Recommendations for the implementation of telemedicine within stroke systems of care: a policy statement from the American Heart Association.

  title={Recommendations for the implementation of telemedicine within stroke systems of care: a policy statement from the American Heart Association.},
  author={Lee H. Schwamm and Heinrich J Audebert and Pierre Amarenco and Neale R. Chumbler and Michael R. Frankel and Mary G. George and Philip B. Gorelick and Katie B. Horton and Markku Kaste and Daniel T. Lackland and Steven R. Levine and Brett C. Meyer and Philip M Meyers and Victor Patterson and Steven Kent Stranne and Christopher J. White},
  volume={40 7},
In 2005, the American Stroke Association formed a task force on the development of stroke systems to propose a new framework for stroke care delivery that would emphasize linkages rather than silos in the chain of stroke survival and provide a blueprint for large organizations or state and federal agencies on how to implement a more coordinated approach to stroke care.1 The stroke systems of care model (SSCM) recommends implementation of telemedicine and aeromedical transport to increase access… 

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