Cleveland Clinic opens 1st telehealth-equipped neurology unit

Cleveland Clinic launched its first telehealth-equipped neurology step down unit to support constant monitoring of epilepsy and stroke patients' brain activity.

The step-down unit, which opened in July, provides specialty care for patients who are moved from the intensive care unit. The unit comprises 17 private rooms and four epilepsy monitoring beds, and each room is equipped with epilepsy monitoring units to track patients' 24/7 brain activity as well as video equipment to record body movements during a seizure. 

The unit also features video cameras installed in each room that physicians can use to virtually connect with patients. This helps the physician monitor the patients while he or she is at a different location. The video and telehealth equipment also provide the physician with the patient's data in real time.

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