eConsultant

program  

Telehealth to improve specialist access across the enterprise 

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Improving access to care

Connecting every member of the care team

The eConsultant program is an episodic care telehealth solution that leverages your existing telehealth infrastructure and helps transform an operational eICU program into an enterprise telehealth center. By expanding eICU’s care model to other care settings in the health system, eConsultant provides that bedside caregivers can be supported by clinical specialists whenever necessary, regardless of geography.

 

Applications include Telestroke and Skilled Nursing Facility

eConsultant telestroke program features and services

 

eConsultant applies eICU program processes, technology and best practice guidelines to economically and efficiently improve clinical outcomes and lack of access to specialists across a care system.

Telestroke module

 

For stroke victims, time is of the essence. eConsultant’s Telestroke program brings together the telehealth center, stroke care teams, neurologists and emergency department clinicians to evaluate patients, and rapidly and expertly manage care during the time-sensitive acute stroke phase.

Evidence-based support

 

The eConsultant Telestroke module provides a stroke patient profile screen complete with specific stroke care guidelines, a view of all relevant data, and a timeline to track the time-sensitive metrics of stroke care.

Workflow without limits

 

Telestroke programs provide specialists the data necessary to assist ED clinicians in stroke-related decision making for patients at rural or underequipped facilities. These programs can help improve access to acute stroke care, enhance stroke diagnosis, increase tPA administration rates, and improve clinical outcomes.

A proven, scalable methodology

 

eConsultant leverages Philips industry-leading eICU model, driving evidence-based, coordinated care across patient populations.

Implementation services

 

Our multi-disciplinary team of clinical and technical professionals delivers a range of services from strategic planning through systems integration and training..

Training and support

 

Our eConsultant program includes clinical training, workshops, standardized processes and 24/7 helpdesk diagnostics, to successfully guide and potentially improve your program.

Real-world results

In a 10-year study, researchers found that when a telestroke program was implemented, the door to needle time was cut in half (from 80 to 40 minutes).³

 

A telestroke network also results in cost savings. During a five-year period, researchers found that in a health system of 1 hub hospital and 7 spokes, a telestroke network was associated with more than $350,000 in cost savings each year.⁴ Researchers also estimated that a telestroke network had an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of greater than $2,400 per quality-adjusted life-year over a patient’s lifetime compared with no telestroke.⁵

$350,000

in cost savings each year ⁴

cost effectiveness ratio of

>$2,400

per quality-adjusted life-year over a patient`s lifetime⁵

Telestroke networks should be deployed wherever a lack of readily available stroke expertise prevents patients in a given community from accessing a primary stroke center (or center of equivalent capability) within a reasonable distance or travel time to permit access to specially trained stroke care providers."⁶ - American Heart Association

Enabling technologies

eCareManager

Connected, patient-centered care 

See our full enterprise telehealth portfolio 

Related offerings

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  2. Meyer BC, et al. Efficacy of site-independent telemedicine in the STRokE DOC trial: a randomised, blinded, prospective study. Lancet Neurol. 2008 September; 7(9): 787-95.
  3. Müller-Barna P, et al. TeleStroke Units Serving as a Model of Care in Rural Areas 10-Year Experience of the TeleMedical Project for Integrative Stroke Care.Stroke. 22014; 45(9): 2739-44.
  4. Switzer JA, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of Hub-and-Spoke Telestroke Networks for the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke from the Hospitals’ Perspectives. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes.2013; 6: 18-26.
  5. Nelson RE, et al. The cost-effectiveness of telestroke in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2011; 77: 1590–8.
  6. Adams HP Jr, del Zoppo G, Alberts MJ, et al. Guidelines for the early management of adults with ischemic stroke: a guideline from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council, Clinical Cardiology Council, Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council, and the Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease and Quality of Care Outcomes in Research Interdisciplinary Working Groups: the American Academy of Neurology affirms the value of this guideline as an educational tool for neurologists. Stroke. 2007; 38: 1655–1711.