Due to ongoing financial challenges and limited availability of intensivists, hospitals are turning to telemedicine as a way to maximize resources and improve quality of care in the ICU. By using medical robots at remote hospitals, physicians at a central site can meet the needs of multiple facilities through remote telepresence, reducing or eliminating the need to be physically present at the patient's bedside. An FDA-cleared solution, the robot enables remote physicians to literally 'be' at the patient bedside and proactively respond to patient care needs just as they would if they were physically at the hospital.
ICU care is in OffSiteCare’s corporate DNA. Our Medical Director and Founder, Dr. James K. Gude, is a board-certified intensivist with extensive clinical experience. A Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, Dr. Gude is also a founder of Bay Area Intensivists, a distinguished medical group with over 25 members. Drawing from these resources, OffSiteCare provides a complete range of service offerings designed to deliver virtual intensivist coverage. As with the hospitalist program, coverage can be provided for nighttime or daytime shifts, and in selected facilities per-click (per consultation) coverage is also availab le. The proven techniques developed by OffSiteCare are used to support this program, with the potential substitution of critical care nurses to handle higher-acuity cases.
Instead of being limited to "stabilize-and-ship," ICU coverage enables rural hospitals to safely keep and successfully treat many critical care patients. And as the acuity of care increases, the profitability of the hospital increases as well. Patients can remain at their local facility, receiving quality care. It's better for the patient, better for their families, better for the community, and better for the financial health of the hospital.
24/7 access to the expert OffSiteCare team can give your medical and nursing staff the support they need to safely treat critically-ill patients onsite, instead of transferring them to an urban center. Extending high-acuity medical services to rural facilities benefits patients by keeping them close to their families, and enables your hospital to provide necessary and profitable services to the local community.