New Moms Check In With Their Newborns On iPads To Start Surveillance Young

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After a difficult birth, women are sometimes separated from their newborns because the babies are in the neonatal intensive care unit and the mothers are recovering elsewhere in the hospital. Cedars-Sinai in LA is providing iPads for "BabyTime", though, so families can stay connected.

Doctors at Cedars-Sinai estimate that 20 to 30 percent of mothers are not ambulatory for at least a day after they give birth and could benefit from the program. These patients are given an iPad and can use BabyTime twice a day to connect with the iPad set up next to their infant's incubator. Babies take note, these iPads foreshadow the video baby monitors and tracked cell phones in your futures. [medGadget]

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BarbaraWalters
BarbaraWalters

Maybe instead of buying iPads for parents to check in on ugly babies with deformed heads as shown in the picture, they could have billed my insurance 1/10th of the amount they did or at least made the charge somewhat comparable to the prices of nearby facilities. Now I see why they didn't have their prices for services listed on my insurance company's website. live and learn.