CritiCare’s Model of Care
Structured Safety and Quality
CritiCare teams develop evidence-based standards of practice that minimize risk and ensure ICU patients receive the highest standards of care every day. From mechanical ventilation to nutrition support, blood transfusions, catheterizations, and more, we evaluate and adapt best medical practices to each hospital setting, taking into account local priorities and resources. The team builds the skills to develop these guidelines and ordersets from scratch. Through our integration with the multidisciplinary team and our disciplined approach to data-driven process improvement over time, we create a culture of quality and safety throughout the ICU. This is transformative to the working dynamics of the unit and ultimately leads to fewer complications, more lives saved and improved efficiency.
Our leadership team meets regularly with hospital administration to learn about your objectives for the critical care service line. Our physicians are then incentivized in keeping with hospital goals, rewarding better patient outcomes and ICU efficiency rather than increasing case volume.
Expert Physician Leadership
The CritiCare program mandates that an experienced ICU medical director oversees the development and dissemination of all elements of the program. CritiCare intensivists are on site in the ICU at all times during their shifts with no competing responsibilities, providing critically ill patients immediate access to the best expertise. These physicians lead daily rounds with teams of healthcare specialists, providing an evidence-based, collaborative approach to patient care. The CritiCare team also has experience in telehealth solutions that enable dedicated intensivists to direct bedside care for critically ill patients in remote locations.
The CritiCare team works closely with hospital quality and information technology departments to establish measurable success metrics. We regularly assess improvements in quality, efficiency, and cost in the ICU. This approach translates into improved clinical outcomes, substantial reductions in complications, and significant financial savings that deliver a two-to-three times ROI.