From Digital Savant: Santa teleconferences at Dell Children’s Medical Center

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A patient at Dell Children's Medical Center talks to Santa Claus via a Cisco Jabber video conferencing system on Wednesday. It was part of a Cisco Santa Connection program held at more than 30 hospitals nationwide. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family / Contributed

Omar. L. Gallaga has this great post on his Digital Savant blog.

Patients at Dell Children’s Medical Center on Wednesday got a virtual visit from Santa Claus. As part of a program called Cisco Santa Connection that’s being used in about 50 hospitals in the Americas, kids who are hospitalized over the holidays can get a peek

A patient at Dell Children's Medical Center talks to Santa Claus via a Cisco Jabber video conferencing system on Wednesday. It was part of a Cisco Santa Connection program held at more than 30 hospitals nationwide. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family / Contributed

A patient at Dell Children’s Medical Center talks to Santa Claus via a Cisco Jabber video conferencing system on Wednesday. It was part of a Cisco Santa Connection program held at more than 30 hospitals nationwide. Credit: Seton Healthcare Family / Contributed

at Santa and communicate with St. Nick via teleconference on a secure Cisco Jabber system.

The program started seven years ago. The technology can be used on iOS devices like iPhones and iPads as well as on mobile carts and other systems using Jabber.

And in a totally self-serving plug, I should mention that Santa will be a guest on this week’s “Statesman Shots” podcast which will be posted on Thursday. Busy week for Santa!

 

Santa is also taking pictures with preemies today at Seton Medical Center, giving their parents a photo of Santa on their baby’s first Christmas.


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