eICU Technology Eyed as Way To Address Shortage of Specialists
October 27, 2009
The use of remote monitoring systems in intensive care units could help hospitals address a growing shortage of intensivists and critical care specialists, the Wall Street Journal reports...
Wendy Everett, president of the New England Healthcare Institute, noted that resistance to remote monitoring remains.
Medical directors at some large hospitals interviewed by her group said they were not looking at the technology because they did not think there was room for improvement in their ICUs, according to Everett.
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