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Benefits and Site Requirements


Benefits to network hospitals


  • 24/7 real time access to stroke specialists
  • Emergency Department acute stroke/neuroscience consultations
  • Decreased length of stay in your ED
  • Bedside follow up and Follow up appointments if needed
  • Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center certification assistance
  • Enhanced hospital reputation and good will in community

Technical and site requirements for network hospital


  • Emergency room with telephone line and Internet access
  • Videoconferencing equipment on mobile cart with monitor, PTZ camera, microphone and video server
  • Dedicated public IP address assigned to mobile cart
  • 3Mbps of available bandwidth for high quality audio and video
  • High QoS to TCP/IP traffic between telestroke cart and Inova hub
  • 24-hour CT scanner
  • 24-hour laboratory testing
  • Pharmacy that stocks tissue plasminogen activase (tPA)

Expertise from Inova Telemedicine Institute is offered for:


  • Telemedicine program design
  • Development of clinical protocols
  • Business process design
  • Education and training
  • Technology assessment and vendor analysis and selection