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Carolinas HealthCare adds virtual component to intensive care

Charlotte Business Journal, May 3, 2013
Carolinas HealthCare System wants to improve care and reduce hospital stays for its sickest patients by using virtual medical care. The Charlotte health-care system is putting the finishing touches on a $12.3 million, virtual critical-care project, slated to open on Tuesday. The 3,200-square-foot command center in Mint Hill will allow for 24/7 remote monitoring of patients in intensive-care units across the health-care system's footprint. The command center will rely on audio and video to monitor patient data, such as lab results, blood-pressure readings and heart monitoring. Hospital personnel and the command center will be able to communicate around the clock about a patient's condition and concerns.