Connexient announced today that the National Institutes of Health has selected our MediNav™ Digital Wayfinding and Indoor Location-based Services solution for its Clinical Center Complex (CCC) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. The CCC is comprised of 3.5 million square feet of mixed occupancy space in three congruent buildings on the NIH campus including a clinical, laboratory, administrative space with 240 inpatient beds, 82 day-hospital stations and 15 outpatient clinics and more than 5,000 rooms.
Of course, we are honored, thrilled and excited to be selected - and eager to get to work! There are several factors that make this win and project particularly important for Connexient.
First, the NIH Campus is an extraordinarily complex facility that frequently confounds arriving patients, visiting physicians and even staff. Besides creating stress and frustration, this is a challenge that has direct impact and cost on the efficiency of its operations. This is a situation where MediNav™ can really have enormous positive impact.
Second, Connexient was selected after an exhaustive search, review, and evaluation over a dozen companies that responded to an open RFP, based on the quality and breadth of its solution for Indoor Navigation and Digital Wayfinding. A particularly important factor was Connexient’s ability to enable other Enterprise IT to consume its navigation quality maps and location services, which will bring increasing ROI and benefits to the NIH as we move forward with our strategic roadmap.
Finally, this is one of the first clients for Connexient where we will start with a campus-wide deployment, and also have a mandate to look towards a network-wide deployment. So we can realize together with the NIH the full potential of MediNav™ to deliver value to users and ROI to the organization.
So, all in all, the NIH contract represents to us the fruition of 3 years of shaping and focusing our solution to meet real world needs of our clients, where we now we have our first opportunity to deploy all the pieces from the start.
Needless to say, we find that to be pretty exciting!