ABOUT TELE- NEUROLOGY & TELE-STROKE
- Cover inpatient neurology
- Respond to stroke calls
- Administer tPA
- Read EKGs
- Communicate with patients and family members
Improve clinical outcomes while decreasing the costs of care per patient
Our easily accessible advanced technology allows your physicians to perform more effectively
Fill your specialist shortages and regular scheduling gaps with licensed physicians who desire a permanent position
The total cost of adding RemoteICU is comparable to hiring a new physician locally
With 24/7 accessibility, RemoteICU physicians maintain uninterrupted monitoring of patients to provide improved treatment
Our physician specialists will cover your hard to fill night, weekend and holiday shifts
Improved work conditions decrease the burden on your in-house team and increase staff satisfaction and retention
Staff your hospital unit with our qualified specialists to meet the Leapfrog Physician Staffing Standard
How we Work
You and our RemoteICU Medical Director will discuss your clinical needs in full detail.
RemoteICU will send a proposal to help address your coverage needs.
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.
RemoteICU’s IT specialists will coordinate with your hospital’s IT team and oversee all the arrangements.
Due to a rapid and simultaneous process, RemoteICU physicians will be able to perform their first shift within the soonest possible time frame.
Yes. Studies have shown that addressing chronic and increasing shortages in specialist physician coverage enables enhanced performance and helps improve patient outcomes.
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.
We provide hospitals with Tele-ICU shifts (eICU), for existing and new Virtual ICUsView Service
Our Internal Medicine telehospitalists cover the smallest to the largest hospitalsView Service
Our teleneurologists perform general neurology, in addition to tPA administration for stroke via TeleStrokeView Service
Our telemedicine coverage is replicated and performed for all inpatient or outpatient specialtiesView Service
November 1, 2023
Implementing a telemedicine program may seem like a costly endeavor, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. This comprehensive guide provides hospital administrators and decision-makers with budget-friendly, actionable tips for rolling out cost-effective telehealth services.
Learn how to make the most of your existing video conferencing technology and equipment to pilot services instead of purchasing expensive new tools. Start with a small pilot program focused on one specialty area and gather learnings before expanding more widely.
Leverage remote provider staffing models to access top talent rather than hiring full-time staff early on. Take advantage of available government grants, nonprofit funding, and other subsidies to offset training and implementation expenses.
And partner strategically with experienced health organizations who can provide insights into best practices and help avoid missteps. Follow these and other evidence-based recommendations to implement telemedicine in affordable stages, maximize resources, and work towards financial sustainability.
The tips outlined in this guide will allow you to provide patients with the proven benefits of telemedicine access in a prudent, cost-effective manner tailored to limited budgets. Telemedicine is the future of healthcare delivery and this step-by-step playbook will walk you through making it a reality at your hospital through tactical spending, resource utilization, and operational efficiency.
July 5, 2023
Each year, more than five million patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICU) across the United States. As the number of patients requiring ICU admission increases, hospitals are facing a shortage of staff with the correct qualifications to provide high-quality care. Studies have shown that intensivist-led ICUs have better outcomes than those staffed by doctors who are not specialized in the management of critically ill patients. But finding these highly trained staff – especially in rural or less populous areas – is often enormously challenging.
What is Teleneurology?
Neurology is just one of many fields of medicine that is taking advantage of advances in telemedicine which make it possible for doctors to see, diagnose and treat patients remotely. Using fairly simple equipment like a tv monitor or tablet combined with more powerful communication technologies, providers, including neurologists, can assess a patient whether s/he is at home, in the hospital, or in a medical clinic. With telehealth technology, remote providers can monitor patients’ blood pressure and other vitals in real time and access the health data they need to make diagnoses and treatment decisions.
January 26, 2023
Telestroke technology is a form of telemedicine, where stroke specialists provide real-time consultations and guidance to bedside providers who are managing stroke patients in a hospital or medical center that does not have stroke specialists on site, using telemedicine technology. The technology enables ER physicians or other emergency department personnel to have near-instant access to the expertise they need to arrive at the correct diagnosis, make appropriate critical decisions, and provide timely treatment.
This can lead to prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment, which translates to a much greater chance of full recovery for patients. However, the implementation of a telestroke system also poses challenges such as reimbursement, licensing, infrastructure, and buy-in and training. Despite the challenges, telestroke technology has the potential to save lives and improve patient recovery from strokes.
