We connect to intensive care units via audio-visual 2 way video-conferencing systems from our high-tech command center, providing 24/7 continuous data tracking, and enabling real-time tracking of all patient.
TELE-HEALTH is defined as improving the health status of patients by transferring medical information from one point to another via electronic communication methods.
With the recent developments in communication technologies, the use of Tele-Health has become wider. It is becoming increasingly difficult to offer effective and efficient health care services widely and to obtain positive outcomes because of lack of sufficient numbers of specialists with adequate experience. The increasingly aging population provides a suitable ground for more widespread utilization of tele-health applications.
It is very obvious that this industry, which created a volume of nearly 18 billion dollars in the US in 2015, will grow gradually and provide an important expansion for future health applications.
Tele-Intensive Care is the remote management of intensive care units by experienced intensive care physicians and nurses with ability to make efficient decisions, from a high-tech command center, by connecting to intensive care units through audio-visual/video conferencing and by monitoring all patient data in real time, thanks to the intensive care automation that allows 24/7 data tracking.
It has been reported in many studies that, with Tele-ICU, which was used in the US for the first time, the management of intensive care units:
• Shortens the duration of stay in intensive care,
• Contributes to reduction of mortality rates,
• Increases the bed usage cycle in intensive care units,
• Contributes to minimization of medication mistakes and other medical errors, and
• Provides economic efficiency.
BENEFITS OF TELE-ICU
TELE-HEALTH is defined as improving the health status of patients by transferring medical information from one point to another via
electronic communication methods.
• Patient discharge rate in intensive care units increase, morbidity/mortality
• The most accurate approach is applied and the complications are minimized.
• Medication errors are minimized.
• It provides absolute support to physicians and nurses in the unit.
• It decreases the nurse turn-over.
• It strengthens the confidence of patients and their relatives in the hospital.
• Intensive Care is improved, hospital discharge rates and
effectiveness are increased.
• The value of the hospital increases
• Intensive care capacity increases and transfer rates decrease.