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Transforming Stroke Transfer Decisions

Improve Patient Outcomes and Understand the
True ROI of Better-Informed Decision-Making

Guidelines for the early management of patients
with acute ischemic stroke have changed.

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Based on recent clinical trial data, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have issued updated guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke. These guidelines call for improved imaging protocols that rapidly identify patients with a high likelihood of large vessel occlusion (LVO) and help clinicians make better-informed transfer decisions. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is for your healthcare facility to implement advanced cerebrovascular imaging software.

Benefits of Better Transfer Decisions

How do you know who to treat and who to transfer?
And how quickly can you make those decisions?

When patients enter your facility with stroke symptoms, every second counts. Unfortunately, diagnostic inefficiencies can cost valuable time that can negatively impact patient outcomes. Making faster and better-informed triage decisions is mission-critical.

Cost of a transfer

36,400
1 Median price of air ambulance in 2017, according to the Government Accountability Office
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Using RapidAITM for quick and accurate results can help you:

  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Reduce the lifetime cost of stroke care
  • Increase your facility’s treatment revenue
  • Avoid costly transfers of patients who are unlikely to benefit from mechanical thrombectomy

Understanding the Importance of Proper Transfers

Unnecessary transfers are costly, force your facility to lose treatment revenue, and can negatively impact patient outcomes. Furthermore, travel distances can place extra stress and financial strain on patients’ families. But, when you have access to faster and more accurate data, you can provide potentially life-saving initial acute care — and ensure you’re not transferring patients you and your team can treat.

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Triage    & Transfer
Workflow

Streamline Your Patient Care Protocol

Stroke Onset
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EMS Stroke Assessment
Hospital with Mechanical
Thrombectomy capability
Transfer or Treat
Stroke Team Alert
IV-tPA
(for eligible patients)
NCCT/CT Scan
for Diagnosis
Hospital without
Mechanical
Thrombectomy Capability
Imaging for Diagnosis
(or re-scan if transfered)
Stroke Team
Neurointerventionalist and
Angio Team Prep
Mechanical Thrombectomy
(For Eligible Patients)

Guidelines for Time Intervals

Hospitals without local stroke expertise available 24x7 should explore building relationships with stroke centers to facilitate more timely evaluation, decision-making and treatment. Many hospitals have found telehealth solutions for image interpretation or clinical evaluation critical to building successful acute stroke teams.

Of course, it takes more than just the right technology to drive better patient outcomes — you also need to develop the right processes.

Five steps

According to the American Heart Association guidelines

Five steps to making better transfer decisions for your patients

1Perform an initial patient evaluation within 10 minutes of arrival in the emergency department
2Notify the stroke team within 15 minutes of arrival
3Initiate a CT scan within 25 minutes of arrival
4Interpret the CT scan within 45 minutes of arrival
5Ensure a door-to-needle time for IV rt-PA within 60 minutes from arrival

Why RapidAI

The most advanced and only clinically proven software platform for cerebrovascular disorders, our artificial intelligence-based Rapid® platform empowers clinicians to make faster, more accurate treatment decisions for stroke patients.

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Our Rapid platform powers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced
cerebrovascular imaging analysis products.

Rapid ICH
Rapid CTA
Rapid CTP
Rapid ASPECTS*
Rapid Mobile App
Rapid U

Rapid ICH

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Rapid ICH

Powered by leading-edge AI technology, Rapid ICH quickly triages NCCT cases and automatically notifies clinicians of possible intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in three minutes or less.

Rapid CTA

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Rapid CTA

This technology automatically processes CTA scans and assesses regions of reduced blood flow to identify, locate, and notify stroke teams in the event of an LVO or distal occlusion.

Rapid CTP

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Rapid CTP

The only clinically validated software with an FDA indication to aid in the selection of patients for acute stroke therapy, Rapid CTP quickly equips physicians with quantified and color-coded CT perfusion maps to enable faster clinical decisions.

Rapid ASPECTS*

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Rapid ASPECTS*

Based on the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS), Rapid ASPECTS uses validated machine-learning to automatically identify regions of the brain and scores to help physicians quickly assess areas of irreversible injury on non-contrast CT (NCCT) scans.
*Not available for commercial sale in the US

Rapid Mobile App

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Rapid Mobile App

This technology helps hospitals improve patient outcomes while increasing operational efficiencies. The Rapid Mobile App gives stroke team members fast access to results and an easy way to align on patient care.

Rapid U

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Rapid U

Rapid U is an advanced role-based training and certification program for the RapidAI platform. It enables all members of your stroke care team to use RapidAI technology effectively to positively impact patient outcomes.

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We’re ready to lead you into the future of cerebrovascular imaging.

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