Arriving at the decision that a tele-ICU will add value and potentially reduce cost is easier than ever, yet the path to implementation can be challenging. In the past, tele-ICU solutions required significant upfront investment. But today, the model is attainable for all hospitals, regardless of size, operational and technical capacity, and intensivist staffing resources.
We recognize this, and offer the Philips eICU Outreach Program to connect smaller organizations with tele-health services managed by eICU programs at larger facilities. We help set up a partnership with a facility using a Philips eICU program, so a smaller organization can have its critical care beds monitored and realize the benefits of an eICU program with minimal investment.
Through strategic partnerships, executive and clinical leaders can mobilize or complement their current capabilities to implement a tele-ICU and realize a financially sustainable option that can improve ICU outcomes.