MEYTEC implements the telestroke network in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)

On 1st April the new federal wide telemedicine stroke network “Telestroke-Network RLP” in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) was implemented. MEYTEC equipped 6 neurological hospitals and 6 hospitals as a part of the master plan with telemedicine systems. The server infrastructure is located in the data center of the federal state in Mainz and the network hospitals are connected using efficient medMned–VPN-broadband technology.
A new level of the emergency preparedness of neurological services is now available in six neurological hospitals: Catholic Hospital Koblenz-Montabaur, Hospital Idar-Oberstein, Hospital Ludwigshafen, Hospital of the Barmherzige Brüder Trier e.V., University Hospital of the Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Westpfalz-Hospital. The six hospitals take turns on a daily basis to offer neurological expertise.
During the launch event of the 21th April 2016 the “Telestroke Network RLP was officially implemented in the presence of Mr. David Langer – State Secretary of the Ministry of Health. Prof. Dr. Grau, the head physician of the neurological department at the Ludwigshafen hospital. The co-initiator of the network explained, that the teleneurological networks are an important and useful complement to the established Stroke-Unit concept especially in the lowlands of the region. The coordination of the network will be performed by the Neurologist, PD Dr. Palm, from Ludwigshafen am Rhein Hospital.