REACH’s comprehensive solutions leverage clinical personnel, clinical applications, and telemedicine technology to help healthcare providers deliver time-critical care to their patients
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- REACH Health, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive telemedicine solutions, today announced that it has launched REACH Tele-ICU, a clinical tele-presence application for critical care.
REACH Tele-ICU addresses the shortage of critical care physicians by bringing pulmonologists and intensivists into critical care units to provide real-time ICU consultations. Physician and clinicians operate in a virtual, collaborative care environment that enables them to improve the care they provide to patients.
The Tele-ICU application is uniquely designed to manage the complexities associated with critical care without the high costs associated with other ICU solutions. REACH Tele-ICU utilizes a standard PC (laptop, desktop or mobile) and leverages the structure of the Internet, thereby eliminating the need for a dedicated communications infrastructure and minimizing hardware costs and the IT resources needed for implementation.
“Before REACH Tele-ICU, upfront capital and ongoing operating costs were too high for most hospitals to consider using this technology. Our application is designed to enable hospitals with as few as four ICU beds to cost-justify this solution. In most cases we can show a one- to two-month payback just from the ED patients lost through transfers to higher level tertiary-care facilities,” said Ken Rardin, REACH President and CEO.
REACH Tele-ICU places all relevant patient information including multi-modality diagnostic images and decision support tools into one integrated application. Physicians and clinicians do not have to jump between screens and other information systems during a time-critical consultation. The application also uses a SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment and plan) note format to simulate the physician’s approach to assessing the patient.
“REACH Health takes a collaborative approach to clinical documentation,” said Cory Hall, EVP of Medical Informatics for REACH. “Each stakeholder can view and actively participate in the documentation process simultaneously. Updates are immediately available to all consult participants resulting in better care for the patient and a more efficient process for physicians and clinicians.”
About REACH Health, Inc.
REACH provides a comprehensive telemedicine solution that eliminates the geographical challenges associated with access to specialized care. REACH makes remote consults convenient and easy, enabling specialists to operate in a virtual and collaborative care environment with real-time documentation and reporting.
REACH Physician Services alleviates the specialist shortage by providing healthcare facilities access to a pool of physicians who bring their expertise directly to the point of care via the web.
REACH account teams work in partnership with customers to design, launch and grow their telemedicine programs. REACH has become the defacto standard in the delivery of web-based clinical telemedicine solutions and currently serves over 140 hospitals in 10 states at premier healthcare systems such as HCA, Ascension Health, Medical University of South Carolina, Georgia Health Sciences University, OhioHealth, Community Health Systems and Ochsner Health System. For more information about REACH Health, visit www.reachhealth.com.
REACH Health, Inc.
Donna M. Rhines, 678-392-1434
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
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