Atlantic Health System’s telestroke robot is the first FDA-cleared remote presence robot for hospital patient management. It combines the latest in telemedicine technology with state-of-the-art navigation. The robot is used in the Emergency Department at Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center, as well as at Overlook’s Union Campus, to help diagnose possible stroke patients more quickly. This saves precious minutes, and consequently, more of the patient’s brain function.
Through the robotically controlled camera and monitor system, neurologists can remotely see and communicate with the patient and his or her family, as well as other physicians, the patient’s nurse, and Emergency Department staff. The remote physicians can also assess medical imaging to assist with a rapid, accurate diagnosis.