Healthcare Wayfinding Latest Innovations:
The only constant in a hospital is change. Departments are moved from building to building and wing to wing, employees come and go and new service lines are added, which leaves the person in charge of signage with a big mess as they struggle to communicate this information to patients, visitors and fellow employees. Hospitals become a large maze with little guidance for patient/visitor. How can you stay on top of this issue?
There is an app for that!
CS&G’s Squire Healthcare Wayfinding Innovations include smartphone apps, QR codes, touch screen kiosks, digital displays and easily updatable modular signage to enhance your current wayfinding system with easily updatable components. Squire allows for at home, in route and on premise wayfinding guidance for your patients/visitors.
“I think everyone understands the wide range of high-tech medical equipment available within the modern hospital. Squire offers Thompson Health an opportunity to extend that technology to wayfinding, and in so doing, to make the healthcare experience easier and less stressful for our patients, residents and families,” Said Christopher Mahan, Senior Vice President for Development and Support Services at Thompson Health.
The Squire Wayfinding App System includes:
• Smartphone Apps-The smartphone can become a guide for your patients/visitors, providing home to destination information in the palm of their hand.
• QR Codes- Link to directional maps, educational content and hospital service line promotion through the use of QR Codes.
• Touch Screen Kiosks-Allow your patient/visitor to customize their experience at your facility with the use of touch screen kiosks located in major public areas.
• Digital Displays- Transform your waiting room televisions to a patient information centers that provide directional, educational and important policy information.
To View a Demo of the new Squire Wayfinding App in use at Thompson Healthcare click above.
Other emerging technological advancements Include:
Touch screen technology once was a fad and intimidating for many. Now airlines, banks and many other industries has made customer interaction with kiosks almost second nature. Medical facilities increasingly lean on this technology for patient registration, wayfinding and distributing marketing/wellness/physician referral information.
Modular Signage With In House Updating
Thanks to advances in computers and the ability to produce high quality prints within most hospital, many facilities can utilize healthcare wayfinding modular signs that allows them to update their own signage in minutes. CS&G offers multiple modular signage systems that will provide facilities with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant signage that can be changed and updated in-house utilizing software and templates.
QR Codes/MS Tags
Anything that can be posted on a website can be quick-linked via QR Codes/MS Tags. Demos, directory listings, maps,
And even directions to predetermined locations can be accessed quickly with smart phones.
At Cooper Signage and Graphics, we consider the integration of these wayfinding innovations as a key component of taking your wayfinding program to the next level, which we call CareFinding™, thus providing your patients, visitors and employees with enhanced information to make their visit to your facility even better. To engage one of CS&G’s wayfinding professionals to help you enhance your wayfinding program, contact us by visiting www.carefinding.com or calling 800-297-2324 to schedule your free consultation.
Cooper Signage and Graphics (CS&G) is pioneering advances to improve and enhance the patient/visitor experience at healthcare facilities with their Squire Wayfinding System.