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Texas Health Resources When premature or sick babies are admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit, it can mean families are separated from the newborn for days, weeks, or months. To help parents and relatives bond with critically ill infants, Texas Health Resources developed Peek-A-Boo Neonatal ICU, which gives them virtual access to their baby.
The Peek-A-Boo Neonatal ICU consists of a Web camera and speakers, which are mounted over each baby's isolette. Families can then log on through any Web-enabled device to see and talk to the baby.
Texas Health Resources says the addition of Peek-A-Boo Neonatal ICU has helped reduce stress for parents and families by letting them see, speak to, and sing to their babies at any time. It gives families more access to their infants outside of the strict NICU time restrictions, and it helps families bond and connect with their babies even when they need to return to work or travel long distances to the hospital.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?