Article   |   September 01, 2016   |   Andrea Clegg
HFM Magazine

CFO Andrea Clegg Explains Case for tele-ICU in HFM Magazine Article

Andrea Clegg, CFO of Advanced ICU Care, shares her deep experience in the telemedicine industry in the September edition of HFM Magazine. In a featured article titled “Telehealth: Bringing State-of-the-Art Technology to ICU Care,” Clegg provides insights into the impact that the introduction of telemedicine into the ICU may have on the clinical, operational, and financial aspects of a hospital. Using examples from Advanced ICU Care client experiences and industry analyses, she details how each of these areas may be affected when a tele-ICU is instituted.

Additionally, Clegg counsels healthcare CFOs on their part in this critical process as their hospital goes through the implementation. “Although the hospital CMO will play the primary role in overseeing a tele-ICU implementation and ensuring it achieves the promised clinical benefits, the CFO also has a critical role to play as the dogged champion of the metrics and financial benefits” noted Clegg. “When deciding to pursue a tele-ICU strategy to improve ICU performance, the CFO and finance team should play an immediate leadership role in helping to identify and assign value to specific measurements included in baseline data.”

Finally, in a sidebar focused on “Building and Operating a Tele-ICU,” Clegg details the three critical areas of investment associated with implementing a tele-ICU: platform costs, infrastructure costs, and staffing. In particular, she highlights the care-as-a-service partnership models, offered most notably by Advanced ICU Care, as a means of implementing a tele-ICU in a significantly more efficient manner than alternative implementations that can exceed $10 million in up-front costs.

For access to the complete articles, please click here.

Some other insights you may enjoy:

Advanced ICU Care CMO to Present at Philips Live! Connect2Care 2019
Press

Advanced ICU Care CMO to Present at Philips Live! Connect2Care 2019

Advanced ICU Care’s Chief Medical Officer S. Ram Srinivasan, MD, will serve as a keynote workshop speaker and panelist at Philips Live! Connect2Care 2019 event September 23-25 in Aurora, CO.

Providing Patients an Extra Layer of Care and Safety
Press

Providing Patients an Extra Layer of Care and Safety

Baptist Medical Center Nassau announces the implementation of 24-hour physician oversight via new Tele-ICU program provided by Advanced ICU Care's critical care team.

New
Advanced ICU Care Announces Second Tele-ICU Launch within <br>HSHS Health System
Press

Advanced ICU Care Announces Second Tele-ICU Launch within
HSHS Health System

The partnership engages Advanced ICU Care to provide 24/7/365 care delivery, offering an extra layer of support to the HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital bedside team to improve critical patient outcomes and reduce average ICU length of stay for patients.