Telestroke Curr Cardiol Rep (2017) 19:85 DOI 10.1007/s11886-017-0895-1 STROKE (JF MESCHIA, SECTION EDITOR) 1 1 Oana M. Dumitrascu & Bart M. Demaerschalk Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 . . . Abstract Keywords Telemedicine Telestroke Acute stroke Purpose of Review This study aims to describe the current Systems of care Quality measures state of telestroke clinical applications and policies, in addition to key technical and operational aspects of the telemedicine practice. Introduction Recent Findings Delivery of telestroke services for neurovascular care expanded from the intravenous alteplase Telemedicine is defined as the use of medical information decision and administration in acute emergency department exchanged from one site to another using electronic commu- settings to a continuum of services in mobile and inpatient nications in an effort to improve health status [1�� ] and to stroke units, intensive care units, virtual stroke clinics, reha- deliver medical and educational services [2� ] in emergent bilitation, and clinical research. Telestroke cost-effectiveness and ambulatory care settings. Inpatient and outpatient is well established from multiple perspectives. Stroke centers, teleneurology are emerging subspecialties in neurology [3], certification agencies, and national registries have made es- developed to improve access to neurological care in under- sential recommendations regarding telestroke quality Current Cardiology Reports Springer Journals

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