Harnessing innovative neurotechnologies to provide better urgent care at Banner Health

_______________ For Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health system in the United States, finding ways to make health care easier and better for our patients is at the root of everything we do. That’s why we are making significant investments into the digital health and neurotech space, trying to answer some common pain points. Let me give you an example. Last year, Banner Urgent Care turned to an innovative device, BrainScope One, to provide better care and to help save patients money and time, as it helps clinicians identify traumatic brain injuries and concussions. This is an area of growing concern. Statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that there were approximately 2.5 million visits to emergency departments for traumatic brain injuries in 2014—an increase of 54% from 2006. Of those, roughly 812,000 were for children. While the medical community already has several methods to diagnose concussion and structural brain injuries, BrainScope One is proving to be a valuable and complementary tool to guide treating physicians on the most appropriate appropriate next step. The device helps answer two important questions quickly: 1. Has the patient suffered structural brain damage? 2. Has the patient suffered a functional injury to the brain—a concussion? The sweet spot for BrainScope in urgent care My colleague Daniel Bates, MD, MS, who is Banner Health’s physician lead at the Banner Urgent Care clinics in Nort...
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