Atlanta, GA, June 02, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Michael Woodcock, Sales Executive for AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT), spoke at the Kiwanis Club of Northside Atlanta on April 13th discussing the benefits of ACT’s teleneurology services for residents of rural Georgia who lack access to emergency neurological expertise. The presentation was delivered to the membership of the Club, a civic organization comprised of business leaders in the metro Atlanta area.
Woodcock’s presentation, sponsored by Club President Daniel Shorr and Vice-President Joel Isenberg, was entitled “Telestroke in Rural Georgia: Bridging the Gap Between Doctor and Patient.”
The presentation presented the statistics for stroke mortality in the U.S., focusing specifically on the “Stroke Belt” of the Southeast, which includes the state of Georgia. Georgia’s mortality rates for stroke are among the highest in the nation, and providing expert stroke care to rural Georgians via telemedicine can be a key factor in reducing those mortality rates over time. Woodcock discussed the importance of promoting stroke awareness among the general public, and how crucial it is for individuals to recognize the warning signs for stroke (Face/Arms/Speech/Time).
“It is a well-known adage within the neurology community that 'Time is Brain,' and that granting patients immediate access to expert care is crucial to preventing potentially severe disability or even death,” said Woodcock. “AcuteCare Telemedicine can provide that expertise to hospitals that enables them to better care for stroke patients in areas of Georgia that are traditionally underserved.”
For more information about AcuteCare Telemedicine, visit www.acutecaretelemed.com.
About AcuteCare Telemedicine
Founded in 2009, AcuteCare Telemedicine is a limited liability corporation advancing the opportunity for healthcare institutions to gain access to highly-respected, expert neurologists and telemedicine technologies. AcuteCare offers a range of services including first-rate neurological emergency response care with around-the-clock support and hospital accreditation education. AcuteCare primarily provides remote emergency neurology consultation which fills staffing needs and reduces the costs associated with 24/7 neurologist availability. As a result, healthcare institutions provide full service emergency neurology care and can earn Joint Commission Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.