December 18, 2022
Over 5 million patients are admitted to the ICU every year in the United States. Of these, the average patient stays in the ICU for around 3.8 days, depending on the nature and severity of his or her condition. As no one wants to spend time in the hospital, least of all in a critical care ward, it is important to ensure that the patient experience is as comfortable and positive as possible.
December 18, 2022
Whether you are an on-site critical care physician or are considering becoming employed by a TeleICU, the rise of this particular branch of telemedicine is great news. The US, among other countries, is experiencing a shortage of medical professionals, including ICU physicians.
November 14, 2022
Although physician burnout was a known problem long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the initial COVID-19 wave and then the Omicron variant wave pushed physicians and ICU teams to their physical and psychological limits.
The dramatic strains that the COVID-19 pandemic placed on the medical system made the public aware of the day-to-day stresses that healthcare workers were experiencing and thereby opened new avenues for doctors to express themselves and to get emotional support. Despite this, many healthcare workers, including critical care nurses, have experienced burnout and are considering leaving or have already left their positions, thereby further depleting the ranks of an already understaffed profession.
Some in the industry are even calling this The Great Resignation. The adoption of eICU / TeleICU has provided much-needed support and relief for the bedside staff. and could potentially be a long-term solution for this severe burnout problem.
November 9, 2022
Over 5 million people are admitted to intensive care units in the United States annually, a number that continues to grow even as hospitals face a shortage of critical care staff. Fortunately, advances in technology are making it possible to provide high-quality care to ICU patients even when there are not enough doctors physically present.
The eICU is one of many branches of telemedicine that is changing the way medical services are delivered for the benefit of patients and healthcare providers alike.
What is an eICU?
The terms eICU (electronic intensive care unit), tele ICU, remoteICU, and virtual ICU are all used interchangeably to refer to the same thing – a platform in which technology is used for remote care delivery to patients in the ICU.
November 7, 2022
Knowledge is power, especially in the medical field. This remark is even more accurate when it involves the intensive care unit, which is “intense.” ICU staff often must make critical care decisions in minutes or seconds. The uncertainty of these decisions and the tension this engenders, coupled with stresses of ICU bed and staff shortages in the face of increased demand, especially during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, highlight the importance of access to data for decision support.
As health care has become increasingly complex, the industry has recognized the need for a knowledge system that can support critical healthcare decision-making.
What is needed is the use of experience-based data gathered regarding patients’ diseases and treatments in order to determine the diagnosis, prognosis, and best treatment for future patients. Such clinical data could also offer new perspectives on complex problems.
August 14, 2022
Hospitals across the nation have been creating Virtual ICUs to enhance patient outcomes in the intensive care unit. Since COVID-19, eICUs have proliferated – in one form or another — as healthcare facilities have focused on optimizing their resources.
Virtual ICUs employ registered nurses (RNs) with bedside critical care experience who use telemedicine technology as eICU RNs to remotely monitor patients and provide advice to their bedside nursing colleagues, and alert intensivists to something that has caught their attention during reviews. This additional ICU support has proven to be helpful, particularly given the shortages of critical care providers (especially intensivists and critical care RNs).
The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the problem of staffing shortages, stressing already frustrated RNs to or beyond their breaking points. Nursing has always been a tough job. However, a 2021 study by Incredible Health found that more than a third (34%) of nurses surveyed said that they are very likely to quit their job by the end of 2022. Of these, 44% named a high-stress environment and burnout as the reasons. Also, pay and benefits were the second leading motivating factors (27%). In addition, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) reports that 66% of critical-care and acute nurses have contemplated quitting the profession altogether.
Having said that, what is it like to work as an eICU RN? What are the duties, and how does the Virtual ICU enhance patient outcomes?
July 25, 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the US government waived many cross-state physician restrictions to increase the availability of remote clinical care. The expanded implementation of eICU telemedicine proved invaluable during the pandemic, particularly for hospitals in outlying regions. However, the waivers are slated to expire as soon as the federal pandemic-era emergency order ends. Advocates of virtual care are seeking long-term policy changes to prevent this.
