Angel Eye Installs 79 Cameras in Neonatal Units of Dallas-Fort Worth Area Hospitals

By Ben Boulden

Complete with audio, parents can see and talk to their baby anytime, day or night from their mobile phone or computer.

Angel Eye represents not only the latest technology but a total rethinking of how to provide patient- and family-centered care for parents and family members who are away from their babies in the NICU. After installing 60 camera systems at the Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth hospitals, they requested an additional 19 camera systems for their Dallas and Plano hospitals. Texas Health Resources, a faith-based, non-profit health care system, operates the three hospitals as well as another 23 hospitals in the north Texas region.

Angel Eye’s technology is an example of the nationally leading role played by UAMS ANGELS (Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System), a program that uses the latest communications technology to provide long-distance care to rural Arkansas parents and their newborns.

As long as the parents have provided them with the proper ID and password, other people can see the baby on their computers or cellphones anytime they would like as long as the infant is in the NICU. An unlimited number of viewers simultaneously can access a camera.

 



UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

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