Webinar | May 09, 2016 | Tom Bobich Advanced ICU Care, Philips, and Adventist Present Tele-ICU Webinar May 9, 2016 – Advanced ICU Care, Philips Hospital to Home, and Adventist Health System (now AdventHealth) partnered to present Elevating the Quality of Critical Care in a Cost-Cutting Culture with Tele-ICU. The one-hour webinar investigated the rationale for a telehealth strategy in the ICU, illustrated the benefits that arise from the clinical data flow, and shared the goals and results of a key hospital system in establishing its tele-ICU partnership. Presenters were: Rachel Sackrowitz, MD National Medical Director, Advanced ICU Care Omar Badawi, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FCCM Director of Clinical Research & Analytics, Philips Hospital to Home Jean Turcotte, MA, BSN, RN, CCRN, CSC Director of Tele-ICU, Adventist Health System Key points made by the presenters include: A tele-ICU model has traditionally been pursued to overcome staffing challenges but is increasingly implemented to improve outcomes and protocol compliance. Because a telehealth solution relies on the automated flow of data, it enables a rich body of information for analysis, alerting, and the development and testing of new approaches. Tele-ICU has proved the ability to improve outcomes and reduce costs simultaneously, meeting the key challenges of health care reform. While patient outcomes are primary, the ability of a tele-ICU partner to improve the performance of bedside care teams by supporting them and helping to avoid burnout is also a valuable outcome. The full webinar is available here.