Most of the time patients are comfortable with telemedicine and they are very receptive with it. Dr. Louis Gidel, Chief Medical Informatics Officer with Baptist Health South Florida also says he had known about this type of technology since mid-1990s. Actually more than 400 hundred hospitals use this system across the country, he adds.
Dr. Louis Gidel, Chief Medical Informatics Officer with Baptist Health South Florida explains all about the different Tele-ICU programs. There are several Tele-ICU programs: Sepsis management program, telestroke, ventilator associated events, low tidal volume ventilation, glycemic control, progressive care, ePharmacy.
Dr. Louis Gidel, Chief Medical Informatics Officer with Baptist Health South Florida, describes, with a digital imaging, how a two-way video of Telehealth works. He shows the view in the tele-ICU and the view from the bedside. “The doctors and nurses can read all of the important information about the patients," he says. Since 2006, at the Baptist, doctors have seen almost one hundred thousand patients with this system, the expert affirms. “We thought the patients may initially not be too receptive with this, but in 12 years doctors may have had a dozen or 10 patients who did not want the cameras on," he says.
Telehealth is a strategy that uses a technology to enable people to have better access to their records and to enable physicians and nurses to take better care of their patients Dr. Louis Gidel, Chief Medical Informatics Officer with Baptist Health South Florida, explains the ICU roomsâ€™ functions and how these units help and improve the patientsâ€™ health. He says all of the information is in the medical record but, for now this service is not available at home.
“Iâ€™d like to think it becomes to standard. Most of the hospitals that use this technology are very high quality institutions," says Dr. Louis Gidel, Chief Medical Informatics Officer with Baptist Health South Florida about the Tele-ICU. The future is improvement in the technology. When the system started, patients in bed couldn't see the physicians or therapists. Nowadays, It's most conversational, he explains