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NVHA and Inova Health System Utilize Philips VISICU eICU® Program to Increase Surge Capacity During All-Hazards Event
Date:10/28/2010

NVHA members, leveraging telemedicine as a means of providing additional guidance and decision support to NVHA community hospitals and their clinical teams," explained Zachary Corrigan, Executive Director of NVHA. "The inclusion of the eICU eCareMobile technology in the exercise and the positive impact that resulted shows the vital role that telemedicine can play in emergency triage and disaster management within Northern Virginia."

According to Terry Davis, RN, Patient Care Director at the Inova enVision eICU Center, "Katrina and other disasters have shown that clinicians may not have all the resources that they need at the point of care.  The two-way video capability of eCareMobile enabled effective collaboration between the emergency responders and the triage officer to ensure that their most critical patients received the urgent care that was needed."

Davis will be reviewing the telemedicine component of this exercise in November at the University of Dublin's 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Her presentation is titled "Partnering Emergency Response and Mobile Telemedicine during a Mass Casualty Incident."

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About Inova Health System

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

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