Navigation Links
The Christ Hospital and VISICU Sign Agreement to Implement eICU(R) Program
Date:2/28/2008

CINCINNATI, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Christ Hospital has entered into an agreement with VISICU, Inc., to implement their patented eICU(R) Program. Using early-warning software and remote monitoring tools, eICU technology enables off-site critical care physicians and nurses to monitor critically ill patients around the clock. The voice, video and data technology has been proven to reduce unnecessary complications, improve mortality rates and shorten hospital length of stay.

A total of 48 Christ Hospital ICU beds will be monitored with the eICU technology when it is implemented in the fall of 2008 at a cost of $3.4 million. Following this implementation, The Christ Hospital hopes to expand the program to surrounding communities, to provide enhanced critical care coverage for ICU patients in other hospitals. Through the eICU Program, such patients will have access to around-the-clock, advanced critical care expertise located in The Christ Hospital-based eICU Center, without having to leave their local hospital.

"The Christ Hospital's decision to implement the eICU Program demonstrates our commitment to providing Greater Cincinnati and its surrounding communities with the most advanced technology available," says Susan Croushore, President and CEO, The Christ Hospital. "The eICU care model has been proven to reduce complications, ICU mortality rates and length of stay, thus, improving patient outcomes. Additionally, this advanced technology can be utilized at remote ICU locations throughout our region."

In the United States, there is a shortage of intensivist physicians, or those trained in caring for critically ill patients. According to industry studies, involvement by intensivist physicians in the care of ICU patients helps prevent

"The Christ Hospital's vision to be the 'best of the best' in its healthcare delivery and in its service to the greater Cincinnati region is most impressive," said Frank Sample, President and Chief Executive Officer at VISICU. "We are excited to be partnering with The Christ Hospital team in achieving their vision of providing the highest quality care to their sickest patients and, through outreach services, sharing their expertise with hospitals in surrounding communities."

The Christ Hospital is a 555-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility, offering services in cardiovascular care, spine treatment, women's health, major surgery, cancer, behavioral medicine, orthopedics, emergency care, kidney transplant and others. It is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals, and has been named Cincinnati's Most Preferred Hospital for 12 consecutive years by National Research Corporation (NRC). For more information about The Christ Hospital, visit http://www.TheChristHospital.com.

About VISICU

VISICU, Inc., a Philips Company, is a healthcare information technology and clinical solutions company focused on transforming the delivery of critical care through its eICU Program. Through remote monitoring technology and clinical intelligence, experienced critical care resources are leveraged to provide enhanced coverage and early intervention for safer, more effective patient care. Currently more than 200 hospitals serving over 250,000 patients annually have partnered with VISICU to implement eICU programs. More information is available at http://www.VISICU.com. VISICU, eICU and eCareMobile(TM) are trademarks of VISICU, Inc. All rights reserved.


'/>"/>
SOURCE VISICU
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Ensign Group, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Covey C. Christensen as President of Its Flagstone Subsidiary
2. Former FTC Attorney Christine White Joins Crowell & Morings Health Care and Antitrust Groups
3. Clay Aiken & Family Celebrate Christmas With Survivors of Mexicos Floods
4. How to Survive an Unexpected Trip to the Hospital During Christmas and New Years
5. Center for Consumer Freedom Releases Dont Sue Me Santa Christmas Cookie Liability Waiver
6. This Holiday Season Some Dream of a White Christmas - The Accelerated Cure Project Dreams of Developing a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
7. International Aid Named as a MinistryWatch.com Shining Light Christian Ministry
8. The Eyes of Christmas: Top Stars Telecast 12 Hours of Holiday Music and Memories for the Visually Impaired to Over 80 Million Homes on Multiple Cable Networks
9. Detroit Homeless Men Adopt Local Families for Christmas
10. Christopher Reeve Honored as Heroes Hero By CNN
11. Amsterdam Native and St. Jude Patient Christian Gizara to Appear With Marlo Thomas on Dec. 8 Larry King Live to Educate Viewers About Life-Saving Work of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is ... be a convenient service for Texas, they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One ... hiring spree that will bring new jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... and financial planning services from offices headquartered in Little Rock, has initiated a ... , According to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, Arkansas ranks first ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... , ... The Compretta Insurance Agency, a family owned insurance and financial consultation ... County area, is announcing the launch of a charity effort aimed at raising funds ... Pantry has worked for more than 30 years to meet the food needs of ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... "Today, ... the most comprehensive mental health systems reform legislation in more than fifty years. ... and the commitment of our elected officials to improving mental health services and ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... OC87 Recovery Diaries (oc87recoverydiaries.com) recounts the ... a unique, personal perspective through animation. , That woman is Sheri Heller, ... her private psychotherapy practice. Sheri’s mother, Pearl, lived with schizophrenia. , By ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)...  A new study by a pair of Geisinger ... therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, ... consequences, including death. Palliative care physicians ... , M.D., authored the study which provides a review ... study was published in the December 2016 edition of ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- Information products and services provider Elsevier ... , the world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, ... from over 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will improve ... when to adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , , CiteScore ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Chromatography ... ... market to grow at a CAGR of 5.42% during the period 2016-2020. ... an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers ... report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: