Tag: tele-ICU

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With a focus on evidence-based, state-of-the-art information throughout, the eighth edition of Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine offers authoritative guidance to the wide variety of specialty physicians and non-physicians practicing in the adult intensive care environment. This comprehensive textbook covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field, and has been completely updated to provide encyclopedic, interprofessional coverage to support practitioners in every... Read More | Comment
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Medically fragile infants on ventilation support at community or rural hospitals without surgical services sometimes need those services. That poses a challenge for pediatric anesthesiologists who need to assess these babies preoperatively and discuss their anesthesia plan for surgery with their parents without transporting such vulnerable patients. For Joann Hunsberger and Sally Bitzer, anesthesiologists and critical care specialists at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the answer... Read More | Comment
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Telemedicine by means of video visits can increase patient access to care, but there is little evidence about broad integration of video visits into existing clinical care, particularly for primary care.1,2 In an integrated delivery system that implemented video-visit capability for all clinicians in 2014, we examined the characteristics of all 210,383 scheduled video visits among 152,809 patients from 2015 through 2017. Video visits, accessible... Read More | Comment
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Dutch government is encouraging the healthcare sector to expand telehealth (eHealth) services. Dutch government wants eHealth to become more widely available and is encouraging the healthcare sector to develop it further. These are the following goals: By 2019 80% of the chronically ill have direct electronic access to some of their medical data, such as medication data, vital functions and test results, and is able... Read More | Comment
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How do we Identify specific Remote ICU investment and emerging trends? Does the Remote ICU performance meet the customer’s requirements? How do we manage Remote ICU Knowledge Management (KM)? How frequently do you track Remote ICU measures? What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Remote ICU? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is... Read More | Comment
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Tele-stenting appears more possible now than ever, as Vascular Robotics announced an interventional cardiologist used its CorPath GRX System to perform a remote percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a pig 100 miles away. Ryan Madder, MD, navigated the robotic equipment from Ludington, Michigan, while using a telecommunications system to connect with bedside staff in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Madder previously led the REMOTE-PCI study, which showed... Read More | Comment
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Innovations in workforce training and technology specific to the ICU may be useful in addressing the shortage of intensivist physicians, yielding benefits to patients and payers. Implementation of the advanced practice provider residency program and tele‐ICU was associated with a significant reduction in average Medicare spending per episode. Read More | Comment
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A partnership involving Emory Healthcare, Royal Perth Hospital in Australia, along with health technology company, Philips, will move night intensive care work in the Emory eICU Center into daylight hours, focusing on the globalization of critical care medicine. The new project will allow Emory physicians and nurses to deliver care from the other side of the Earth by working in daylight hours in Australia to... Read More | Comment
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The ability of properly modified ICU telemedicine programs to increase case volume and access to high-quality critical care with improved annual direct contribution margins suggests that there is a financial argument to encourage the wider adoption of ICU telemedicine. Annual case volume increased from 4,752 (pre-ICU telemedicine) to 5,735 (ICU telemedicine) and 6,581 (logistic center). Read More | Comment
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Emory Healthcare used Philips' technology for an eICU program, resulting in massive savings, lowered readmission rates and more. Emory's story began in 2010 and 2011, when team members saw tele-ICUs based on platforms from Philips and another vendor. The Emory teams appreciated Philips’ population-level tools as well as how Philips' platform encouraged teamwork within the eICU center. Read More | Comment
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Large hospitals staff their ICUs with 24/7 intensivists but smaller facilities rely on tele-ICU systems that provide specialist help as needed. The eCare program being implemented at BayCare, which includes 14 Florida hospitals, has led to reductions in ICU lengths of stay and complications, along with greater physician, patient and family satisfaction. Read More | Comment