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When doctors and medical staff are monitoring a patient at a hospital, there’s a lot of advanced technology involved. For outpatient care, it’s often a completely different story.
Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital is using a new platform developed by Locus Health, a digital health platform company, to improve follow-up care for cardiology and neonatal intensive care unit patients.
Taking home a baby born with complications can be a daunting task for many new parents, but now more hospitals are using iPads and cutting-edge technology to aid in their recovery.
For decades, monitoring children after they left the hospital for the first time was done with pen and paper. Now it’s done with an iPad, and a Charlottesville tech startup is leading the charge to provide communication services in that niche of the healthcare industry.
Jeffrey Vergales, a pediatric cardiologist, along with his wife, Brooke Vergales, a NICU pediatrician have created an iPad program that will make life for NICU parents easier, with the goal of shortening time spent in the hospital.
How This Hospital’s App For NICU Babies Is Empowering Parents & Sending Their Little Ones Home Sooner
Along with concerns over their child's health and well-being, many parents with children in the NICU struggle with feelings of helplessness. With nurses and doctors doing much of the work behind closed doors, parents can feel separated from their new babies.