Mercy Health’s Jewish Hospital and Connexient officially announced today the launch of MediNav, branded as “Right This Way.” Encompassing Web, Kiosk and mobile turn-by-turn navigation, Right This Way provides a compele solution for digital wayfinding to enhance Patient Experience and assist staff and vendors in their daily wayfinding needs. We are very proud to have Mercy Health as our latest launched partner, and the first in the mid-west!
“Right This Way makes it easy for patients and visitors to find their way around the hospital. It offers detail-rich indoor maps, turn-by-turn indoor navigation, parking help and more on cell phones, kiosks and on Mercy Health’s website,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health Central Market President and CEO. “We’re always looking to improve the experience of both our patients and visitors and we launched the app to guide you to the department or room you want to visit, remember where you parked and help reduce missed or late appointments.”
The Cincinnati Business Courier wrote up a great article about Right This Way with multiple quotes from Craig Schmidt, the Chief Operating Officer of Jewish Hospital. A few excerpts below and follow the link to read the full article.
Jewish Hospital's Right This Way mapping system provides step-by-step directions to almost any spot in the facility via a smartphone app.
The free app is available at the Apple App Store and through Google Play. The mapping system can also be used on a tablet or personal computer via mercy.com/WayToJewish.
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.