Saving Lives, Saving Money :
The Benefits of Tele-ICU


Saving Lives Saving Money

Significant Benefits of Tele-ICU

The Most Significant Benefits Imaginable: Those That Touch the Heart

Some of the benefits of Tele-ICU are beyond measurement. Consider the critically ill grandfather who arrives at your hospital and whose successful treatment through your partnership with Intercept allows him to leave the hospital healthy and earlier than expected to see his granddaughter’s wedding. Warm sentiment aside, however, an objective analysis can be based on cold, hard facts.

An Objective Analysis...


Compared to patients receiving traditional ICU care, those using Tele-ICU experienced:

  • 26% fewer deaths in the ICU
  • 20% faster ICU discharge speeds
  • 16% greater probability of surviving hospitalization and being discharged
  • Nearly 15% faster hospital discharge
  • Nearly 7,000 reduced ICU days

Remarkable cost savings post-eICU implementation

  • $8mm from reduced ICU days
  • $1.2mm associated with fewer transfers
  • $5K per patient based on an evaluation of 6,422 patient records
  • $4mm over 6 months resulting from a 30% ICU LOS reduction

Lilly CM, et al. A Multi-center Study of ICU Telemedicine Reengineering of Adult Critical Care. CHEST. 2014 Mar 1; 145(3): 500-7.

Impact of an Intensive Care Unit Telemedicine Program on a Rural Health Care System. Zawada, et al. Postgraduate Medicine, 2009; 121(3):160-170. 3. TeleICUproject with University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. NEHI Research Update. Nov 2008. 4. Effect of a Telemedicine Facilitated Program on ICU Length of Stay (LOS) and Financial Performance. Norman, et al. CritCare Med. 2009; 37(12):A2.

Remote Tele-ICU Model
Tele-ICU Setup

Better Care at Lower Costs

Because Intercept’s offerings are individualized for each hospital’s needs, quotes aren’t possible without the variables needed to calculate them. An Intercept Cost Specialist will be all too happy to assist you in determining the extent of cost-effectiveness we can bring to your hospital.

What can be said with confidence is that Tele-ICU improves both clinical and economic outcomes as documented in numerous studies.

  • In a before-and-after trial, the addition of a telemedicine-based, remote intensivist program led to improved clinical outcomes and hospital financial performance
  • The magnitude of these improvements was attributable to many factors
    • the introduction of off-site intensivist staffing
    • the introduction of computer-based tools
    • the increased focus on ICU performance

Intercept’s focus on People, Technology and Process is just what hospitals need to bridge the gap of contrast between

  • The increasing ICU-patient population
  • The ever-growing shortage of specialists trained to manage them


Benefits for All: Patients, Physicians, Nurses

Intercept Telehealth Saving Lives in Critical Care


  • Receive the highest level of care in US hospitals today
  • Receive continuous attention by highly trained, experienced intensivists
  • Have the confidence that comes with consistent monitoring of their condition
  • The assurance that data management tools are being used to identify problems before they become urgent
Bedside ICU Physician

Bedside Physicians

  • Constant partnership with an “always-on” specialist to ensure imminent issues are addressed instantaneously
  • A significant reduction in calls and crises
  • Have the confidence that comes with consistent monitoring of their condition
  • The certainty that patients get top level of care with less time demanded from them
Critical Care Nurses

Critical Care Nurses

  • The partnership of an experienced intensivist available to them around the clock
  • Reduction of the stress derived from needing a physician when one isn’t available
  • Additional critical care nurse support to help
    • Deliver on best practices
    • Involve them in conjunction with broader process improvement initiatives.

Let Intercept be Your Partner in Saving Lives and Lowering Costs

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