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Volume 21 - Issue 1, 2021

2021 24 Feb

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Twenty Lessons from 2020: With a Focus on the ICU Perspective

2021 22 Feb

2020 has been an unusual year. As we begin 2021, it is important for intensivists to look back over what has happened and see whether lessons can be learned from our combined experiences . T he year 2020 has been unusual in so many ways and as we start a new year, it is interesting and important as intensivists to look back and reflect on what... Read more

How the Pandemic Changed Telemedicine

2021 22 Feb

An overview of the large-scale transition to telemedicine at Mayo Clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it happened in a matter of days and represented one of the most rapid transformations of healthcare in history. Impact of the Pandemic on Society The 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected nearly all aspects... Read more

20 Lessons from 2020

2021 22 Feb

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on ICUs and critical care healthcare providers all across the globe. As of this week, 110 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide, and 2.4 million have died. Many of the infected patients need hospitalisation and admission to the ICU. A high percentage of severely ill patients with... Read more

ICU telemedicine - why qualitative research matters

2018 27 Nov

ICU telemedicine traces its beginnings to the 1970s, when an intensivist at a university hospital connected to a single small ICU using audio-visual technology to remotely conduct daily patient rounds and weekly teaching rounds with the local staff. This technology-based strategy is intended to improve patient care and outcomes, by extending the reach... Read more

How effective are ICU telemedicine programmes?

2018 07 Nov

Critical care is both resource intensive and costly, consuming nearly 15 percent of all hospital costs in the United States. With the demand for critical care outpacing the supply of intensivists in the setting of the ageing U.S. population, ICU telemedicine has been proposed as an intervention that may help alleviate this workforce crisis.... Read more

The Hospital of Tomorrow

2017 15 Apr

With rapid advancement in technology, it is expected that hospital structure and function are likely to change as well. Here are 10 possible changes that are envisioned for hospitals in developed countries as they continue to evolve: 1.  Smaller and More Specialised Hospitals - Hospitals are expected to become smaller with fewer hospital beds.... Read more

Tele-ICUs: Nurses' Views

2016 21 Jan

In the U.S., results of a national survey show that telemedicine can improve ICU patient care. More than 75 percent of tele-ICU nurses responding to the survey said that telemedicine offers an opportunity to improve patient care and that it is useful in their job, according to the results published in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) .... Read more

Envision Healthcare and InTouch Health Partner to Provide Comprehensive Telemedicine Services

2015 22 Jul

Concurrent with the ninth Telehealth Innovation Forum, Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) announced a strategic partnership to combine Envision’s vast array of more than 27,000 clinicians and integrated technologies for healthcare staffing services with InTouch Health’s industry-leading telehealth platform. This partnership brings together InTouch Health’s... Read more