With a vision to nurture superspeciality based critical care practices, Medanta group of hospitals has launched Tele-ICU services in India as Medanta e-ICU project. This, it has done, in association with GE HealthCare, a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator
The idea is to transform healthcare delivery and address the existing gaps in critical care, with high level knowledge transfer via 24×7 Medanta e-ICU Command Centre. This medical-technical platform will provide a near real-time patient monitoring, even during the odd hours like midnight, enabling early patient interventions. As a result of this fusion, the decision-making ability of an ICU can bring extraordinary results in clinical outcomes.
The Command Centre was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath yesterday.
In India, the availability of round-the-clock, well qualified on-site intensivist staff is limited and costly which can result in delays of appropriate clinical decision and may lead to increased morbidity, mortality, and financial burnout. Alternate strategies were needed to bring expertise and proactive, continuous care to critically ill patients.
The Command Centre aids direct integration of hospitals systems to devices, enabling increased efficiency, greater collaboration, enhanced patient care, and a reduction in cost of care, improving the overall experience for patients and clinical teams. Medanta will support the service delivery with the help of a closed super specialised critical care medicine team at the command centre, applying globally accepted best practices.
Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman & Managing Director, Medanta said, “Infrastructural gaps in critical care are more pronounced with limited resources in districts and smaller towns. Through this association with GE HealthCare, we aim to offer valuable lifesaving digital/tele-ICU services. The platform will provide continuous 24×7 advanced consultation, care, and monitoring to critically ill patients without having to physically transfer them to a super-specialty hospital, enhancing a healthcare professional’s capability to treat and consult more patients.”
Stressing that accurate diagnosis is vital in critical patient conditions, when every second matters, Chaitanya Sarawate, President & CEO, GE HealthCare South Asia and Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare said, “Our mission is to bring quality healthcare to every citizen in India. With this association, we are combining our proven precision technology with expert clinical knowledge from Medanta to help break the barriers of access and cost; and contribute to better patient care and improved outcomes across all of India.”