GD e-Bridge Stroke Module

Stroke Workflow

Improving Stroke Workflow and Case Data Collection with Mobile Telemedicine 

THE CHALLENGE

According to the CDC, 1 out of every 20 deaths is caused by a stroke. Stroke patients risk losing up to 2 million brain cells every minute. GD knows that every second count when it comes to stroke patients. ED and Stroke teams need to focus on improving door to needle time as well as creating a collection of data that will help the future outcomes of the patient. Using mobile telemedicine solutions, ED and Stroke teams have access to not only improving the patient outcome but also the benchmarks of the team as a whole; creating a more cohesive and collaborative team environment.

Through the use of a specialized digital mobile telemedicine app, EMS and Stroke teams are uniquely positioned to improve the saving of lives through timely intervention with engaging hospital and stroke teams via app features to initiate broader acute workflow improvements. Multi-faceted alerts including data collection and vitals shared real-time with ETA tracking to providers, speeds treatment and engagement to improve outcomes while adding short and long-term educational value. A vital part of stroke case is making sure treatment is handled in a timely manner. Having a configurable mobile telemedicine solution allows for ED and stroke teams to effectively communicate in order to properly treat the patient.

THE SOLUTION

The stroke case workflow process utilizes GD e-Bridge WorkFLOW mobile telemedicine app. The solution provides an easy to use, state or region mechanism to alert, notify and track all stroke cases in real time from prehospital first medical contact through the emergency department, handoff to stroke teams. This will help the stroke team be better prepared for the inbound patient while lessening the handoff time and increasing data accuracy.

Note that all GD e-Bridge WorkFLOW templates are highly configurable. Allowing flexibility to operate protocols your way, ensuring maximum effectiveness and compliance to your teams and sepsis accreditations.

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Process improvement for stroke intervention and flow
  • Automated case management
  • Timestamped and recorded metrics
  • Increase tPA usage
  • Proactively prepare labs
  • Reduce false lab activations
  • Online medical control
  • Feedback and benchmarking
  • Smoother patient handoff
  • Communication with EMS on outcome data
  • Continued education and training for stroke teams and EMS officials based on trend report and time studies
  • EMS transfer and follow up performed easier
  • Consistency in working protocols

METRICS TO TRACK

  • tPA utilization
  • 5-hour criteria
  • Metrics of success
  • Costs saved

It all starts by taking the first step!