Healthcare IT Terms
What is Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU)?
eICU is a support model which works on provision of ancillary monitoring of ICU patients from a remote location. This requires the use of video cameras, audio monitoring, and vital sign monitoring for provision of an additional layer of support for clinical staff working within the ICU. It is crucial to note that eICU would not replace clinical staff in the ICU. The remote eICU clinicians are called intensivists and are licensed RNs.