At the Philips Users Group Meeting, which was held on November 14-16 in Baltimore, Maryland, Gary Anderson, MHA, RN, FACHE, vice president of operations for Advanced ICU Care, presented the keys to a successful expansion and implementation of tele-ICU services.
“Our experience in implementing and operating tele-ICU programs in multiple hospitals with diverse needs has taught us the importance of early, multi-disciplinary collaborations, dedicated implementation teams, and the involvement of technical and clinical leadership, including physicians, in the process,” said Anderson.
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He added that it has, as a result, incorporated physician engagement, management to performance measures, quality reporting processes, and ongoing training and education into all its programs.
In the U.S., Advanced ICU Care is the largest independent provider of tele-ICU programs. For all its projects, its clients have praised the organization’s seamless implementations as the gold standard. To improve clinical, operational and financial performance in hospitals, the use of telemedicine is rapidly growing in healthcare. In expanding the availability of scarce specialists and professionals to broader populations, telemedicine technology is particularly important.
In order to provide round-the-clock monitoring of ICU patients by board certified intensivists, Advanced ICU Care’s tele-ICU programs combine sophisticated technology with a rigorous adherence to evidence-based medical guidelines. While reducing the likelihood of complications, these tele-ICU programs enable hospitals to provide the recommended standard of care to their most fragile patients and thus improve patient care and safety.
Using a comprehensive approach with a proven track record of success, Advanced ICU Care offers ICU programs to improve the clinical and financial performance of its hospital partners. As the nation’s largest independent tele-ICU provider, Advanced ICU Care has successfully implemented and managed more programs than any other organization.
To achieve a rigorous focus on evidence-based best practices that improves patient care and safety, its tele-ICU programs combine experienced intensivist-led care teams, sophisticated technology and collaborative programs with hospital staff.
Edited by Rich Steeves