Solution: Virtual ICU Surveillance

Virtual ICU Surveillance offers an innovative solution to the intensivist shortage. Rather than tying intensivists to a single location, it combines near real-time clinical surveillance capabilities with state-of-the-art telemedicine technology to allow one intensivist to monitor multiple patients across multiple, geographically dispersed ICUs using data gathered by on-site medical devices. Virtual ICU Surveillance not only provides coverage when no intensivist is on-site; it also provides a level of redundancy to help reduce the risk of adverse events among a hospital’s most vulnerable patients.

Clinical surveillance capabilities and advanced smart alarms allow remote clinicians to focus on clinically actionable conditions and facilitates potential early intervention. Virtual ICU Surveillance also is designed to operate in concert with the health systems existing
EHR, maintaining a single unified patient record and leveraging your EHR investment.

Enabling Better Patient Outcomes

Capsule’s Virtual ICU Surveillance solution is designed to help reduce average length of ICU stay of high acuity patients admitted in ICU, reduce patient complications and improve outcomes in the ICU while enhancing the work environment for ICU care providers.

Studies have shown that patients who receive ICU care from a health system that has implemented a Virtual ICU Surveillance system modeled around state-of-art telemedicine technology are:7

  • 26% more likely to survive the ICU
  • 16% more likely to survive hospitalization and be discharged
  • Discharged from the hospital 15% faster
  • Discharged from the ICU 20% faster

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