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Equum Medical Raises $20M in Growth Equity Funding

Equum Medical, a NYC-based provider of acute care telehealth and teleICU solutions, raised $20m in growth equity funding. Heritage Group made the investment. The company intends to use the funds to further enhance its service model and broaden the reach of its team of clinicians across the United States and beyond.
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Equum Medical Raises $20M to Expand Acute Care Telehealth Solutions

What You Should Know – Equum Medical, a New York City-based provider of acute care telehealth and teleICU solutions, today announced that it raised $20 million in growth equity from Heritage Group.
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Equum Medical Raises $20 Million of Growth Equity from Heritage Group

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Equum Medical, a leading provider of acute care telehealth and teleICU solutions, today announced that it raised $20 million in growth equity from Heritage Group. The funding will enable Equum Medical to further enhance its service model and broaden the reach of its experienced team of clinicians across the United States and beyond.
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Brian Rosenfeld, MD
EVP, EQUUM Medical

Lou Silverman
CEO at Hicuity Health

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WHAT IS TELE-ICU AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

EQUUM MEDICAL AT HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL. On their best days, as they work together to orchestrate and deliver tele-ICU care from different places, bedside and remote teams might feel akin to a symphony, says Dr. Sarah Pletcher, vice president and executive medical director of virtual care at Houston Methodist.
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TELEMEDICINE PROGRAM FINANCIAL OUTCOMES

Background: ICU telemedicine improves access to high-quality critical care, has substantial costs, and can change financial outcomes. Detailed information about financial outcomes and their trends over time following ICU telemedicine implementation and after the addition of logistic center function has not been published to our knowledge.
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HOSPITAL MORTALITY, LENGTH OF STAY, & PREVENTABLE COMPLICATIONS

Context: The association of an adult tele-intensive care unit (ICU) intervention with hospital mortality, length of stay, best practice adherence, and preventable complications for an academic medical center has not been reported...
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ASSOCIATION OF UNIT-LEVEL TELECRITICAL CARE INTENSITY OF SERVICE AND LENGTH OF STAY IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Background: Telecritical care (TCC) has been shown to improve outcomes in the intensive care unit (ICU). A TCC was developed and implemented a nocturnal TCC across 10 ICUs in our Health System. TCC coverage patterns and level of involvement vary among ICUs...
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ICU Telemedicine Implementation and Risk-Adjusted Mortality Differences Between Daytime and Nighttime Coverage

Background: ICU telemedicine augmentation has been associated with improvements in clinical and financial outcomes in many cases, but not all. Understanding this discrepancy is of interest given the clinical impact and intervention cost...
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Rapid Implementation and Adaptation of a Telehospitalist Service to Coordinate and Optimize Care for COVID-19 Patients

Background/Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic poses enormous resource challenges to hospitals. Telemedicine is increasingly recognized as an attractive tool to alleviate resource strains. Herein we describe the rapid implementation and sequential process improvement (PI) of a centralized telehospitalist...
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Intensive care unit telemedicine: alternate paradigm for providing continuous intensivist care

Objective: Intensive care units (ICUs) account for an increasing percentage of hospital admissions and resource consumption. Adverse events are common in ICU patients and contribute to high mortality rates and costs. Although evidence demonstrates reduced complications and mortality when intensivists...
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Effects of Telemedicine ICU Intervention on Care Standardization and Patient Outcomes: An Observational Study

Objectives: Given the numerous recent changes in ICU practices and protocols, we sought to confirm whether favorable effects of telemedicine ICU interventions on ICU mortality and length of stay can be replicated by a more recent telemedicine ICU intervention...
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Implementing and Optimizing Inpatient Access to Dermatology Consultations via Telemedicine: An Experiential Study

Background/Introduction: In-house dermatology consultation services for hospitalized patients are not universally available in acute care hospitals. We encountered an unanticipated access gap for in-person dermatology consultations in our tertiary care hospital that routinely cares for...
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Optimizing Tele-ICU Operational Efficiency Through Workflow Process Modeling and Restructuring

Little is known on how to best prioritize various tele-ICU specific tasks and workflows to maximize operational efficiency. We set out to: 1) develop an operational model that accurately reflects tele-ICU workflows at baseline, 2) identify workflow changes that optimize operational efficiency...
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Legal Perspectives on Telemedicine Part 2: Telemedicine in the Intensive Care Unit and Medicolegal Risk

Abstract: Tele-intensive care unit (tele-ICU) implementation has been shown to improve clinical and financial outcomes. The expansion of this new care delivery model has outpaced the development of its accompanying regulatory framework...
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Legal Perspectives on Telemedicine Part 1: Legal and Regulatory Issues

About: Telemedicine is defined as the remote delivery of clinical care services through audio-visual conferencing technology. A shortage of care practitioners combined with an aging population with disproportionately increasing care utilization patterns has created a "perfect storm,"...
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Evaluating Tele-ICU Implementation Based on Observed and Predicted ICU Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Objectives: Past studies have examined numerous components of tele-ICU care to decipher which elements increase patient and institutional benefit. These factors include review of the patient chart within 1 hour, frequent collaborative data reviews, mechanisms for rapid laboratory/alert review, and interdisciplinary rounds...
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Telemedicine in the ICU: clinical outcomes, economic aspects, and trainee education

Purpose of review: The evidence base for telemedicine in the ICU (tele-ICU) is rapidly expanding. The last 2 years have seen important additions to our understanding of when, where, and how telemedicine in the ICU adds value.
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