Article   |   March 20, 2019   |   Healthcare IT News

Healthcare IT News Highlights Valley Health’s Outcomes and Improved Patient Experience

As one of the industry’s most authoritaHealthcare IT News Logotive sources covering telemedicine and technology driving next-generation healthcare in the U.S., Healthcare IT News’ editor Bill Siwicki recently highlighted the success of Valley Health’s partnership with Advanced ICU Care. In the article Dr. Glen Bouder, director of Valley Intensivists at Valley Health and medical director of critical care at Winchester Medical Center, detailed the hospital’s implementation of Advanced ICU Care’s tele-ICU service offering and how the organization’s adoption of high-acuity telemedicine addressed major challenges for the hospital, including intensivist staffing and clinical outcomes analytics.

The collaborative care partnership resulted in significant positive outcomes for the hospital. During the first year of tele-ICU at Valley Health, Advanced ICU Care helped Winchester Medical Center save 125 lives, achieve 35% to 44%reduction in ICU mortality rate, reduce ICU length of stay by 34%, reduce mortality due to sepsis, and achieve measurable improvements on best practice compliance.

Dr. Bouder stated, “By looking at the data and letting bedside teams know about performance, it gave the care team a cognitive awareness around the issues. We then started to see improvements in those metrics over time. It is very helpful to have an understanding of your ICU strengths and weaknesses.” He continued, “Advanced ICU Care impressed us with their breadth of clinical experience. They have a strong history of working in different hospital settings and with facilities of various sizes and complexities. It inspired confidence that they knew what they were doing in terms of being able to help us.”

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