13 May 2013

VISITING HOURS ARE EXTENDED FOR PARENTS WITH BABIES IN THE NICU

NICVIEW, a Louisville company, has created a new system that lets parents see their NICU babies well past visiting hours. Their new camera system and website allows parents and other family members to monitor their new baby 24/7.

It’s simple to use: Hospitals buy the system and give an account to each family with a baby in the NICU. Parents then share the login information with friends and family. The goal is for the device to work so simply that it works across every platform, including smartphones.

The system comes with a camera, arm software and a server. So far, the system has been implemented in 10 facilities and is currently being tested in 30. NICVIEW provides technical support 24 hours a day and has access to all cameras to make them private or change the angle.

To read the full article on this new device, visit http://medcitynews.com/2013/04/startup-uses-camera-and-web-site-to-extend-visiting-hours-for-preemies/.

What other benefits do you see occurring from implementing this system in your hospital?