Telemedicine in neurology: Telemedicine Work Group of the American Academy of Neurology update

Jaime M. Hatcher-Martin, Jamie Lynn Adams, Eric R. Anderson, Riley Bove, Tamika M. Burrus, Mahan Chehrenama, Mary Dolan O'Brien, Dawn S. Eliashiv, Deniz Erten-Lyons, Barbara S. Giesser, Lauren R. Moo, Pushpa Narayanaswami, Marvin A. Rossi, Madhu Soni, Nauman Tariq, Jack W. Tsao, Bert B. Vargas, Scott A. Vota, Scott R. Wessels, Hannah PlanalpRaghav Govindarajan

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Abstract

PurposeWhile there is strong evidence supporting the importance of telemedicine in stroke, its role in other areas of neurology is not as clear. The goal of this review is to provide an overview of evidence-based data on the role of teleneurology in the care of patients with neurologic disorders other than stroke.Recent findingsStudies across multiple specialties report noninferiority of evaluations by telemedicine compared with traditional, in-person evaluations in terms of patient and caregiver satisfaction. Evidence reports benefits in expediting care, increasing access, reducing cost, and improving diagnostic accuracy and health outcomes. However, many studies are limited, and gaps in knowledge remain.SummaryTelemedicine use is expanding across the vast array of neurologic disorders. More studies are needed to validate and support its use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-38
Number of pages9
JournalNeurology
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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