There is substantial evidence that today’s highly complex ICUs are best managed by specialists in intensive care. For example, the Leapfrog Group has found that mortality rates are up to 30 percent lower and lengths of stay (LOS) up to three days shorter in ICUs managed by critical care board certified intensivists.


Streamlined Tele-ICU (eICU) shifts


In recent years there has been an increase in the number of patients needing ICU care without a corresponding increase in the supply of intensivists. RemoteICU offers a solution to this challenge. We provide hundreds of hospitals of all sizes with high quality, cost-effective, streamlined Tele-ICU (eICU) shifts, for both existing and new Virtual ICUs. Through Virtual ICUs, we enable a relatively small number of intensivists to oversee the care of a large number of ICU patients, thus enabling hospitals to meet today’s standard of care.


Our teleintensivists perform all routine and advanced ICU measures:

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RemoteICU: Delivering A World Of Benefits

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    Improve clinical outcomes while decreasing the costs of care per patient

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    Constant Coverage

    Fill your specialist shortages and regular scheduling gaps with licensed physicians who desire a permanent position

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    Easy and Low Cost Implementation

    The total cost of adding RemoteICU is comparable to hiring a new physician locally

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    Decreased Mortality Rate

    With 24/7 accessibility, RemoteICU physicians maintain uninterrupted monitoring of patients to provide improved treatment

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    Night And Weekend Coverage

    Our physician specialists will cover your hard to fill night, weekend and holiday shifts

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    Reduced Physician Burnout & Turnover

    Improved work conditions decrease the burden on your in-house team and increase staff satisfaction and retention

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    Meet The Leapfrog Standard

    Staff your hospital unit with our qualified specialists to meet the Leapfrog Physician Staffing Standard

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How we Work

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    You and our RemoteICU Medical Director will discuss your clinical needs in full detail.

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    Receive a Proposal

    RemoteICU will send a proposal to help address your coverage needs.

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    Physician Selection & Credentialing

    Your hospital can begin interviewing RemoteICU physicians without delay. RemoteICU will then credential physicians to permit them to become permanent members of your hospital staff.

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    IT Implementation

    RemoteICU’s IT specialists will coordinate with your hospital’s IT team and oversee all the arrangements.

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    The First Shift

    Due to a rapid and simultaneous process, RemoteICU physicians will be able to perform their first shift within the soonest possible time frame.

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A Small Hospital System's ICUs

A hospital system with two hospitals had only part-time in-house intensivist coverage. The critical care physicians would round on the ICU patients in the morning, but the physicians were not in the ICU most of the day. Patient issues which would arise in the ICUs after they had completed their rounds were often left to the hospitalists to manage. This was clearly suboptimal and did not meet accepted standards of ICU care. At night, ICU patients continued to be managed by hospitalists, who were also responsible for the management of non-ICU patients throughout the hospital. The intensivists were available from home by telephone, which meant that they had to be woken up if their expertise was needed. As such, they were only involved in the most urgent issues. Since they were at home, they had to rely on information relayed to them by the nurses or hospitalists as they did not have easy access to the EMR or the bedside telemetry. Management of less-acute problems were often postponed until the morning.RemoteICU was brought in to address these problems. RemoteICU enables a comprehensive ICU telemedicine solution, including technology and critical care board-certified physicians who are members of the hospital staff. The RemoteICU doctors are available from their workstations continuously, with instant access to the EMR, radiology images, and bedside telemetry as well as high-definition cameras in each room which enable them to assess the patients and to interact with them and/or their family members.

A Large Hospital System's ICUs

A large rural hospital had a “revolving door” of moonlighters and locum tenens doctors. This frequent staff turnover had a negative impact on the care being rendered in the ICU. The hospitalists and the bedside nurses found it quite challenging to always be working with and acclimating to new physicians.This often led to frustrating communications between nurses and doctors, discontinuity of patient care, and inconsistent adherence to hospital protocols. This arrangement was also quite costly to the hospital.RemoteICU was contracted to empower a comprehensive telemedicine technology solution, including a lineup of intensivists presented to the hospital clinical leadership for proposed acceptance to join their clinical staff, with no capital investment in infrastructure. This new intensivist stability has improved the quality and the consistency of the ICU care and has improved ICU staff satisfaction. This also enabled the hospital to attain Leapfrog compliance, a high priority for this hospital.

Large Hospital Neurology

A large hospital had too few neurologists on staff to handle their large number of acute stroke cases. Therefore, the hospital had outsourced their stroke coverage to a tele-stroke provider, but they were often dissatisfied with the timeliness of the neurologists’ responses. The hospital turned to RemoteICU to provide neurologists who would join their permanent physician staff and would be dedicated to covering only their hospital and its related facilities. RemoteICU coordinated a no capital investment comprehensive telemedicine solution, including staff neurologists who not only cover tele-stroke cases but who also would perform tele-neurology consults. This has satisfied the hospital’s tele-stroke and tele-neurology needs.

Large Hospital System Hospitalist

A large hospital system had bedside hospitalists who were too busy with the large volume of admissions and calls they were expected to handle.The hospital turned to RemoteICU to provide additional hospitalists to enhance coverage of the hospital and its associated inpatient facilities thereby correcting the hospital’s clinical personnel shortage. The tele-hospitalists work hand-in-hand with the bedside hospitalists and nurses. Patient and clinical staff are now much more satisfied since their needs are being met in a more-timely manner.

A Large Hospital With One Individual Hospital in Need of ICU Coverage

A single hospital with a small intensive care unit (7 beds) was compelled to transfer out many of their acute patients because they did not have a physician who was qualified to manage complicated acute cases, including mechanically ventilated patients. As a result, most of the patients requiring ICU level of care were being transferred to a distant hospital to receive ICU care. RemoteICU was brought in to manage these critically ill patients. This has enabled the hospital to keep the vast majority of these patients thereby improving the continuity of care and retaining more of the revenues that these patients generate.

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    We provide hospitals with Tele-ICU shifts (eICU), for existing and new Virtual ICUs

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    Our Internal Medicine telehospitalists cover the smallest to the largest hospitals

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    Tele-Neurology & Tele-Stroke

    Our teleneurologists perform general neurology, in addition to tPA administration for stroke via TeleStroke

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    Other Specialties

    Our telemedicine coverage is replicated and performed for all inpatient or outpatient specialties

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