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NEW YORK, NY and BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 25, 2016). Connexient and The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine, based in Birmingham, AL, announced today that they have kicked off deployment of Connexient’s MediNavTM Navigator Edition 2.0 across the UAB Medicine Birmingham campus, encompassing all UAB Hospital buildings and The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital outpatient facility.
MediNavTM is a best-of-breed digital wayfinding solution for healthcare that provides rich indoor maps, “blue dot” indoor navigation and location-based services for patients, visitors and staff. In addition to enhancing patient experience to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, MediNavTM can reduce missed or late appointments and improve operational efficiency.
Powered by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons and sophisticated handset sensor fusion technology, MediNavTM Navigator v. 2.0 is the most advanced digital wayfinding solution available, with rich features that solve real world problems.
- True turn-by-turn indoor navigation – with voice prompts, off-route notification, visual landmark references and more.
- Parking Planner and My Car Saver – features that navigate users to the best parking location based on their appointment location inside the facility and saves their car’s location for easy return when they are finished.
- All Screens Solution – ensuring that patients and visitors can access vital information anytime and anywhere across Mobile, Web, Kiosks and Digital Signage.
- Outdoor + Indoor, Network-wide Wayfinding – guiding users across all the challenges of a campus or even networks of facilities.
- Mobile Application SDKs and Web APIs – to enable integration of maps and navigation into existing mobile and Web applications.
Reid Jones, the Chief Operating Officer at UAB Medicine said: “As one of the largest academic medical centers in the nation, UAB Medicine’s Birmingham campus comprises over 4 million square feet of buildings, plus multiple parking facilities. Connexient’s all-screens solution and turn-by-turn blue-dot mobile navigation will be a valuable resource for our patients, visitors and staff to safely and easily find their way on our large campus. We also see many future opportunities to improve operational efficiency, campus safety and more by integrating the MediNav SDK and Web APIs with other enterprise applications.”
“Our deployment at UAB Medicine marks one of our largest deployments yet” commented Mark Green, Connexient CEO and Co-Founder. “Beyond size, however, what makes it so exciting is the strategic vision UAB Medicine has for how navigation quality indoor maps and navigation services can positively impact the entire enterprise. We look forward to working together to drive innovation and value for their patients, visitors and staff.”
Connexient (www.connexient.com) provides innovative Indoor Mapping, Navigation and Location-based Services for Enterprises with large, complex buildings and campuses. The MediNavTM Navigator Edition Patient Experience solution helps hospitals and healthcare networks to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, reduce missed or late appointments and improve HCAHPS scores.
More than just a mobile app, Connexient’s mission and vision is to navigation-enable Enterprise IT. The Connexient Mobile Application SDKs and Web APIs enable its clients to integrate its rich, navigation quality indoor maps and location-based services across Enterprise IT in areas such as asset tracking, staff and patient flow, facility management, safety and security and more, with use cases that bring compelling value to users and direct ROI in capturing lost revenue, reducing costs and increasing operational efficiency and intelligence.
About UAB Medicine
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to research and patient care, UAB Medicine is an internationally renowned academic medical center and the premier health care facility in the state of Alabama. UAB Medicine delivers knowledge that will change your world through providing outstanding patient care; developing advancements in scientific discovery and biomedical research; and providing a strong foundation of education and training for professionals. We strive to be a place where patients want to come for care; employees want to work; faculty want to practice and conduct research; students, residents, and fellows want to learn; and donors want to give to a better future. Learn more at uabmedicine.org or uabnursing.org.
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