Brookwood Baptist Medical Center has implemented a video-only webcam system designed for families to see their hospitalized baby whenever they wish. The system, called NICVIEW, is distributed by the Natus Medical Incorporated.
A bedside camera transmits live visual images of the baby through a secure system that families can access with their unique code and display on any internet-accessible device. The cameras run on the hospital's network and do not interfere with the technology otherwise in use in the unit. NICU staff is trained on the use of the system and have the option of turning off the camera when requested by the family.
"We recognize how stressful it is for parents to have a hospitalized infant," said Keith Parrott, CEO of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. "The addition of this technology to our Level III NICU underscores our goal of providing the highest level of patient care."