Calif. Research Backs Use of Telehealth in Neonatal ICUs
The use of remote robotic telemedicine technology in neonatal intensive care units is a safe and feasible way to provide care in hospitals with a limited work force, according to a study conducted by researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. For the study, which was published in the Journal of Perinatology, researchers compared the findings of an on-site neonatologist at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center's NICU with the findings of a remote neonatologist. The study found excellent or intermediate-to-good agreements between the on-site and remote specialists for nearly all physical exam assessments.
- "Robotic Neonatal Telemedicine Rocks" (Lewis, InformationWeek, 7/7).