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In command of the ICU

High-tech monitoring system could save lives and money, study finds

Dr. Mitra Ghasemi, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center tele-ICU unit in Worcester, spoke with Dr. Craig Lilly through a video hookup. Dr. Mitra Ghasemi, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center tele-ICU unit in Worcester, spoke with Dr. Craig Lilly through a video hookup. (Ellen Harasimowicz for The Boston Globe)
By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / December 1, 2010

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Monitoring the sickest hospital patients remotely from a command center staffed around the clock by intensive care specialists could save 350 lives and $122 million a year if every hospital in the state adopted the model, according to a report being released today by a Cambridge health care think tank. (Full article: 897 words)

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