Video Technology Boosts Hospital Patient Relations, High-Tech Image

As video technology becomes more affordable, hospitals are test-driving it to bolster patient relations and to reinforce a "cutting-edge" market position. While video communication has become firmly integrated into physician and nurse education efforts, the technology is expected to take off with patients. Two recently launched services, BabyPress-Conference.com and C-Phone, allow hospitals to provide patients a heightened level of connectivity with family and friends.