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Telehealth improves care at smaller hospitals

Telehealth systems can greatly increase the ability of smaller healthcare providers to offer their patients top-quality care. That’s why the Ohio State University Medical Center has announced it is expanding its capabilities to remotely care for stroke patients using technology from REACH Health.

REACH’s technology allows doctors and their patients to connect remotely with specialized physicians to share patient data and communicate via video. That means when stroke patients arrive at smaller community hospitals, stroke specialists at OSU can review patient information and help determine the best course of treatment.

Telehealth initiatives such as this can dramatically improve care for patients living in rural communities, said Sara Widing, Director of Neurosciences at OSU Medical Center, in a press release. REACH’s technology will give those patients access to highly trained stroke specialists, despite the wide geographic gap.

REACH Health, Inc., is a medical technology company that specializes in on-demand physician access technologies. REACH makes remote physician consults convenient and easy, enabling specialists to operate in a collaborative care environment with real‐time documentation and reporting.

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