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Title Baby CareLink: Home Telemedicine for Families of NICU Patients
Author(s) Grace Pompilio-Weitzner, James Gray, Peter C. Jones, Alison Levy, Sam Scholz, Elizabeth Sturges, Charles Safran
Source Proceedings of the AMIA '98 Fall Symposium, Pages 1055-1055
Publisher Hanley and Belfus, Inc.
Publication Date Nov. 1998
Abstract This poster presents a demonstration of a WWW-based application that is deployed as part of a comprehensive telemedicine system. This application provides educational and emotional support to families of high risk newborns both during their hospitalization and following discharge. We believe that this use of emerging technology will not only lead to shorter hospital stays but will also increase parental understanding, provide enhanced opportunities for family paced learning, provide emotional support, and improve the coordination of discharge and post-discharge care.


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