Leaders in acute care telemedicine, SOC Telemed (SOC) has today announced a partnership with Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), a 266-bed healthcare leader in Salisbury, Maryland to launch teleNeurology services.
The health system’s new teleNeurology program will bolster onsite staff in the treatment of both strokes and broader neurological issues. For PRMC doctors and nurses in the emergency department, ICU, or anywhere else in the hospital, the teleNeurology partnership will mean that board-certified neurologists are available to support the care team, on-demand, for enhanced patient care.
“The advance into teleNeurology is another evolution in our long history of success at PRMC,” says Dr. Karin DiBari, Vice President, Peninsula Regional Medical Group. “Our 3,300 physicians, staff and volunteers are proud to have been the leader in healthcare in the Delmarva Peninsula since 1897. By strengthening our offering in neurology with the exciting capabilities of SOC Telemed, we’re ensuring our neurological care remains the best in the region for a generation to come.”
SOC’s teleNeurologists will support PRMC staff by responding on video to emergent or routine consult requests and virtually assessing patients. The collaboration between the SOC neurologists and the onsite care team will improve patient care plans, ensure around-the-clock neurologist coverage and further PRMC’s commitment to coverage in both the office and the medical center.
“One exciting front in the future of neurology is telemedicine,” says Mauricio Sirvent, General Manager, Neurology for SOC Telemed. “Emergency departments may see a handful of strokes in a day or a week. At SOC, we not only assess strokes, but a multitude of other neurological issues, every hour of every day around the country. Together with our partners, we’re confident in our ability to operate the leading teleNeurology program. SOC-partnered hospitals increase the standardization, efficiency and overall quality of neurology programs onsite, while simultaneously reducing patient transfers and onsite physician burnout.”
PRMC plans to go live with SOC’s Telemed IQ platform for teleNeurology by September 2020.