“This partnership enables a fundamental shift in the delivery of critical care, impacting outcomes and reducing costs, by leveraging technology to support access to highly experienced critical care physicians and nurses which is an ongoing challenge for hospitals internationally, especially in Japan,” said Professor Otake of Showa University Hospital. “Telehealth solutions, like the Philips eICU program, can help deliver much needed expertise to impact providers, clinicians and patients.”
The Philips eICU program allows for near real-time remote patient monitoring and early intervention via advanced audio-visual technology. Smart algorithms can predict deteriorations in health, giving remote experts the ability to communicate with bedside caregivers via live video link, to continuously monitor patient status, and advise on the best course of treatment from wherever they are located.
“The eICU represents the future of globalized critical care, transforming the delivery of care from the bedside,” said Hiroyuki Tsutsumi, CEO, Philips Japan. “Having a centralized remote patient support center provides the ability to consolidate and standardize care, reduce transfers while maximizing bed utilization, and reassure bedside staff. This helps reduces costs while enhancing revenues, patient flow and capacity management across the system.”
Increasingly virtual health hubs are leveraging eICU technology and care transformation beyond the ICU to impact clinical, financial and operational outcomes to support broad patient flow and clinical access efficiency across the acute patient experience. Such systems recognize the value of technology-enabled clinical insights is one of the primary drivers for sustainable operational improvement. The Philips eICU program is part of a connected, patient-centered care and analytics suite that supports advanced care delivery models, both in the hospital and in the home. Published evaluations of the eICU program performance outcomes include:
- Increased ICU case volume by 21 percent without adding additional beds or costs ;
- Reduced ICU mortality in eICU monitored care areas by 20 percent ;
- Generated care savings of nearly $1,500 per patient across a 60 day post ICU episode ;
- Achieved a 30 percent reduction in ICU patient length of stay .
A recently published whitepaper calculating the value of remote ICU monitoring (tele-ICU) can be found here.
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