What is TeleStroke?
The Penn State Hershey TeleStroke program called LionNet is a partnership between regional community hospitals and Penn State Hershey, and is designed to improve patient care via telemedicine.
How does it work?
LionNet provides real-time remote audio-visual access to a neurological consult with a stroke neurologist or neurosurgeon. When a suspected stroke patient arrives at a partner emergency department (ED), the ED provider calls LionNet and is connected to a stroke expert. Using a sophisticated computer system and a webcam, Penn State Hershey physicians provide consultation, examine the patient, review scans, and speak to the patient and family in real-time. A treatment recommendation is made and the local ED physician determines the best course of action.
- Time saved is brain saved
- Faster treatment improves recovery
- Treatment may be provided locally reducing the need for travel to another hospital