White River Health (WRH) has recently installed a new and innovative Infant Safety System developed by CertaScan Technologies (www.certascantek.com). The proprietary system allows the hospital to capture high resolution newborn footprints which can be used for precise identification in situations like an abduction, lost baby or natural disaster.
The Newborn Safety System — which uses LiveScan Technology — has garnered the attention and praise from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and has been included as a recommendation for hospitals in its most recent Infant Security Guidelines.
The System is entirely safe for use on babies and provides outstanding footprint quality. Nurses prefer the System because it is easy to use, seamless to adopt and replaces the time consuming and messy ink and paper method. The digital footprints and security photo can be stored efficiently in the newborn’s electronic medical record. And, much like finger prints, foot prints are a biometric, unique to each baby, so they can be used for identification throughout a lifetime.
Each new mom receives an attractive certificate of her newborn’s footprint during her stay. When she returns home, she can visit www.firstfootprint.com to enhance the certificate with colors, different fonts and borders. She can also download a digital copy of her baby’s footprint. These additional benefits are provided as a gift from WRH and at no cost to moms.
WRH is the one of the few hospitals in the area to provide this innovative service to moms and the community it serves.
WRH is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas. The system includes White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville, Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) in Mountain View, outpatient facilities, primary care facilities, and specialty physician office practices. WRH is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health.