Avizia announces updates to its telehealth system designed to enable remote neurologists to evaluate and treat stroke patients regardless of location, and provide care equivalent to a neurologist at the point of care.

The update is aimed at providing faster access to more effective treatment, by streamlining decision-making and closing communication gaps.

With this update, the window for stroke treatment has been expanded, allowing for patients to be eligible for thrombectomy up to 24 hours after symptom onset, the company notes in a media release.

In addition, per the release, Avizia applauds the recent signing of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act. The CHRONIC Act allows Medicare to reimburse for more services for treating chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries via telehealth, including stroke.

“Avizia applauds these recent legislative and clinical advancements,” says Mike Baird, CEO of Avizia. “We continue to see barriers to broader telehealth adoption being overcome, which ultimately means greater patient access to the highest quality care, regardless of location.”

“As more technical advancements in telestroke come to market, such as Avizia’s stroke workflow, we anticipate seeing even greater validation for better patient outcomes delivered via telehealth,” he adds.

[Source(s): Avizia, Business Wire]