To improve the health and well-being of the medically underserved in a free clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a multidisciplinary team representing several health information management and information technology (IT) professionals, including faculty, students, researchers, and clinicians, created a novel IT system called imHealthy.
Telestroke is the use of telemedicine specifically for stroke care. In the United States, about 40 neurologists are available per 100,000 persons. Acute ischemic stroke is often misdiagnosed by primary care or emergency medicine physicians in up to 30 percent of cases. A key advantage of using telestroke is the ability to treat patients in an efficient manner in rural areas where neurologists may not always be readily accessible.