ICU Telemedicine Solutions

Clin Chest Med. 2015 Sep;36(3):401-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2015.05.004. Epub 2015 Jun 27.


During the last 15 years, critical care services provided via telemedicine have expanded to now be incorporated into the care of 13% of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) in the United States. A response to shortfalls in the availability of critical care-trained providers has evolved into integrated programs of ICU care with contributions to improved outcomes through proactive management, population oversight, and standardization of care processes. The most impactful characteristics of successful ICU telemedicine programs are now better understood with more than a decade of national experience and the accrued benefits to health care systems.

Keywords: Intensive care unit; Tele-ICU; Telemedicine; Virtual medicine; eICU.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units / organization & administration*
  • Telemedicine*