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Baycare Health published a fun and informative article on the new Baycare Compass mobile app, powered by MediNav, in this month's edition of their Baycare Chat newsletter.   You can:

Or read the article below.

App Helps Patients and Visitors Find Their Way

Where do I park? Where’s the cafeteria? These are just two of the questions that BayCare Health System is hoping to answer for patients and visitors with BayCare Compass, a new, free, mobile wayfinding application. BayCare Compass provides turn-by-turn directions on a smart phone or tablet to help patients and visitors locate their destination at a hospital.

“BayCare Compass can provide patients and visitors what they need and want — information in the palm of their hand that makes using the hospital easier,” said Tim Thompson, senior vice president of information officer.

As part of an enterprise-wide project across all BayCare hospitals, BayCare Compass first launched at St. Anthony’s Hospital in August. Work has started to install BayCare Compass at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The goal is to have the free app in use at all 14 BayCare hospitals by 2019. Available for free download on the Apple App store or Google Play, BayCare

Compass features:
  • Detailed maps of publicly available
  • hospital floors
  • Directory of publicly available
  • departments and clinics
  • Real-time location
  • Points of interest around a hospital
  • Driving and parking directions

BayCare Compass is just one of a series of technology-based solutions BayCare is using HealthNav and BayCare Anywhere.

Pole Star and Connexient presented together at an interactive roundtable on IoT in Health Care at the Telcom Council IOT Forum at the Samsung Research Center in Mountain View, CA on Thursday, December 7th.

 

 

The presentation to an audience of industry leaders from Samsung, Mitsubishi, GE and others in Silicon Valley touched on the critical importance of indoor mapping, navigation and location services to IOT in large, complex facility and focused on a case study of both patient and staff use cases at their deployment at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.

 

Connexient's Chief Product Officer, Geoff Halstead, spoke at the Comspark Tech + Innovation Conference in Mason, OH today.  to an audience of Healthcare and other Enterprise IT Executives.    In addition to presentation and demo, the session included a very active Q & A discussion.   

Wayfinding Applications: How Handheld Devices Are Changing the Way We Navigate

Improving patient experience is the #1 priority of hospitals. See how world class hospital systems are using mobile wayfinding to remove the stress of getting from place to place within their campuses.

In the age of smart phones, businesses with large campuses such as hospitals, universities, and malls are turning to navigation on handheld mobile devices as a resource to make it easier for customers and visitors to find their way.

Join Afidence CEO Bryan Hogan as he introduces mobile wayfinding and the many industries that could benefit from this technology. With him will be Connexient Chief Product Officer Geoff Halstead showing how the application MediNav has revolutionized wayfinding in hospital campuses nationwide.

The NIH Clinical Center and Connexient celebrated a major milestone this month:  the one year anniversary of the public launch of NIHCC Take Me There!

This article talks about how MediNav helps thousands of visitors, patients - and staff - get around the 4.3M SF facility, with 20,000 rooms, 13 miles of corridors, 15 outpatient clinics and 93 day hospital stations - as well as the the 340 acre campus.   It also speaks to some of the other advanced use cases in Operations and Safety and Security that are already being addressed - and are opportunities for integrations that Connexient is now working together with the NIH Clinical Center and application partners to implement.

"Our goal is to get the patient where they want to be when they want to be there," said Eric Cole, chief of the CC Administrative Management Department and lead on the implementation of the app. "In doing so we saw an opportunity to make the hospital safer. With NIHCC TakeMeThere, emergency personnel and first responders can now easily find any room in the facility no matter where it is or if they've ever been there."

 

 

Go to NIH Web Site to read the full article

Trying to maneuver Houston's many sprawling medical centers is equivalent to navigating a city within a city.

Actually, many would argue it's even harder. When you're sick, hurting or concerned for a loved one, trying to navigate your way to a doctor is not easy.

This app will help you navigate Memorial Hermann! Haley Hernandez is giving it a test run today and finding out how fast It can be expanded to other hospitals.

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