What You Should Know:
– UAB Medicine has announced a large-scale, strategic telemedicine partnership with Advanced ICU Care that will encompass the entire health system, one of the top three largest public hospital facilities in the U.S.
– The relationship initiates the development of a new tele-ICU care operations center and envisions serving up to 750 ICU beds in Alabama and surrounding states.
UAB Medicine, a nationally recognized leader in patient care, research and training and Advanced ICU Care, a provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced a large strategic telemedicine partnership with the technology, operations, and care partnership encompass the entire UAB Health System including the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, the third-largest public hospital facility in the U.S. The relationship initiates with the development of a new tele-ICU operations center in Birmingham and envisions serving up to 750 ICU beds in Alabama and surrounding states.
Tele-ICU Supports Critically Ill Patients Throughout UAB Health System
As the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, Advanced ICU Care’s proprietary HUB workflow management software platform uniquely addresses the challenges associated with the customized delivery of acute patient care at high volumes across multiple care venues. In addition, the company’s technical, operational, and clinical expertise draw upon its care of over a half million tele-ICU patients and care partnerships with more than 100 hospitals nationwide. UAB Medicine brings to the collaborative relationship additional clinical expertise as a national leader in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
“Advanced ICU Care’s clinical and operational expertise and proprietary HUB workflow management software are assets that are well aligned with UAB’s vision for our tele-ICU programs,” said Reid Jones, CEO of UAB Medicine. “Telehealth and tele-ICU have become increasingly important vehicles for healthcare delivery, and we look forward to leveraging Advanced ICU Care’s assets to deliver high-acuity telemedicine to patients across Alabama and beyond.”