News | July 06, 2008

InTouch Adds Telestroke Feature to Remote Presence Platform

July 7, 2008 - InTouch Technologies launched a new product feature, StrokeRESPOND, to extend the functionality of its Remote Presence robotic technology (RP-7) for stroke experts.

According to the company, stroke is a leading application for the RP-7 systems have already been deployed in stroke networks around the country, with results including improved geographical reach of stroke specialists and more timely delivery of appropriate stroke care.

With the launch of StrokeRESPOND, stroke experts will now reportedly have timely and seamless access to the information needed to render care decisions for stroke patients. StrokeRESPOND is an enhancement to the Remote Presence platform and has been designed to support the expert physician’s acute stroke management workflow. Data elements relevant to the management of the stroke patient can be entered into a secure Web site as they are captured by the ED staff and accessed immediately by the consulting stroke expert directly through the RP-7 system. StrokeRESPOND enhances process flexibility and rapid clinical decision-making. StrokeRESPOND combined with the RP-7 provides the specialist with relevant information to deliver efficient, state-of-the-art stroke care.

“We are pleased to announce a total stroke solution that will help deliver expert stroke care to the population regardless of time and geographical space barriers, “said Yulun Wang, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of InTouch Technologies.

The launch of StrokeRESPOND is part of a focused effort by InTouch Health in the field of telestroke. In addition to the development of this new feature tailored expressly for the stroke community, InTouch Health is also partnering with leaders in the healthcare industry to deliver a complete telestroke solution. The first of those corporate partnerships to be announced is a collaboration with Neurostar Solutions to bring a leading clinical image management application to specialists who will now be able to have access to the patient imaging information needed for stroke diagnosis and treatment.

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