“As part of a program called BabyTime, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recently deployed iPads in its neonatal intensive care unit to enable mothers to see their newborns and interact with hospital staff when they can’t do so in person,” Yoni Heisler reports for TUAW.
“Cedars-Sinai notes that approximately 20 to 30 percent of new mothers who undergo C-sections’do not feel well enough to travel from their bed in the Labor and Delivery unit to the NICU for the first 24 to 48 hours,'” Heisler reports. “With the iPad, however, these mothers can now see their newborn and, just as importantly, interact with the nurses and doctors keeping an eye on their baby.”
Heisler reports, “As one would expect, the way the program works is pretty simple. When a newborn is admitted into the NICU, one iPad is placed next to the baby’s incubator while another is delivered to the baby’s mother.”
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