“That is why Emory decided to send one physician and one nurse to Perth, so that collaborative effort is maintained. The goal of the program and its clinicians to ensure quality patient care is also preserved by continuing this model.”
“As part of our commitment to continually improve patient and carers' experiences within the health care system, we are excited to welcome Dr. Buchman and his Emory Healthcare critical care team located on site, said Liz MacLeod, Chief Executive, East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS).
“We both share the same goals and objectives, which are to provide the best patient care possible. Hosting this program at RPH allows us to see first hand how remote ICU monitoring could possibly change the face of acute medicine in the future, by bringing together geographically dispersed teams in different parts of the world.”
The Philips eICU program has delivered proven success for Emory Healthcare since its implementation four years ago. The program demonstrated that remote ICU monitoring can help to save lives, increases provider satisfaction and drives cost savings through length of stay reduction and inpatient readmission decrease*. The solution is part of a connected, patient-centred care and analytics suite that supports advanced care delivery models both in the hospital and to the home.
* Emory achieved over 15 months across its 136 beds at five hospital sites the following:
- Discharged more patients to home healthcare (+4.9%) rather than nursing homes or long-term care hospitals (-6.9%)
- Saved an estimated US $4.6M over 15 months (a US $1,486 reduction in average US Medicare spending per patient)
- Decreased 60-day inpatient readmission (-2.1%)
A whitepaper on calculating the value of remote ICU monitoring (tele-ICU) can be found here.