St. Louis-based Mercy, operating 32 hospitals across four states, is significantly expanding its use of telemedicine technology to remotely monitor intensive care units and emergency departments.

The organization currently monitors 430 ICU beds and multiple emergency departments using technology from Philips Healthcare. Now, it will expand telemonitoring to 1,500 acute care beds in its system, and begin offering an outsourced service targeting ICU and stroke care, as well as acute care, to hospitals across the nation.

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