Tag Archives: telehealth

Sepsis: Time Matters

Every two minutes someone dies from sepsis in the United States. Currently, sepsis is the leading cause of death – more than breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS combined. Approximately 1.6 million cases of sepsis are treated each year in the U.S. and this number continues to increase annually by 9%. Sepsis is an equal […]

TeleHealth brings comfort to parents of NICU babies

As if delivering a baby prematurely wasn’t stressful enough, there are circumstances when new mothers can’t be physically near their babies. Perhaps the mother had complications following birth and has to stay in her hospital bed or maybe her baby is just too sick for physical contact. It’s in these cases that OSF HealthCare Children’s […]

Empowering Patients to Improve Outcomes Through Telehealth

Telehealth is still relatively new to the health care industry. However, OSF HealthCare was an early adopter with the launch of OSF ConstantCare or the eICU in 2012. The eICU allows critical care physicians and nurses in Peoria to communicate with medical personnel across the organization who are taking care of patients with intensive care […]