Overheard: Word of the Day

Aug 30 2012   9:27PM GMT

Electronic intensive care unit (eICU) definition

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Advocate Health Care tackled prevention of central-line infections by setting up an electronic intensive care unit in which nurses remotely monitored camera feeds from three of its hospital ICUs during central-line insertion…When monitors gathered their data and fed findings to the ICUs on how to improve protocol adherence, central-line infections dropped.”Don Fluckinger

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is eICU, a form of telemedicine that uses state of the art technology to provide an additional layer of critical care service.

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