For the 4th consecutive year, FIRA Barcelona has chosen Connexient's Indoor Positioning partner Pole Star as the official provider for the indoor location services during the Mobile World Congress - 27 February - 2 March 2017.
Connexient sends our congratulations for this achievement!
This video nicely illustrates how Pole Star works within Connexient's MediNav solution.
Three years ago, administrators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine decided to tackle the issue of patients and visitors getting lost on its immense campus. They started a wayfinding task force to look for solutions that could reduce missed or late appointments, boost patient satisfaction, and prevent visitors from stopping employees to ask for directions during work hours.
This recent article in Modern Healthcare tells the story of how UAB Medicine selected Connexient after reviewing dozens of solutions and how MediNav will help them solve not just patient and visitor experience challenges, but improve operational efficiency and other Enterprise goals.
The U.S. News and World Report caught wind of the rapidly growing trend of indoor navigation and digital wayfinding in Healthcare - and Connexient's role in driving it! The article discusses Connexient's deployments at Atlantic Healthcare and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center as well as the broader trend.
Modern Healthcare recently wrote a nice article on Connexient as part of a series on the role of digital wayfinding in Healthcare transformation. This includes a description of how Connexient got started:
“We have this incredible GPS experience on Apple or Google Maps while driving, but once we get to the hospital, half of the people walking through the door get lost,”
said Geoff Halstead, chief product officer at Connexient.
“We thought, why can't we have indoor GPS for hospitals? Let's figure out how to do blue-dot, turn-by-turn navigation in hospitals — and that's how the company started.”
Across the board, we are seeing both healthcare and broader technology media start to pick up and focus on the emerging trend of digital wayfinding and indoor navigation.
A great article today in Hospitals & Health Networks about why Atlantic Health is rolling out "Indoor GPS" with Connexient.
"No one wants to be in the hospital. Patients are frightened and many times in pain, and their family and friends are concerned. If we don’t make it easier [for people to find their way around, anxiety can build,” he says. This anxiety affects not only patient satisfaction, but also patient outcomes and quality."
The article goes on to talk about the importance of MediNav features such as Parking Planner, and Atlantic Health's roll-out to Morristown.