resources are adequate and in cases of uncomplicated tPA administration
    • Transfer only if a higher level of care is needed
  • Accelerated clinical trial enrollment
  • Expanded endovascular therapy to patients who are not candidates for IV tPA

Learn more about the benefits of telestroke

Contact Us

For more information about the program, please contact:

  • 414-805-2961
telestroke@froedtert.comTelestroke Team