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Banner achieves HIMSS Davies for intensivist tact to improve outcomes, shorten length-of-stay

December 10, 2018 / Diana Manos

Banner Health is using two-way A/V technology, predictive analytics, data visualization and advanced reporting to tackle its patient volume challenges, while at the same time improving the care of high-acuity patients. The health system’s use of IT and efficient daily use of intensivists for critically ill patients has led to improved survival, shortened length of stay and reduced complications — all without increasing the number of doctors and nurses needed. Banner reported 297,613 fewer ICU days than expected and an estimated 15,000 lives saved between 2006 and 2018. These achievements earned Banner one of this year’s HIMSS Davies Awards for Excellence. Banner’s decade-old TeleICU program keeps watch over its ICU with traditional surveillance, but in 2016 was expanded to monitor the emergency department, recovery unit, acute care, and skilled nursing spaces. Banner has also leveraged its TeleICU team--in conjunction with the real-time severe sepsis-screening a...