Infographic: Why Use Telemedicine in the ICU?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

With the dramatic increase in the number of ICU patients in the United States, combined with a shortage of qualified ICU intensivists, many hospitals are turning to telemedicine to help monitor ICU patients.

A new infographic by Eagle Hospital Physicians shows how telemedicine is currently being used in the ICU along with the benefits of cost-savings and improved quality of care that hospitals and other healthcare facilities are realizing.

Why Use Telemedicine in the ICU?

The world of digitally enabled care is exploding: the number of patients using telehealth services will rise to 7 million in 2018, according to IHS Technology; healthcare apps and ‘wearables’ are trending in technology circles and healthcare providers’ offices; and CMS’s new ‘Next Generation ACO’ model is expected to favor expanded telehealth coverage.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine delivers actionable new telehealth metrics on technologies, program components, successes and ROI from 115 healthcare organizations. This 60-page report, now in its fourth year, documents benchmarks on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives, with historical perspective from 2009 to present.

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