What is TeleICU?

TeleICU, or TeleCritical Care, has become a way for hospitals and health systems to more effectively provide intensivist-led care into the ICU. Often times, smaller ICUs are challenged with having appropriate coverage and continuity of care. With teleICU, intensivists can remotely manage patients and provide the oversight needed to advance the patient’s care.

Utilizing telehealth to provide consistent intensivist support in the ICU has been shown to overcome critical care challenges and provide significant benefits for patients, including:

• Decreased morbidity and mortality
• Decreased length of stay
• Increased bed capacity
• Increased bundle compliance
• Reduction in emergent response times

InTouch TeleICU Solution

Through the use of the InTouch Telehealth Network, hospitals have been able to facilitate intensivist presence resulting in better clinical outcomes. With the InTouch TeleICU care delivery models, hospitals have been able to:

• Increase quality of patient care through specialist access and appropriate triage
• Reduce risk and improve quality measures (VAP, DVT, CLABSI, CAUTI)
• Reduce costs through intensivist-led care and oversight
• Decrease length of stay and increase patient census

InTouch Health customers have developed a “Round and Respond” model of teleICU care. In this model, a physician is able to proactively manage, triage, and treat patients based on the needs and capacity of the remote facility. This model has proven to be effective in driving outcomes and less disruptive than other more capital intensive models.

Results

Customers have realized significant results by using our comprehensive teleICU solution. By providing intesivist-led care, health systems have been able to reduce ICU length of stay by 1.2 days, reduce charges per case by $2,600, and provide savings of as high as $1.7 M annually. These results are driven by improved quality through better patient triage and support of high-acuity patient care. In addition, with the InTouch Health solution, hospitals have been able to fully implement their teleICU solution in as little as 30 days.

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