TeleMovement Disorders is a Swedish TeleHealth service that brings the expertise of neurologists and nurse practitioners at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute to communities where this type of care is not currently available.
How Does TeleMovement Disorders Work?
Using the TeleMovement Disorders service allows the patient to have an initial or follow-up exam without requiring travel outside his or her community. This telemedicine program permits a movement disorders specialist in Seattle and a specially trained staff member acting in the role of telepresenter, who facilitates the assessment, to use hi-definition bi-directional videoconferencing to conduct a thorough exam.
Following the exam, the Swedish neurologist or nurse practitioner is able to provide appropriate recommenda¬tions and treatment options, which can be managed by the patient’s local physician, avoiding additional travel outside the patient’s community.
Because travel adds another layer of complexity for a patient suffering from a movement disorder, TeleMovement Disorders is convenient and improves patient safety and satisfaction. Our specially trained neurologists and nurse practitioners are able to provide the same type of detailed assessment and treatment recommendations to patients in remote locations, as they provide their patients in Seattle. This allows subspecialty care to be delivered locally.
About Our Movement Disorders Specialists
The movement disorders special¬ists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute focus on finding treat¬ment options that will provide the best possible outcomes and improve the quality of life for their patients. TeleMovement Disorders provides access to the expertise available through this central resource, while offering patients the convenience of local appointments. Movement disorders include involuntary muscle contractions, restless leg syndrome, essential tremor, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as other movement conditions.
To learn more about Swedish's TeleMovement Disorders Program, or how to become a TeleHealth partner or utilize any of our TeleHealth services, please call 206-320-3112 or contact us at TeleHealth@swedish.org.