The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI) (formerly AR SAVES), in cooperation with the Department of Human Services, has implemented a telehealth program designed to save Arkansans from imminent stroke-related neurological damage and possible death through statewide collaboration between remote neurologists and the state’s most affected rural hospitals.

The program has a dedicated 24/7 call center to facilitate consults with a vascular neurologist to help with the administration of tissue plasminogen activator (Alteplase) as rural hospitals lack the staff resources to identify and manage thrombolysis candidates.