Havasu Regional Medical Center (HRMC) has announced the successful implementation of the most advanced critical care telemedicine program available in hospital intensive care units. HRMC has partnered with Advanced ICU Care®, the nation’s largest provider of Tele-ICU services, to deliver monitoring by highly trained intensivist physicians and critical care specialists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing an extra layer of care that enhances patient safety. The Tele-ICU program meets the best practice standard to have intensivist physicians monitoring ICU patients around-the-clock. “We are pleased to partner with the physicians and clinicians at HRMC to provide additional clinical surveillance and support of their critically ill patients,” said Mary Jo Gorman, M.D., M.B.A., founder of Advanced ICU Care. “This strong alliance of critical care expertise combined with the most advanced telemedicine technology plus programs to continually improve care is working together to benefit and improve the health and safety of these patients.” Mike Patterson, HRMC CEO, stated, “Our patients are receiving the best recommended standard of medical care available with the collaboration between their doctor, the hospital critical care team and the remote telemonitoring oversight of Advanced ICU Care.” Advanced ICU Care’s team of intensivists and critical care nurses work around-the-clock complementing the care provided by the hospital physicians. The program continuously monitors patient vital signs, medications, labs and clinical status. Proactive data management tools identify problems before they become urgent, prompting immediate intervention when necessary. Two-way video access in each patient’s room enables face-to-face consultations between the bedside and Advanced ICU Care team.
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