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e-ICU goes online
From left, Jim Nemeth, Monroe Clinic chief financial officer, Mike Sanders, Monroe Clinic president and CEO, and Kate Kinney, Monroe Hospital acute care nurse practitioner, watch as Monroe Clinic unveils its e-ICU program on Tuesday. The e-ICU allows bedside nurses and doctors support from and collaboration with experts at UW Health's e-ICU command center in Madison. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Patients in a hospital's intensive care unit by definition require rigorous, around-the-clock monitoring. Now, thanks to a partnership between Monroe Clinic and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, patients in Monroe Clinic's ICU will have extra sets of eyes monitoring their vitals and taking action if anything appears irregular and merits escalation. Tuesday marked the first time live, two-way video, audio and data feeds flowed between doctors and nurses at UW Health's "e-ICU" command center in Madison and bedside caregivers of ICU patients in Monroe.