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State Launches Service to Support Critical Care Telemedicine in Hospitals

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The California Health and Human Services Agency has announced a service, in partnership with the Emergency Medical Services Authority and Vituity, to provide telemedicine critical care support to hospital patient care teams.  

The service offers three tiers of consultation by tele-intensivists: telephonic consultation, formal critical advisory consultation, and active attending physician clinical management. To participate, hospitals should submit this online form.  

Upon receipt of the form, Vituity will contact the hospital to coordinate service. Vituity is a physician-owned organization that provides emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesiology, critical care, acute psychiatry, neurology, telehealth, urgent care, and post-acute care services for 15 states and the District of Columbia. Details about the service provided and the process of securing them are here