Stroke remains a significant public health problem in the United States and internationally. Here in the U.S., stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability. Each year in the U.S., nearly 800,000 patients suffer a new stroke. Stroke is also a complicated condition to treat, with new literature on best-practice care often challenging clinical teams to remain continuously current.
Where and When. Qmetis’ stroke work is grounded in the belief that well-developed, user-friendly, evidence-based decision-support tools can aid the work of stroke clinicians, emergency medicine physicians, non-stroke neurologists, internists, intensivists, and nursing staff in hospitals, both in stroke centers and also hospitals that provide stroke care but without constant stroke expertise on site. Practically this applies to a majority of community and rural hospitals. Though tertiary, academic centers and comprehensive stroke centers can also utilize decision-support tools for clinical guidance and quality improvement initiatives.
StrokeQx. Qmetis’ newest release in its line of evidence-based decision support tools is StrokeQx, helping clinicians with acute stroke management from when the patient arrives to triage in the emergency room, throughout the hospital admission, and up until the time of discharge. StrokeQx is designed to be easy to use, with questions presented that reflect the end user’s previous responses, guiding clinicians to the next steps in appropriate management while providing a quick reference of relevant guidelines. At the end of use, an evidence-based report is generated for each patient. The reports are intended to help the user and the hospital system monitor their practice against recommended evidence.
For more on StrokeQx or to see a demo on StrokeQx, please contact us.