Wake Forest Baptist Health, an academic medical center and healthcare system based in Winston-Salem, NC has announced the launch of tele-ICU services at three hospitals within the health system through Advanced ICU Care. Advanced ICU Care’s high-acuity telemedicine services treat more ICU patients and save more lives than any other independent tele-ICU provider in the nation.
Tele-ICU Services Supports ICU Care Delivery at System Hospitals
Wake Forest Baptist Health’s ICUs will be monitored around-the-clock by Advanced ICU Care’s team of intensivists, advanced practice providers and nurses working from the company’s nine integrated care centers. Robust tele-technology, providing real-time clinical data and two-way audio-visual capabilities, allows Advanced ICU Care’s remote care providers to treat patients across multiple Wake Forest Baptist hospitals concurrently, supporting the system’s goals for consistency and the standardization of care for the system’s most critically ill patient population.
Advanced ICU Care’s robust analytics program allows the company to collaborate with Wake Forest Baptist to define, implement and report on clinical best-practices at the individual hospital and system-wide level.
Our goal as a health care system is to grow the services at our community hospitals, which in turn allows more people to receive care close to where they live,” said Dr. Shayn Martin, executive director of critical care at Wake Forest Baptist. “The use of technology-enabled care allows us to provide a wide range of telehealth services to patients across the region, increasing our efficiency and keeping many patients in their own communities and close to the support of their loved ones.”