• By Dana Sparks

Electronic Media Helping Brain Injury Patients

November 5, 2012

The road back to health for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is tough and can be even more difficult for those living in remote rural areas. So, Mayo Clinic and collaborators including the Departments of Health in Minnesota and Iowa, Regional Health in South Dakota, and Sanford Health in North Dakota, will be studying and testing new ways to provide specialized TBI care, with a focus on reaching rural areas and underserved urban populations.

Mayo Clinic physiatrist Allen Brown, M.D., director of brain rehabilitation research says, “We know early intervention and longitudinal care give people the best chance to minimize or prevent lasting effects of TBI. We believe this is the first study of this scope — four states, three health systems and two state departments of health — using electronic technology to improve care with no face-to-face contact.”

Read entire news release: TBI   

Sound bites with Dr. Brown are available in the downloads

Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Allen Brown, Mayo Clinic Physiatrist

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