The Link to Better Patient Outcomes

The healthcare community has a saying – “time is brain” – when it comes to strokes. It means that every second counts to limit damage, to save lives. Access to immediate care is so important, but so is access to highly coordinated and comprehensive care that spans those first hours through the first year post stroke.

Stroke is the number one cause of disability in the United States and having access to long-term coordinated and comprehensive care from hospitalization to at-home recovery is what improves patient outcomes.

The Facts Are Startling


Acute care complications occur in 85% of strokes


Readmission occurs in 13% of stroke cases


Stroke recurrence occurs in 20% of cases within 90 days


Risk factor control for key elements, such as blood pressure and diabetes control is at most 45%, for post-stroke patients

Our Proven Model Improves Patient Outcomes & Reduces Immediate and Long-Term Cost of Care.

By integrating and coordinating care using a proven stroke care model that extends outside of the hospital care, we are able to see game-changing results in stroke patients and the impact on the family and caregivers, including lower stroke recurrence and hospital readmissions and increased functional outcomes. 

The Results of Our Model Include:


Fewer complications

20% reduction in complications during acute stroke phase


Lower stroke recurrence

11% reduction in stroke recurrence


Reduced readmissions

15% reduction in hospital readmissions


Lower costs

25% reduction in total cost of care across 12 months

Controlled blood pressure

111% increase in patients having blood pressure controlled


Higher medication adherence and control

90% increase in patients having controlled cholesterol & appropriate statin medication


Controlled diabetes

183% increase in patients having diabetes controlled


Improved Patient Experience

Increase patient experience through long-term patient and family engagement

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A stroke patient’s journey to wellness is a long-term process and never occurs alone. Dedicated and on-going stroke care management and education is needed to support patients achieve optimal wellness and outcomes. Family and caregivers are also such an important component of how patients get better, but they experience their own side-effects from the strain it puts on them. Stroke Link Health integrates both patient and family care management and education across a year-long journey.

The Stroke Link Health impact begs the question – why doesn’t every stroke program and payor implement this? Good question. Contact us and let us know what health system and insurance provider you would like us to partner with so you and your loved ones can receive better stroke care.