Unlocking the Potential of TeleICU and how DocBox’s Clinician Assistant in Critical Care leverages teleICU

In today’s dynamic healthcare landscape, the integration of teleICU services has emerged as a transformative approach to delivering critical care. By harnessing the power of telecommunication technologies, teleICU facilitates remote diagnosis and treatment, bridging the gap between intensivists and patients regardless of geographical barriers. 

1. What is teleICU?

TeleICU, or eICU, revolutionizes critical care by enabling remote intensivists and other healthcare providers to diagnose and treat the most critical hospital patients from afar, using text messaging, audio and video conferencing technologies and simultaneous remote access to a patient’s health records. This approach empowers hospitals to access critical care specialists for patients in the ICU, Emergency Room, or Med/Surg floors within minutes, fostering face-to-face connections despite physical distances.

Intensivists are uniquely trained to handle unstable and critically ill patients with unpredictable medical prognoses, impacting various aspects of hospital care. Much like emergency department physicians and hospitalists, intensivists play a pivotal role in acute care telemedicine, offering expertise and guidance crucial for managing complex cases and ensuring optimal patient outcomes.

2. How does teleICU work?

Many teleICU programs operate with command centers manned by critical care nurses and intensivists, providing electronic support through audio or video connections. This real-time access to patient data enables swift issue resolution, empowering hospital staff and reducing virus exposure risks. Particularly in rural areas where critical care resources and specialist physicians tend to be extremely limited, teleICU serves as a crucial resource, offering vital care remotely and saving lives daily. Services include virtual consultations with intensive care experts for various conditions like ventilator management, cardiovascular instability, and chronic renal failure. Patients benefit from 24/7 access to specialists, with intensivists guiding daily activities and care plans during regular rounds.

3. How does teleICU benefit us?

  • Enhanced accessibility: Telemedicine facilitates reaching and attending to people in remote and rural locations, eliminating the need for costly and difficult travel.
  • Increased patient reach: TeleICU allows a larger number of patients to receive advanced critical care from intensivists and multispecialty physicians 24/7, leading to quicker recoveries and improved health outcomes.
  • Improved patient care: Remote intensivists can provide undivided attention and specialized care through teleICU, which may not be feasible in traditional settings.
  • Relieving task saturation of local care providers by having an remote extra set of eyes and brains to assist when local care providers are overwhelmed
  • Telementoring of local providers to assist in patient care
  • Relieving the anxiety of local care providers in caring for complex critically ill patients in hospitals without ICUs and intensive care specialists
  • Enhanced diagnosis and monitoring: TeleICU equipment provides intensivists with vital patient information, aiding in the accurate diagnosis and timely intervention to reduce ICU complications.
  • Assists in the triage and decisions to transport critically ill patients
  • Cost-effective healthcare delivery: TeleICU solutions reduce healthcare costs by remotely monitoring critically ill patients, leading to better revenue streams for hospitals and significant cost savings.

4. How does the Clinician Assistant in Critical Care leverage teleICU?

DocBox’s Clinician Assistant in Critical Care enables clinicians to provide clinical care from anywhere to the bedside. Clinicians can now monitor patients by remote presence. Central hospitals can now provide intensivists’ services to rural communities remotely as patients can remain in their community hospital. Intensivists can connect to the DocBox bedside platform remotely and view live data from the bedside PC.

Our Clinician Assistant in Critical Care platform offers:

  • Bi-directional audio and video calling between the bedside DocBox Clinician Assistant and a remote PC, including pan-tilt-zoom camera controls from the remote PC to the bedside camera
  • Remote access to any DocBox Clinician Assistant across the hospital intranet
  • Remote viewing of all data currently available at the bedside, including patient demographics, plan of care, and progress notes
  • Image viewer app displaying all PACS images
  • Ability to document remotely, including the completion of clinical charting scores and assessments, plan of care, progress notes, and any required manual entry
  • Laboratory results
  • Physiological trends
  • Real-time device data (no waveforms)

To learn more about tele-ICU and our Clinician Assistant in Critical Care platform, schedule your demo now: 


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