The stroke coordinator is integral to patient outcomes and an institution’s stroke program

Stroke coordinators are passionate about helping patients get the best treatment and have a unique position in understanding the time-sensitive nature of stroke. Their roles are instrumental in correcting stroke care deficiencies and coordinating performance improvement. Their sphere of influence includes:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Implementing quality methodology
  • Education

The success of patient outcomes and the stroke program are dependent on the stewardship of the stroke coordinator.

Activase® (alteplase) stroke reporting

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Measuring the impact of a stroke program may improve patient outcomes such as increased survival, increased discharge to home, decreased complications, and decreased length of hospital stay. 19
  • CMS requires reporting on designated quality measures in order to receive a higher annual update to Medicare MS-DRG rates. To avoid a 2% penalty in Medicare reimbursement, hospitals must report all Hospital IQR measures. 20