Tele-ICU care with which the U.S. has already had excellent experiences is meant to also be implemented in Germany so facilities are able to provide their patients with optimal care. MEDICA-tradefair.com spoke with Prof. Thea Koch, President of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine about this subject.Professor Koch, what makes telemedicine so special for intensive care patients? Surely, it has always been possible to ask colleagues for help with difficult problems.Thea Koch: This is the typical mode of operation, of course, yet tele-ICU care is about so much more. Our goal is not just to give or receive selective advice. This is about the treatment of critically ill patients with the help of the latest technology, which enables direct video transmission of the patient’s condition via video and audio connections as well as provides insights into current imaging. Without it, access to the expertise of specialists at centers and university hospitals would be impossible for smaller hospitals.
Read the complete interview with Prof. Thea Koch at MEDICA-tradefair.com