Telehealth ICU tech helps Geisinger quickly expand capacity and enhance care

Healthcare IT News: Earlier this year, Geisinger health system based in Danville, Pennsylvania, had full intensive care units at several of its hospitals, leading to higher acuity in the step-down units at those facilities. The ICUs were already supported by Geisinger’s eICU program, and the health system wanted to extend that support on a temporary basis to its step-down units.

In addition, all the non-rooms that were converted to negative airflow had solid-wood doors, making it impossible to see the patients. The health system needed a simple, easy and cost-effective way to implement video monitoring for those rooms.

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