A variety of neurologic conditions require urgent, specialized care. This may create significant challenges for community hospitals as many do not have the population base necessary to support access to a full time neurologist.
MUSC Health’s Tele-Neurology program expands its well-established Telestroke program to meet the need for specialty consults for a wide-range of critical and complex neurologic conditions. These may include migraines, altered mental status, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. This program provides both scheduled and urgent consultations. The evaluation also assists in determining if the patient requires transfer to a higher level of care. Providing expert consultation locally saves cost and helps keep the patient within their own community support system. Our partner hospitals benefit from providing a specialty consult for complex conditions, while keeping their patients closer to home.