ISC Meeting - February 6-9

Thanks for visiting us in Phoenix, Arizona at the 2024 International Stroke Conference!

ISC Highlights

Building a Bridge to Better Outcomes

The transition from hospital to community settings is a critical time. Challenges for stroke survivors and care partners do not end when they leave the hospital. They require customized care and support.

Kandu Health, an Imperative Care business, provides stroke survivors with the guidance they need at home with a 90-day virtual recovery program.  We partner with hospitals to ensure patients have a safe transition home and a customized recovery plan. Together, we provide continuity of patient care to achieve better quality of life for stroke survivors and their care partners.


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Changing the Trajectory of Stroke Care

Kandu Enrollees at 90-day Graduation

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Lower readmissions than published norms

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Survivors living independently (mRS 0-2)

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Success of collecting 90-day mRS scores

Program results through 17 January 2024. On file at Kandu Health

Outcomes from the First 100 Enrollees Served by a Novel Tech-Enabled Post-Acute Clinical Service

Kandu Health's post-acute healthcare navigation, social needs support, and health behavior change approach demonstrated outcomes in the pilot population that positively impact stroke survivor quality of life, reduce readmissions, and increase compliance with discharge follow-up.

Listen to Lauren Sheehan's presentation of this poster from ISC 2024 by Nancey Trevanian Tsai, MD et al.

Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L is the Senior Director of Clinical Services at Kandu Health

Reducing Disparities in Access to Rehab through Digital Health Applications

Stroke rehabilitation begins during acute hospital care and continues throughout the lifespan for many individuals who have sustained a stroke. Access to stroke rehab is limited by funding, location, and culture– causing disparities in access to care.

Listen to Nancey Trevanian Tsai, MD recap her presentation from the Invited Symposium at ISC 2024.

Nancey Trevanian Tsai, MD is the Medical Director of Kandu Medical Services and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the MUSC

Can a Remote Telehealth-Based Program Support Survivors with Varying Social Needs Post-Stroke?

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are a significant contributor to disparities in health and have been demonstrated to put individuals at higher risk for 90-day mortality. Understanding and addressing SDOH needs after stroke can support improved health and outcomes as survivors return home.

Listen to Melanie Winters, LCSW walk through these insights on care across the continuum, first presented as a Heads-Up Poster and during the Nursing Symposium at ISC 2024.

Melanie Winters, LCSW is a Staff Navigator at Kandu Health

Early Access: Patient Case Study
Serving Diverse Social Determinants of Health Populations with a Remote Stroke Recovery Program

Every patient's stroke recovery journey is unique. At Kandu, we work with stroke survivors and their care partners to create a recovery roadmap tailored to each patient's social determinants of health (SDOH) needs. In this case study, we compare the support Kandu provided to two different patients and the outcomes they achieved.

Kandu Webinar Series
An Insight to Best Practices in Post-Acute Stroke Care

We are excited to announce that Kandu Health is hosting a webinar series moderated by Tudor Jovin, MD, FAHA. Join us to learn about best practices in post-acute stroke support during two different sessions, beginning March 20th. Space is limited, click below to reserve your spot today!

"It was really helpful to talk with my navigator about specific actions I needed to take during my recovery. I am so grateful that Kandu guided me through this life-changing event, introduced me to other stroke survivors, and helped me focus on what was important."

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Stroke Survivor, Librarian, & Kandu Program Graduate

"Kandu allows us to continue to provide comprehensive care to patients after they leave our hospital. They are an important resource for patients when they need it most– during those first weeks and months after hospital discharge. Kandu's focus on the whole person ensure patients are set up for success."

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Patrick Topping, MBA, BSN, RN

Stroke Program Coordinator at Cooper Neurological Institute

"It was the support of the Kandu Stroke Community that impacted me the most throughout the program. Listening to other survivors and their incredible journeys and courage, and having a consistent connection and interaction with my Navigator, gave me the tools I needed to ensure ongoing progress in my recovery."

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Stroke Survivor, Guardian Ad Litem, & Kandu Program Graduate

"The access to solutions is very limited. There are no roads where we're going. We are excited about providing more care to more patients as we move forward and effectively changing this era of stroke care to one that actually considers the patient as the constant in the entire continuum."


Fred Khoshravi

CEO and Chariman, Imperative Care

"The insurance will let the doctor talk to you for the measured ten minutes, but Kandu can pick it up and take it from there. You have that extension, and I think that's exceptionally important. What would we have done without Kandu? This program surpassed even what family could do."



Care Partner, Former School Psychologist, and Kandu Participant

“Kandu is almost a protégé for how important is for a program to partner with health care agencies. We're creating a way to help the team, helping the patient learn more about resources, helping them to reduce length of stay when possible."


Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN

Associate Director of Physical Medicine & Rehab and Chief of Psychology & Neuropsychology at Cedars-Sinai

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