Review: Teleneurology Feasible for Several Neurologic Disorders

Teleneurology is feasible for several neurological disorders, according to a review published online Dec. 4 in Neurology.

Jamie M. Hatcher-Martin, M.D., Ph.D., from the Emory University Brain Health Centre in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted a review to provide an overview of evidence-based data on the role of teleneurology in the care of patients with neurologic disorders.

The researchers note that in terms of patient and caregiver satisfaction, studies report noninferiority of evaluations by telemedicine compared with traditional, in-person evaluations. Dementia has been suggested to be amenable to remote evaluation because the interview comprises a large part of the examination. Studies suggest increased access, good diagnostic accuracy, patient and provider satisfaction, and possible cost savings with teleneurology for dementia care. For people with epilepsy, teleneurology can address many unique challenges, including restricted driving privileges that can hinde