05 Feb 2023
31 Jan 2023
Neurological diseases, such as stroke are the main cause of disability in the world, including in Indonesia. The 2018 Basic Health Research (RISKESDAS) showed that there has been a continuous increase in its prevalence annually. In the era of technology 4.0, hospitals must have telemedicine as a strategic marketing plan to improve their health care services and reach distant patients, including neurology services. This was evident after the incidence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), where they were required to adopt these systems. Several studies reported that telemedicide in neurology services (teleneurology, telestroke, telerehabilitation) can improve the outcomes of patients. Furthermore, distance, neurological deficit disorders, as well as COVID-19 provided the opportunity for teleneurology to become a superior service at the brain and neurosurgery hospitals because it prevents delays in the provision of health care services and aids the continuity at home.