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Telehealth drives success of hospital’s ‘eICU’

When staffing levels aren’t optimal, patient care can suffer – particularly in departments such as the intensive care unit (ICU), where one wrong move could cause a patient severe harm. One health system, backed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), managed to reduce the impact of fewer staff in the ICU via […] [MORE]

ICU isn’t always best bet for patients

Figuring out ways to cut healthcare costs is crucial for hospitals, since pressure to reduce expenses has been increasing from both payors and the feds. Because of this scrutiny, hospitals must be careful that the care patients receive is appropriate for their health conditions. 

How technology will change ICU care in your hospital

The intensive care unit (ICU) is due for a makeover. Even though healthcare technology itself has improved, there haven’t been many advances in care administered in the ICU since the 1960s. Some doctors are working to change that by better integrating new tech advances into daily ICU processes. 

Hospitals fall short with physician staffing in ICU

Critically ill patients in intensive care units usually need a great deal of medical attention. And they have better outcomes when hospitals meet the appropriate staffing requirements for the ICU. However, many hospitals are opting not to hire the most specialized physicians, and this practice may negatively affect patients’ recovery. 

Hospitals use tech to engage ICU patients

Intensive care units (ICUs) can be pretty intimidating for patients and their families, which can have negative effects on patient recovery. But with the help of technology, some hospitals are taking extra steps to put patients at ease and provide better treatment.

Study: Reduced hospital-acquired delirium in intensive care

Did you know hospital-acquired delirium is a big problem in the intensive care unit (ICU)? 

Study: ICU patients suffer with depression

One-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) develop depression that causes physical symptoms rather than the typical psychological signs, a new study finds. 

Safety program reduces hospital-acquired bloodstream infections

A government patient safety project has reduced the instance of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections by 40% nationwide – and the program can be easily replicated at your hospital.