Coming Soon in Navigator v. 3.1: Meet Me!
With our Navigator v. 3.0 launch and initial roll-out in our rear view mirror, Connexient is now focused on a busy roadmap of enhancements and innovations in 3.x releases over the next several quarters. The first of these is a great new feature called Meet Me!
Anyone that has ever worked in a large, complex healthcare facility knows that just finding a family member or friend - or colleague or co-worker - who is already deep inside a building can be a daunting challenge.
The Solution: Meet Me!
Our new Meet Me feature - now in internal beta and launching in October, 2018 - will make meeting up fast and easy by sharing either your current location or a designated location that you are headed towards.
The initial release will start with a very simple, intuitive and robust initial design. Going forward, we will be expanding functionality in many ways, including dynamic updates of the other user's location (think Uber), management of opt-in users and groups (e.g. your family, co-workers, etc.), and more.
The New Era of Location Sharing with MediNav
This is just the first step into location sharing with MediNav - which will open up a world of new capabilities that can radically improve both Patient Experience and Staff Efficiency. The size and complexity of healthcare facilities and campuses exerts a negative friction on everything that moves around in them - making things more difficult and stressful for patients, less efficient for staff, more costly for operations.
With location-sharing, MediNav can now start to address not only the problem of "wayfinding" - how to get there - but the even more important challenges of how to coordinate and connect dynamically. In the past, we have called this the "Uberization of the Enterprise." We are not talking about Uber as a ride sharing service. Rather, we are referring to Uber as a service that leveraged mapping, GPS, and navigation to create a remarkable new platform for logistics that enabled the transformational services of ride sharing, but reaches far beyond it.
By adding location sharing into MediNav - and integrating it with other Smart Building and Indoor LBS platforms - we can help to coordinate the movement of people, assets, equipment - and one day soon perhaps robots - across large, complex facilities and campuses. Whether it is something as simple as meeting up with a family member or co-worker for a coffee, improving the valet service so the car is ready to pick-up when you arrive, or as complex as transport logistics for vendors and staff, combining location sharing with indoor navigation will create transformational benefits for both users and our Enterprise clients.
Let the new era begin!