July 13, 2022
The development of technology for healthcare is a natural evolution in the digitized world. Telemedicine, delivering healthcare by remote technologies, is not a new concept, but COVID-19 pushed it — and particularly eICU — into the forefront as the safest feasible method for doctors and patients to interact. In addition, telehealth resolved issues with in-person appointments such as social distancing rules and transportation limitations. Overall, in a time of great need, telemedicine unequivocally demonstrated and proved not just to skeptics but to society at large how it augments healthcare access for isolated individuals in a variety of settings. Moreover, the success opened many eyes to the possibility of additional benefits. One such potential benefit is the use of remote language experts, medical translators and interpreters, bridge language and cultural gaps, thereby allowing equal access to care.
July 13, 2022
The Tele Intensive Care Units market is growing by leaps and bounds. According to the latest Market Forecast by Verified Market Research, the TeleICU, or eICU, market size was USD 1.94 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 6.25 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 14.28% from 2019 to 2026.
The Report discusses the growth of worldwide and regional markets, shedding light on recent developments and key growth strategies. Also included is a special COVID-19 impact analysis. What is the market’s impetus and what are the trends to look out for?
June 27, 2022
Telemedicine has undergone significant advancement and improvement since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, telemedicine has helped overcome many hurdles facing the healthcare industry. For instance, telehealth has enabled patients easy access to health care without patient and/or provider infection risk. In hospitals, eICU has enabled staff to minimize risky physical contact with patients and has given hospitals increased access to intensive care specialists despite their being in short supply. The challenges and needs of the COVID-19 pandemic drove a quick shift from reliance on traditional healthcare methods to the implementation of TeleICU and other telehealth modalities. The lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis have been applied to the growing war-related, healthcare crisis in Ukraine.
May 21, 2022
The Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI), a non-profit which focuses on patient safety, has issued a report outlining the top ten concerns that could jeopardize patient safety. The report is unique in that the focus is not on typical safety issues such as hospital-acquired infections or shortages of lifesaving machines like ventilators. Instead, the report deals with risks which are related to healthcare providers themselves. Here we explore these risks and how telehealth, particularly eICU, can alleviate them.
May 17, 2022
TeleICU is an increasingly vital cog in facilitating patient access to medical expertise. As the SARS-COV2 virus crisis (COVID-19) has exacerbated hospital staffing shortages, telemedicine has stepped in to create what can be described as ‘virtual hospitals.’
April 7, 2022
In the second installment of this series, we explore challenges in identifying hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and the importance of teleICU or e-ICU.
How does one know it’s an HAI? Learn more about HAI >>>
April 4, 2022
Many people avoid hospitals for fear “catching something” they didn’t have beforehand. This fear may sound like a misconception or based in folklore or legend; however, there is actually some medical basis to it: hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The alarming statistics of HAIs are another reason for hospitals to consider implementing TeleICU solutions.
March 24, 2022
eICU and EHR. Now, more than ever, researchers are pointing out the potential value of incorporating EHR technology into eICU (electronic intensive care unit) systems as the industry evolves.
March 14, 2022
The thought or topic of a hospital ICUs (Intensive Care Units) raises feelings of fear and vulnerability in many. However, knowledge is power, and understanding more about ICUs, especially the benefits of TeleICU solutions, can put you at ease should you or your loved ones ever need to visit an ICU.
March 17, 2022
Medical technology has come a long way since the stethoscope, the MRI, and the disposable catheter. Today, many factors including Covid-19, that forced healthcare into the future, including a growing geriatric population
February 10, 2022
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The shortage of board-certified intensivists impacts patients, intensivists, and hospitals. So let’s examine the benefits of TeleICU for intensivists and hospitals in critical care medicine.
The disparity between ICUs with and without board-certified intensivists in the US is widening. TeleICU implementation continues to grow in the US, with 18% of adult ICU beds already covered by TeleICU
November 25, 2021
TeleICU implementation is a growing trend in the health care industry, among hospital systems, and among individual hospitals.
Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) is a potential lifesaving medication which can be administered to certain stroke patients.
September 13, 2021
Today, rules and regulations are in place in most industries in an effort to ensure that best practices and safety standards are followed.
May 1, 2021
Over the last decade, there has been significant growth in TeleICU.
February 24, 2021
What role did tele-ICU play in meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic?
April 3, 2021
Tele-hospitalists can contribute by filling gaps, taking over burdensome administrative tasks, and improving patient outcomes and patients’ experiences.