12 Apr Aurora Health to provide eICU care
MILWAUKEE – Aurora Health Care, based in Milwaukee, will become the first health system in Wisconsin to offer life-saving eICU technology to its critical-care patients. The eICU solution uses high-fidelity telemedicine, early warning software and electronic monitoring to connect and provide off-site critical care physicians and nurses with the information needed to proactively manage ICU patients.
Baltimore-based Visicu Inc. developed the solution that will initially be connected to 80 ICU beds at St. Luke’s Medical Center and Aurora Sinai Medical Center, both in Milwaukee, and Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha.
“This technology has been shown to both save lives and reduce costs, and we are pleased to be able to enhance our care in this way,” said G. Edwin Howe, president of Aurora.
Nick Turkal, M.D., senior clinical vice president of Aurora, said: “The eICU technology provides an extra layer of safety. It will enable our doctors and nurses to bring the right care to our patients around-the-clock.”
Aurora offers care in more than 80 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin. The Aurora system, which includes 14 hospitals and 100 clinics, is a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care.