© 2019

Telemedicine in the ICU

  • Matthew A. Koenig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Tele-ICU Practice Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Venktesh R. Ramnath, Atul Malhotra
      Pages 21-44
    3. Herbert J. Rogove, Jordana Bernard
      Pages 45-61
    4. Kimberly L. Rockwell, Alexis S. Gilroy
      Pages 63-85
    5. Timothy N. Liesching, Yuxiu Lei
      Pages 87-106
    6. Spyridon Fortis, Matthew R. Goede
      Pages 107-128
    7. Christian D. Becker, Mario Fusaro, Corey S. Scurlock
      Pages 129-141
  3. Quality and Outcomes of Tele-ICU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Ramesh Venkataraman, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan
      Pages 145-154
    3. Ricardo Teijeiro, M. Elizabeth Wilcox
      Pages 155-175
    4. Ann Marie Huffenberger, Rebecca Stamm, Niels D. Martin
      Pages 177-195
    5. Sanjay Subramanian, Christopher M. Palmer
      Pages 197-209
  4. Clinical Applications of Tele-ICU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Bart M. Demaerschalk
      Pages 213-224
    3. Jayashree Raikhelkar, Jayant K. Raikhelkar
      Pages 225-242
    4. S. David McSwain, John Chuo, Carley M. Howard Draddy, Dana Schinasi
      Pages 243-253
    5. Nicholas M. Mohr, Emily K. Hurst, A. Clinton MacKinney, Emma C. Nash, Brendan G. Carr, Brian Skow
      Pages 255-280
    6. Haydon M. Pitchford, Marcus C. Divers, Sherita N. Chapman, Andrew M. Southerland
      Pages 281-305

About this book


This text provides a concise, yet comprehensive overview of telemedicine in the ICU. The first part of the book reviews common issues faced by practitioners and hospital administrators in implementing and managing tele-ICU programs, including the merits of different staffing models, the challenges of building homegrown programs versus contracting for services, and the impact of state laws and payer policies on reimbursement for tele-ICU services. The second part of the book presents the current state of evidence for and against ICU telemedicine, based on clinical trials, before-and-after implementation studies, and observational data. The third part dives deeper into specific use cases for telemedicine in the ICU, including telestroke, pediatric and cardiac intensive care, and early treatment of declining patients with sepsis. 

Written by experts in the field, Telemedicine in the ICU is a practical guide for intensive care physicians and hospital administrators that provides all the information necessary in building and maintaining a successful tele-ICU program.


cardiac ICU pediatric ICU sepsis telestroke physiologic monitoring quality metrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew A. Koenig
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuroscience InstituteThe Queen’s Health SystemsHonoluluUSA

About the editors

Matthew A. Koenig, MD, FNCS
The Queen’s Health Systems
Neuroscience Institute
Honolulu, HI 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Telemedicine in the ICU
  • Editors Matthew A. Koenig
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-11568-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-11569-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 328
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“The book can serve as a tool for assessing one’s existing program and looking for new areas of expansion or improvements. … With its balanced, comprehensive, and practical presentation of the topic, it is easy to recommend this book to readers who are looking for an introductory tome on tele-ICU or for veterans who are looking to enhance their knowledge and expand their practice.” (Jean Gabriel Charchaflieh, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 132 (2), February, 2021)