National Jewish Health Provides Tele-ICU Services for Banner Health
JUNE 30, 2014
DENVER, CO — National Jewish Health has contracted with Banner Health to provide remote, electronic intensive care services for 21 Banner Health hospitals across the Western United States. From a room on the main campus in Denver, National Jewish Health intensive-care experts use a suite of electronic resources to monitor seriously ill patients and provide guidance on their care. They join two other teams, in Phoenix and Los Angeles, on the Banner Telehealth team.
“National Jewish Health intensivists already provide in-person intensive care 24 hours a day at two hospitals in Denver,” said Stephen Frankel, MD, chief of critical care and hospital medicine at National Jewish Health. “We believe their experience and expertise provide an invaluable extra layer of care and assure the best possible outcomes for seriously ill patients at Banner hospitals across the West.”
With access to patients’ electronic health records, vital signs, high-end video links, and two-way communications, National Jewish Health intensivists monitor patients, alert onsite staff at the first sign that a patient needs attention, and suggest best practices for their care.
Banner Health has been using Tele-ICU technology at many of its hospitals since 2007, and today has one of the largest telehealth programs in the nation. Banner has found that Tele-ICU technology improves care, saves lives and shortens ICU stays for patients.
“We are excited about the launch of our new Remote Operations Center on the National Jewish Health campus,” said Julie Reisetter, RN, chief nursing officer for Banner Telehealth. “We know our patients will continue to benefit from the high level of technology, and now, from the expertise National Jewish Health intensivists bring to patient care at Banner Health.”