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Intermountain Touts the Successes of its NICU Telehealth Program

January 7, 2019 - An effective telemedicine platform will not only improve outcomes and reduce wasteful spending, but give smaller, rural hospitals the expertise to treat more of their patients and reduce stressful transfers to larger hospitals. That, in essence, is what Intermountain Healthcare’s neonatal telehealth program is doing. And one of its program leaders says the connected care platform...


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AACN Updates Guidelines for Nurses in ICU Telemedicine Programs

by Eric Wicklund

The success and expansion of telemedicine programs across the country that focus on ICU care – also known as teleICU programs – has given rise to a new question: How should these programs be designed for nurses? The American...

A Telemedicine Program Links ICU Patients to Clinicians Down Under

by Eric Wicklund

An Atlanta health system is seeing enough good results from a telemedicine platform in Australia that it’s opening a second eICU Down Under. Officials at Emory Healthcare have announced a new remote intensive care partnership with...

Telemedicine in the ICU: How One Hospital Improved Care Management

by Eric Wicklund

A small Florida hospital is finding that a telemedicine platform gives its doctors and nurses the best means of caring for their sickest patients. Executives at Florida Hospital New Smyrna, a 112-bed facility in New Smyrna Beach, just...

Telemedicine Gives Northwell Health a Better Path to Organ Donations

by Eric Wicklund

New York’s largest health system is using a telemedicine platform to improve the organ donation process – a digital health boost that is easing the workload for nurses and giving them more time for bedside care and...

VA, Air Force Expand Tele-ICU Program for Patient Care

by Thomas Beaton

A collaboration between the VA’s Midwest Healthcare Network and the Air Force’s Medical Operations Agency will open a tele-ICU program to Air Force servicemen at five military treatment centers across the country. Through this...

VA Hospitals Connect Via Tele-ICU, Remote Patient Monitoring

by Thomas Beaton

Two VA hospitals across the country from one another have connected through tele-ICU technology and remote patient monitoring tools to enhance the care of veterans under intensive care. A partnership between Eastern Oklahoma VA Health...

VT Health System Offers Tele-ICU, Specialized Telemedicine Care

by Thomas Beaton

A health system in Vermont launched a new telemedicine initiative that increases access to Tele-ICU and other forms of highly specialized patient care. Southwestern Vermont Medical System (SVMS) partnered with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health...

Tele-ICU Offers Flexibility, Speed, Personalized Patient Care

by Thomas Beaton

Tele-ICU, or the use of telemedicine within intensive care units, is emerging as a viable solution to improve the speed and personalization of care for patients in critical condition. At North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH), providers...

Telemedicine-based ICU Care Boosts Outcomes, Saves Millions

by Eric Wicklund

Emory Healthcare has saved roughly $4.6 million in Medicare costs by deploying a telemedicine platform in its intensive care unit. The results come from a three-year audit of the Atlanta-based health system’s eICU program, which has...

Study Proves Telemedicine’s Value in Coma Assessment and Care

by Eric Wicklund

Mayo Clinic Researchers are adding to the literature supporting telemedicine in the ICU with a study that indicates digital health can be used to monitor comatose patients as well as having someone at the bedside. A study conducted by...

Telemedicine Study Cites Tele-ICU’s Positive Impact on Patients

by Eric Wicklund

A year-long study of telemedicine programs at 17 hospital ICUs around the country has found that the tele-ICU concept has a direct impact on patient health. Presenting at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 46th Critical Care...

Telemedicine Success Requires an Alignment of Incentives (and Attitudes)

by Eric Wicklund

The physician at the head of a recent study on eICU benefits says the biggest challenge facing healthcare providers adopting telemedicine these days isn’t the technology. It’s the attitude. “If you apply the technology...

Telemedicine Study Makes a Financial Case for eICUs

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine access in a hospital’s ICU can improve case volume, save millions of dollars and pay for its own capital costs within three months, according to a new study. Conducted by Craig M. Lilly, MD, director of the eICU program...

Emory’s eICU Platform Takes Telehealth to a New Time Zone

by Eric Wicklund

Emory Healthcare is testing a telehealth platform that ensures patients in ICUs at any location and any time have immediate access to a clinician at the top of his or her game. To do this, the Atlanta-based health system is partnering...

Telehealth Can Be a Useful Communication Tool in the ICU

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth link could be more beneficial to clinicians than a room full of family members in the ICU, according to a new study. Conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the study finds that a videoconference link to...

Intermountain’s Critical Take on Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Housed in a warehouse separate from the rest of the health system, Intermountain Healthcare’s tele-critical care program may very well prove that some of the best healthcare takes place away from the patient. The program, launched...

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