Saint Joseph Health System adds webcams to NICU for infant viewing
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Saint Joseph Health System has installed a new technology in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit so that families and patients can see their infant whenever they want from anywhere in the world.
The technology is called NICVIEW which consists of a bedside camera that shows a livestream of the baby through a secure and private closed system.
Families can access NICVIEW with a unique code on any internet-accessible device.
“We recognize how stressful it is for parents and other family members to have a hospitalized infant under any circumstance. The addition of this technology to our NICU underscores our goal of providing the highest level of patient and family-centered care,” said Loretta Schmidt, SJHS Chief Nursing Officer.
For added security and safety of families, no images are recorded or stored, and only the infant’s parents are given unique usernames and passwords. These can be shared with anyone that family trusts.
NICVIEW is currently serving families in approximately 90 hospitals across the country with plans to go worldwide.