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Remote intensive care unit helps save lives

May 18, 2011 5:59pm
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(NECN: Melissa Toupin, Worcester, Mass.) - A study at UMass Memorial Medical Center found seriously ill patients at the hospital suffered fewer complications when they were monitored by another set of doctors who weren't at the bedside.

The eICU team works as a second set of eyes helping bedside doctors.

Dr. Craig Lilly is the eICU director and says the hospital opted into the technology back in 2006- hoping to save more lives.

During a 3 year period Dr. Lilly estimates nearly 400 additional lives were saved because of eICU alerts.

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