-MUSC News Room-Mickie Hayes
“Seconds matter. When a critically ill or injured child or patient suffering an ischemic stroke is rushed to an emergency room for care, time is of the essence.
And while emergency room personnel never know exactly what a day may hold in store for them, they want to be ready for any contingency. Sometimes, however, that just might not be possible.
With today’s health care economic realities, most community and rural hospitals can’t afford to have their own dedicated specialists like pediatric critical care intensivists or stroke experts – highly trained doctors who are typically the best qualified and experienced to treat the most critically ill patients.
Today, however, MUSC can put those experts virtually at the bedside of patients throughout the state.
Through the MUSC Health Center for Telehealth, in addition to hospital-based programs, there are several outpatient programs where urgent, primary and specialty care is delivered to patients at virtually any location, even their homes, using MUSC’s mobile health technologies.”