Emory Healthcare, Georgia, USA
Dr. Timothy Buchman
Director Critical Care Center, Emory Healthcare
Emory continues to address the challenge of providing comprehensive critical care to a growing number of critically ill patients. They piloted a new program, referred to as “Turning Night into Day.” This unique program aimed to improve clinician quality of life and work efficiency by relocating those care providers to an offsite center at Macquarie University’s MQ Health in Sydney Australia. This allowed the clinicians to deliver night time care to their patients in the Emory eICU program during day light hours while they were in Sydney. This program operated simultaneously with the onsite staff in Atlanta ensuring 24/7 coverage with staff on both sides of the world.
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