- Health system has reduced costs by USD 62 million, reduced nearly 11,000 bed days in the ICU, with more than 260 lives saved in past 12 months.
As the nation’s clinician shortage continues to grow , rural areas are increasingly struggling to provide patients with quality access to the personalized care they need in a timely manner. In widely dispersed communities, clinical teams have limited access to the expertise from intensivists, specialists and critical care nurses. Patients can be transferred to tertiary care centers in the nearest city, but this option requires expensive and lengthy air transfers. Leveraging telehealth technology can help rural hospitals increase access to quality care by providing the bedside team with expert guidance and 24/7 monitoring of critically ill patients.
With the current shift to value-based care, it’s critical for healthcare organizations to prioritize both quality of care and cost containment. Achieving this double aim can be especially challenging for rural health systems with limited resources and specialty access.
Business Leader, eICU, Philips
- USD 62 million in healthcare costs by reducing ICU and hospital length of stay;
- Nearly 11,000 ICU bed days through faster response times to complications; and
- 260 lives.
“Avera implemented eCARE ICU to support providers in rural communities by reducing physician isolation and improving the collaboration of providers,” said Deanna Larson, CEO, Avera eCARE. “Implementing Philips’ eICU program helped our organization transform how we provide critical care while simultaneously reducing healthcare costs. The program ensures the most critical patients are continuously monitored, by leveraging the utilization of telehealth specialists to evaluate and alert bedside providers of the patients’ condition.”
“With the current shift to value-based care, it’s critical for healthcare organizations to prioritize both quality of care and cost containment. Achieving this double aim can be especially challenging for rural health systems with limited resources and specialty access,” said Christine Storm, Business Leader, eICU, Philips. “The impressive clinical and financial outcomes Avera has achieved through their eCARE ICU program reveal how connected technology and remote monitoring programs can not only improve clinical outcomes, but also help rural populations get the personalized care they need, when they need it.”
The Philips eICU program combines predictive analytics, data visualization and advanced reporting capabilities with Philips’ expertise to help deliver vital information to bedside caregivers. Receiving this remote support empowers the bedside team to make better informed, more efficient and effective value-based care decisions. Philips eCareManager, the program’s source-agnostic software, provides clinicians with a single integrated view of patient data, allowing care teams to productively manage a large population of patients.
Philips’ full suite of integrated solutions will be on display in booth #3812 at the 2018 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition taking place March 5-9, 2018 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Philips’ presence at HIMSS, visit www.usa.philips.com/himss and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #HIMSS18 updates throughout the event.