Numerous peer-reviewed studies have shown that ICU morbidity, mortality, length of stay and costs are greatly reduced when proactive, direct care is led by a board-certified intensivist. However, most hospitals are unable to staff their ICUs at this level due to the expense and a shortage of specialists. InTouch Health remote presence technology solutions address these challenges by enabling virtual intensivist coverage, resulting in improved efficiencies, clinical outcomes and financial results for academic, community, rural and critical access hospitals. By allowing intensivists to integrate existing best-practice clinical protocols and workflows with a mobile robotic platform to support effective, remote proactive care in an ICU environment, InTouch Health provides a unique TeleICU model for a fraction of what other more fixed ICU monitoring solutions cost.
June 12, 2013What's Behind the Volume Drop?
Telemedicine is helping reduce hospital admissions by delivering the right care at the right time.
May 29, 2013When Demand Explodes
Health reform will cause demand for services to soar -- and telemedicine can help match patients with practitioners.