Telestroke Program - Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System | New York, NY

For health care providers lacking stroke care resources, telestroke programs are showing promise in improving acute stroke treatment. Mount Sinai Health System—which includes seven hospital campuses in the NewYork City metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint—is one such organization that has used telestroke technology to maximize accurate diagnoses and early intervention.

To answer the growing demand for stroke care within its community, the emergency department at Mount Sinai Queens implemented videoconferencing to consult in real time with a stroke-team specialist at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Using a state-ofthe-art video telecommunications system, the off-site expert conducts a standard
stroke evaluation, helps diagnose the patient, and determines if immediate intervention is needed. At the Queens hospital, emergency medicine physicians and nurses have all completed specialized training in stroke diagnosis and treatment.