Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

The healthcare products business of electronics giant Royal Philips Electronics offers an ICU (intensive care unit) remote monitoring system called eICU.  Originally developed by Visicu, Inc., a Baltimore, Maryland medical information technology company that is now part of Phillips, eICU is a combination of software, video and audio feeds and real-time patient vital statistics that hooks patients in ICUs in multiple hospitals to central monitoring facilities manned by ICU specialists.  A specialist at the central location mans a standing desk outfitted with a cutting edge graphical dashboard called orb that displays patient data, including real-time video and audio for up…

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