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  • Nationwide Children’s Introduces NICVIEW Camera System to Connect NICU Newborns with their Families

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospitals in the United States, just finished installing NICVIEW, which supports their philosophy of family-centered care in a unit where the length of stay is longer. NICVIEW, the NICU camera system, helps extend family-centered care by giving parents a virtual window to their newborns. Many of the babies in the NICU, ICC and SCN are born prematurely and are released within a few days. However, the length of stay for some on this unit at Nationwide Children’s can be months. While not a replacement for visiting in person, this password-protected system allows parents and extended family members 24/7 access to the new bundle of joy. To see the system in action at Nationwide, please check out the video http://bit.ly/1diwrTW

    “We are excited to install NICVIEW in such a prestigious children’s hospital as Nationwide,” said Dominic Foster, CTO of Healthcare Observation Systems, makers of the NICVIEW System. “It is the perfect solution to help parents and family members continue bonding with their child, even when they can’t be at the bedside.”

    NICVIEW Founders, Blake Rutherford, CEO, and Dominic Foster, CTO, have developed a safe, simple and secure system valued by families and clinical staff alike. A small camera mounted to the NICU bedside captures a live, secure password-protected video stream. Parents may choose whether or not they want to use the system and have exclusive control over the password, which may be distributed at their discretion to friends or family members. With the password, virtual visits with the newborn are made possible via any internet-enabled device, including all smart phones, tablets and computers. For more information about NICVIEW, visit www.nicview.net.

    Dominic Foster