You are the chief of staff of a small hospital with a 5-bed ICU. Currently, the


You are the chief of staff of a small hospital with a 5-bed ICU. Currently, the staffing of the ICU is provided by a 2-man Internal Medicine group. You have concerns for the future as they may decide to stop coverage. Fortunately, you are part of a large hospital network. You investigate the possibility of ICU coverage at night remotely from the larger hub hospital.
What advice would you give to the CEO, CIO, and hospital board regarding the advantages of a VICU (i.e., Virtual-ICU)? What would be the obstacles?


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