OHSU Telemedicine Network
“Telemedicine allows the emergency room doctor to have a backup—a second opinion. We have a team of stroke physicians available 24/7/365.”
—Wayne Clark, MD, Director of the OHSU Stroke Center
Stroke patients taken to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center can receive care from top stroke physicians at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland via OHSU’s Telemedicine Network when needed. This program allows doctors at Asante Rogue Regional to request an emergency consult with OHSU’s team of expert stroke neurologists.
When a stroke occurs, every second counts when it comes to saving brain function. Our secure, two-way audio and video connection puts an OHSU neurologist in the room with the patient and the Asante doctor in just minutes. Using a robotic videoconferencing unit, the OHSU doctor can examine the patient, monitor vital signs, read X-rays and CT scans, consult with the emergency medicine physician, and answer a family’s questions.
Asante Rogue Regional has been a certified Primary Stroke Center since 2003, with local neurologists available or on call around-the-clock. OHSU stroke neurologists are on the cutting edge of stroke research and innovative treatment through OHSU’s extensive research program at the OHSU Stroke Center and participation in national clinical trials.