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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.
For years, sick babies at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital would spend days, weeks and even months in the heavily-monitored, technology-filled neonatal intensive care unit, only to eventually go home with little more than old-school binders for their parents to diligently take notes on their health with a pen and paper.
hildren’s of Alabama will be providing Locus Health’s telehealth and remote monitoring app to new parents taking home infants with complex congenital heart disease.
Birmingham-based Children's of Alabama hospital will integrate digital health developer Locus Health's telehealth platform for remote monitoring of pediatric cardiology patients.