What is tele-ICU?
More about the Emory Healthcare journey.
Emory Healthcare’ tele-ICU program was recently recognized in the third annual Evaluation of Hospital-Setting HCIA Awards report conducted on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.15 During an independent audit that spanned 15 months, the program at Emory was compared to nine other hospitals in the Atlanta area to determine the success of the implementation.

$1,486

reduction in average Medicare spending per 60-day episode, yielding an estimated

4.9%

increase in discharges to home healthcare and 6.9% decline in discharges to skilled nursing facilities and long-term care hospitals

2.1%

decrease in the rate of 60-day inpatient readmissions