ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced ICU Care, the nation's leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced today a tele-ICU services launch with Wake Forest Baptist Health, a nationally recognized academic medical center and health care system headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Wake Forest Baptist launched tele-ICU services at three hospitals within the health system. The ICUs will be monitored around-the-clock by Advanced ICU Care's team of intensivists, advanced practice providers and nurses working from the company's nine integrated care centers. Robust tele-technology, providing real-time clinical data and two-way audio-visual capabilities, allows Advanced ICU Care's remote care providers to treat patients across multiple Wake Forest Baptist hospitals concurrently, supporting the system's goals for consistency and the standardization of care for the system's most critically ill patient population. Advanced ICU Care's robust analytics program allows the company to collaborate with Wake Forest Baptist to define, implement and report on clinical best-practices at the individual hospital and system-wide level.
"Our goal as a health care system is to grow the services at our community hospitals, which in turn allows more people to receive care close to where they live," said Dr. Shayn Martin, executive director of critical care at Wake Forest Baptist. "The use of technology-enabled care allows us to provide a wide range of telehealth services to patients across the region, increasing our efficiency and keeping many patients in their own communities and close to the support of their loved ones."
"Given our experience working with a range of health systems across the country, each with their own unique environment, we are pleased to bring our ability to improve outcomes and support of clients' clinical objectives to Wake Forest Baptist's hospitals," said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. "Our team looks forward to serving the needs of Wake Forest Baptist's hospitals, while delivering on a cohesive system strategy that delivers the highest level of care to our shared patients."
About Advanced ICU Care
Advanced ICU Care treats more ICU patients and saves more lives than any other independent tele-ICU provider in the nation. Our clinical response platform leverages U.S. board-certified clinicians, nine technology-enabled care centers, and sophisticated connectivity and diagnostic technology and is contracted to deliver 24 x 7 x 365 clinical expertise and proven clinical results to patients in more than 85 hospitals nationally. Serving a large, loyal, and growing cohort of ICU patients, families, providers, hospitals and hospital systems since 2006, and adding in-patient telemetry monitoring services in 2016, the Advanced ICU Care team is proud to serve as a leader in telemedicine and honored to partner with our clients in defining and delivering the best of acute care to the patients we serve together. To learn more about our story, visit http://advancedicucare.com/.
SOURCE Advanced ICU Care