Billings Clinic expands overnight stroke care through telemedicine partnership

Billings (Mont.) Clinic partnered with Blue Sky Telehealth, a neurological virtual care company, to provide neurology and stroke care during the hospital's overnight hours, the Billings Gazette reports.

Four notes:

1. Billings Clinic will use Blue Sky Telehealth's services daily between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.

2. With the two-way audio and visual telecommunications, the hospital and Blue Sky will collaborate in real time to evaluate and diagnose patients during the critical time period following the onset of the patient's symptoms.

3. The telemedicine technology allows Blue Sky Telehealth neurologists to see and talk to Billings Clinic's medical team and the patient while also being able to access the individual's medical records.

4. The partnership will extend to Billings Clinic's other 13 regional partnerships so the hospital's providers can access Blue Sky's stroke experts while providing care at more facilities.

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