TCS has designed an app called Neonatal Care and Me to help parents with the skills and confidence needed to care for babies during and after their hospital stay
TCS, in association with theSouth Western Sydney Local Health District have announced the launch of Neonatal Care and Me, an app for the parents of preterm babies. This app has been designed and developed by Tata Consultancy Services. The Neonatal Care and Me app helps parents and caregivers by complementing the high-quality care, help and support they receive in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Special Care Nurseries.
Some of the features of the app is that It delivers skills and training, and offers much needed guidance about caring for preterm babies during and after their stay at the hospital. The app shares practical tips to help people care for their early bundle of joy including taking baby’s temperature, tube feeding, changing an oxygen probe and tracking age and weight on the growth chart.
“As leaders in innovation, we are passionate about leveraging technology to address real-world problems. When we heard about the challenges clinical staff at South Western Sydney Local Health District were facing, we knew technology could enhance how they support and educate parents and caregivers of preterm babies, during their hospital stay and then at home. The app is easy to use and is designed to put the needs of the patient first, empowering parents and caregivers to learn at their own pace,” said Patrick Bodegraven General Manager, Public Sector, TCS.
The app is available on the Apple app store and Google Play Store to download for free. Neonatal Care and Me has been piloted with parents from Miracle Babies, an Australian organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.