The Altmark-Hospital published on the 12th of December 2019 a press release “Innovation: Telemedicine link to the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin”. The treatment quality for neurological emergency patients is improving in the western Altmark region. They receive the necessary highly specialized care faster and around the clock, especially in the case of strokes. An acute neurological treatment unit has been set up for this purpose, which will work in a collegial system, flanked by interdisciplinary cooperation with other professional groups in nursing and specialist therapy.
The neuro-team in the Altmark hospital is linked to the innovative telemedical network ANNOTeM under the leadership of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. During teleconsultation, in addition to the direct examination of the patient by the neurologist located in the expert center, CT images of the brain can also be examined.
Acute Neurological Care in the Northeast Germany with Telemedical Support (ANNOTeM)
The network consists of three maximum care clinics with high-end neurological expertise (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, BG Klinikum Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin and University Hospital Greifswald) and the Epilepsy Centre Berlin-Brandenburg as well as 13 regional care clinics in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt. The project was funded by the Innovation Fund at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA). The joint consortium was consisted of AOK Nordost, BARMER and Techniker Krankenkasse as well as MEYTEC GmbH, one of the most experienced technology providers for telemedicine in Germany.