To provided equitable and high-quality patient care by increasing access and connecting patients, hospitals, and communities to outstanding neurohospitalist and vascular neurologist expertise throughout Texas, via telemedicine.
To provide as excellent neurologic care remotely as we do in-person, utilizing technological advances.
To be an indispensable resource for our patients, the physicians, advanced practitioners, and nurses with whom we collaborate, and their communities regarding stroke and neurology education.
To provide support for telestroke, teleneurology, and individual institutional quality assurance and research.
WHO WE ARE
Since 2006, the UTHealth Department of Neurology has provided acute telestroke and teleneurology services throughout Texas. Our current network supports acute teleneurology services at eight hospitals, and inpatient neurology consults at three hospitals. We are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year by board-certified neurologists, including double-boarded vascular neurologists. Our current director has been with the program since 2014, and along with colleagues with world-renowned expertise in clinical, educational, and research leadership, deliver care for patients in our teleneurology network.
WHAT WE DO
Our service provides acute neurological consultative services anywhere, anytime. We are not limited to the emergency department; a neurological emergency can happen anywhere in the hospital. Our team of physicians work directly with your onsite doctors to assess and consult, making sure your local team are 100% informed and satisfied with the plan of care. Example consults include evaluation and management of Code Strokes or potential IV-tPA, intra-arterial thrombectomy, cerebral hemorrhage, status epilepticus, or any new onset of altered mental status. Our team works with your current transfer pathways to ensure that patients are properly admitted or transferred to the appropriate facility of your and your patient’s choice.
EDUCATION & RESEARCH
As an academic teleneurology service, we align with the mission and core values of our medical school. Our program will deliver education to your staff in topics related to acute neurology, as well as provide opportunities to participate in webinars and symposia hosted by our division, department, and institution. We also have opportunities for our partners to participate in research, either registry-based or through clinical trials delivered straight to your patients.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like more information about our teleneurology services, please contact our Program Manager, Abigail Betner.
Thank you for your interest in our program,
Amanda Jagolino-Cole, MD
UT Teleneurology Program Director